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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

Hiring Department

Missouri School of Journalism

Job Description

The Missouri School of Journalism is an international leader in journalism education. The School of Journalism is where storytellers of all kinds can find their voices by using them first. The Missouri Method allows students to gain hands-on, career ready experience in six professional newsrooms-including an NBC affiliate, an NPR member station, a digital-first community newspaper-and two advertising agencies with paying local, state and national clients.

The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace.

The School of Journalism seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic full-time academic advisor.

Primary Job Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Provide holistic academic advising services to assigned students regarding departmental, collegiate, and University policies and procedures; programs of study; and the development of appropriate academic plans in a meeting with students on assigned caseload.
  • Introduce and refer students to opportunities that will enrich their academic experience, facilitate their academic and personal development, and support their educational success.
  • Assist students in identifying their interests, abilities, and academic goals and in making decisions regarding their academic career.
  • Assist with the facilitation of new student orientation programming by presenting college information and advising students.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of student information, including all advising interactions. Monitor student progression in degree program to establish advising checkpoints and determine student's progress in completing degree requirements.
  • Identify and assist struggling or at-risk students including making appropriate referrals to other university resources and contacting continuing students who do not register for classes.
  • Collaborate with university partners on matters that impact student recruitment, success, and retention and support departmental and university retention initiatives.
  • This position is required to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed with advanced notice.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with diverse constituents. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Excellent oral communication and writing skills to communicate clear, concise and grammatically correct documents, reports and correspondence.
  • Required to maintain high level of confidentiality of student records.
  • Ability to abide by the ethical standards and guidelines for academic advising. Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle high volume and an ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet applications.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Range: $36,254 - $51,626 annually

Grade: GGS-008

University Title: ACADEMIC ADVISOR

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Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed with advanced notice.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree preferred. One or two years of experience in academic advising at the collegiate level is desirable.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577 .

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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