Academic Student Advisor, Graduate Programs

Edmonton, Alberta
Faculty of Health Disciplines
AU Edmonton
70,281.80  Annual
42,868.48  Annual
Permanent Full Time
Division Faculty of Health Disciplines FTE 1.0
Location Name AU Edmonton Position Type Permanent Full Time
Location Edmonton, Alberta Job ID 1799
Posted 02/14/2020 Wage Min 42868.4800
Closing Date 02/28/2020 Wage Max 70281.8000


The Academic Student Advisor, Graduate Programs, will assume responsibility for assisting students with academic program planning and the selection of appropriate courses for Graduate programs within the Faculty of Health Disciplines.  The incumbent will ensure that all student queries are dealt with in a timely and professional manner. He/she will assist students and prospective students with the interpretation of institutional requirements, policies, and regulations; interpret student profiles; provide assistance to students in drafting plans for course order to most efficiently and effectively benefit students through their program. Appropriate records will be maintained on all students.



  • An undergraduate degree and two years post-secondary educational work experience in an advising position. Equivalent education and experience or a combination of these may be considered.
  • Extensive knowledge of Athabasca University policies and procedures is required
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills are essential
  • Ability to think clearly and logically and search for solutions
  • Excellent, demonstrated knowledge of student information systems (e.g. Banner) along with Microsoft Office is required.  Ability and willingness to learn to use additional applications and software as needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the role.
  • The ability to be patient, understanding and helpful given the high degree of contact with students and other clients is a must.  Working with a team of service providers and serving students are the critical components of this position.
  • Demonstrated use of written and oral communication skills including, but not limited to listening, problem solving, conflict resolution and investigative skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to recognize the need for keep others informed is required.
  • The ability to manage several activities at once, set priorities, work effectively under pressure, and maintain accuracy, along with meeting strict deadlines.


The full job description can be viewed at: Academic Student Advisor, Graduate Programs 

For further information regarding this position, please contact Myreene Tobin at 780-421-3279 or by e-mail :


First consideration will be given to internal applicants according to the AUPE Collective Agreement, Article 11.02.