Bastyr University is seeking an Academic Advisor/Degree Coordinator to join the advising team in our Registrar’s Office.

This person will advise graduate level students in the Naturopathic Medicine program. Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor. The intent of this partnership is to advise and collaborate with students in completing their programs on time. A high degree of attention to detail, excellent communication and problem-solving skills is required for this position.

Compensation: $21- $24.00 per hour, depending on experience.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week.


  • 403(b) (Automatic Employer Contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours worked)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • No cost Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Sick Pay
  • Personal Day
  • Vacation
  • Community Service Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Tuition assistance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible
  • Shuttle transportation available
  • LinkedIn Learning



  1. Advise graduate level students regarding their academic progress and university policies.
  2. Coordinate with the naturopathic medicine department regarding the course offerings; analyze and create an individualized quarterly plan of courses for ND students.
  3. Register ND students in their quarterly required courses.
  4. Develop and maintain systems to track student progress accurately and efficiently for on-time graduation.
  5. Evaluate students’ academic coursework to determine eligibility to take licensing exams, enter clinic, and fulfill graduation requirements.
  6. Generally, devote 60% of time to traditional registrar functions, 25% of time to direct interactions with students, and 15% of time to coordination with naturopathic department.
  7. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  8. Works under the general supervision of the University Registrar.


Education and Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Two to four years’ experience in academic advising or related careers in post-secondary education, or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position.
  3. Ability to learn and use complex computer-based systems and multi-faceted network related software and database management systems.
  4. Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  5. Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Ability to process and maintain highly confidential information.
  7. Ability to work effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds, abilities, outlooks, ages, and nationalities.
  8. Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Excel.
  9. Familiarity with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit or stand in a stationary position and also move about the inside of the office or building with appropriate accommodation

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: All new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 

How to Apply:

Please refer to job #22-019 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter and resume.


About Bastyr:

Bastyr is a progressive internationally recognized pioneer in Natural Health Arts and Sciences education and research. Founded in 1978, the University today offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs that reflect multidisciplinary, science-based natural health curricula with an emphasis on the integration of mind, body, spirit, and nature. Regionally accredited since 1989, Bastyr University is composed of three schools, the School of Naturopathic Medicine, The School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences and the School of Traditional World Medicines. Bastyr is comprised of a main campus in Kenmore, WA, a health clinic in Seattle, and a branch campus and health clinic in San Diego.

Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Bastyr University does not discriminate against any person in matters of employment, application for employment, student or applicant for admission, or participation in our programs or benefits on the basis of the following protected classes: ancestry, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), ethnic or national origin (includes language use and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), marital status, genetic information, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), veteran or military status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to request or discuss a special accommodation due to a disability.

All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or by email.