What does a Program Advisor do?

Program advisors perform a range of advising and support services to assist students enrolled in a particular academic program, typically at a college or university. They are generally involved with all phases of the student lifecycle journey, from enrollment and orientation all the way to graduation. They help with the selection and registration of courses, ensure that a student is on track to meet program graduation requirements, and assist students with any concerns or challenges they may have.

Program advisors typically have a master’s degree in advising, education, or a specific discipline that allows them to advise students in that field. A background in higher education is preferred. These roles require good organizational skills, strong project management capabilities, and proficiency with common office software programs.

What responsibilities are common for Program Advisor jobs?
  • Remain up to date on international standards and frameworks, including particularly FATF standards, country recommendations, and meetings, including by liaising with Economic Bureau, DOJ, and Treasury.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with office and other INL colleagues, members of USG law enforcement agencies involved in programming, and USG personnel assigned to U.S. embassies that are associated with particular implementation programs and policy processes.
  • Assist with the preparation of responses to Congressional questions, press guidance, and interagency documents in accordance with Department policies and regulations.
  • Provide technical and project management support towards the delivery of next generation cyber capabilities.
  • Work as part of a small team responsible for manage centrally managed anti-money laundering/illicit finance programming along with other transnational crime issues.
  • Work with cross functional teams to ensure timely and quality delivery of capabilities and services.
  • Function as a change agent, collaborate with staff members to drive continuous, rapid performance improvement.
  • Act as a strategic advisor, align solutions with business needs, create innovative approaches to address client requirements, and build collaborative internal and external relationships with clients and partners.
  • Experience with analyze project-specific financial metrics to conduct accurate financial forecasting and projections and monitoring actuals against plan.
  • Ability to lead discussions with various stakeholders to conduct strategic planning, define business objectives, prioritize goals, and mitigate risks.
  • Help identify, plan, and execute improvement projects by an internal behavioral health consultant providing support necessary to deliver results and spread changes.
  • Support improvement related communication and reporting by preparing and delivering internal quality monitoring reports and other materials.
What are the typical qualifications for Program Advisor jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer engineering, information science, computer science or industrial engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, confidence, and sound work ethic.
  • A collaborator with strict attention to detail.
  • Comfortable leading and advising to solve problems.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • Can take the lead and make decisions while strengthening interior and exterior relationships.
  • Will strive for continuous improvement.
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt training.
  • Comfortable with budget planning and project design tasks.
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Program Advisor Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹8,00,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹8L
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Program Advisor Career Path

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Years of Experience Distribution

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“I never felt afraid to voice my opinion and felt like my perspective was respected and valued.”

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“Never got a "bonus" although I hit all the metrics according to my sales manager.”

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“Work culture at IK is the best”

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“Salaries are not really great”

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“good organisation to work for”

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1 Mar 2022

“bad career development”

Times Professional LearningTimes Professional Learning
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6 Dec 2021

“Salary is Good”

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“Pay not so good.”

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