Academic Advisor II

Job Summary

The Academic Advisor II advises students concerning their academic plans and progress, academic schedule, choice of major, and other academic activities and career goals, to assist the students in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to graduation. Advisors are committed to providing guidance in academic and personal development in a collaborative and mentoring environment. The objective is to foster interaction between the advisors and students in a supportive atmosphere where students will achieve self-sufficiency while implementing their educational goals to reach degree completion.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

•Provides one-on-one and group advising to students within the College/Unit.
•Assist students in developing an education plan for timely graduation.
•Conducts regular degree progression audits for assigned caseload.
•Provides academic advising to groups of incoming students during the Eagle View Orientation process. Prepares degree audit and other academic information for incoming students.
•Requests course evaluations and updates course articulation as needed.
•Enters course substitutions and exceptions in the degree audit system.
•Reviews and processes transient application requests.
•Represents the Department and the Division during campus and community recruitment and outreach events, such as Eagle Expo and Weeks of Welcome.
•Maintains advising records and confidential student information.
•Participates in University/College/Unit training and professional development activities.
•Meets with prospective students and conducts unofficial transfer credit evaluations upon request.
•Delivers advising related presentations and workshops conducted by the unit such as: Eagle View Orientation, Eagle Expo, Checkpoint Meetings and Weeks of Welcome.
•Reviews and maintains advising resource materials and website content for the unit.
•Provides support for administrative responsibilities such as: prerequisite compliance reviews, progression audits, transition eligibility audits, athletic eligibility, graduation checks and degree certification.

Other Duties:

•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution.

Three years of experience in an academic advising environment or at the level of Academic Advisor I.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered,

Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience delivering workshops or presentations at university programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of theoretical models of college student development and students in transition.

Knowledge of advising theory and models of development advising.

Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques.

Knowledge of state statutes and rules of higher education within the state of Florida.

Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) applications.

Knowledge of (and ability to use) academic advising-related technology such as Banner, Degree Works, Appointment Manager, and Florida Shines.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Strong organizational skills and an attention to detail.

Ability to exercise sound judgement in making critical decisions.

Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty, staff, students, and the general public.

Ability to function independently and in a team environment.

Ability to set prioritize and complete assignments on time.

Ability to adapt to a changing and fast-paced environment.

Ability to demonstrate a personal philosophy of care for others.



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Salary Range:

$50,000 - $52,000

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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