Trine Careers

Graduate Advisor

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Trine University, C.W. Sponsel Center for Administration

The Opportunity

Graduate Advisors are central to the success of graduate programs in the Graduate School. Advisors work with graduate students, Program Directors, and the Dean to schedule courses, and mentor graduate students at the Fort Wayne campus. They also advise students on courses, curriculum and academic conduct according to Trine’s Gradate Policies. The Graduate Advisor closely monitors student success, attendance, focuses on the retention of the students and promotes the general well-being and development of the international student.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 


Student Advising

  • work with Fort Wayne campus graduate students to advise on courses, programs and guidelines according to Trine Graduate Policies
  • stay abreast of developments in the discipline and guides program accordingly
  • work with Graduate Program Directors to complete schedule to ensure that needed courses are offered 


  • make recommendations for program changes
  • member of Degree-Specific Advisory Committee
  • participate in program assessment meetings and procedures
  • provide academic and program advice to students
  • work with Content-Area Lead Faculty to assess program


  • serve as resource for academic advisement
  • provide information regarding employment opportunities following graduation and connection to Trine’s Employment Resource Center
  • serve as advocate of graduate students, individually and collectively, within program, assuring fairness of treatment
  • responsible for discipline/sanctioning of graduate students in degree programs

Other Responsibilities

  • support any other activities appropriate for enhancing the graduate program
  • develop and maintain graduate learning resource modules for student success
  • collect, analyze and generate program reports as needed

Education and/or Experience

Require experience working with international students. Masters preferred, with 2 to 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. The successful candidate must be able to perform in a fast paced and often-changing regulatory environment. Must have a demonstrated ability to internalize and interpret large amounts of detailed information, and to work effectively with technology. Must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with students whose native language is not English. Strong presentation skills are required. The successful candidate will have the strong desire and ability to assist students with a wide range of needs and challenges. Detailed requirements specified below:

  • PhD or Master’s degree
  • Work experience in promoting and retention of students within a college or university
  • Live near the Fort Wayne campus
  • Familiarity with student database platform

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:                     

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match                        
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification.  Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.