Academic Advisor, Center for Academic Support and Advisement

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Academic Advisor provides academic advising for first-year students in various majors. When needed, the position will guide the students to various campus resources that provide academic and/or psychological counseling. The Advisor manages advising caseload through accurate record-keeping and maintain relationships with assigned academic department.

Duties include: Provides quality academic advisement to assigned caseload of first-year freshman of various academic majors during academic year and orientation; covers designated office walk-in hours and department email; counsels students on academic issues and program progress; assists students in identifying and overcoming academic difficulties through thoughtful educational planning; assesses individual student needs and makes appropriate referrals to other campus services and resources as needed; aids students in establishing realistic and attainable academic goals; develops and maintains a strong communication line with academic departments and various student support divisions; maintains student records including creating and updating accurate four-year degree plans for advising caseload; preregisters incoming first-year students, presents information sessions, and assists students with advising and/or registering for classes during New Student Orientation; and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels
  • Attentiveness to detail and strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements
  • Proficient use of computers and knowledge of various software programs

Review of applications will begin on April 26, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.

Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; and a work background in a secondary or higher education setting working with students’ academic needs.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree; work background in a higher education setting working with students by providing advising services and coordinating support services; and experience with Banner and EAB Navigate platforms.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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