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Academic Advising Coordinator

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 20, 2023

Posting Details

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​Benefits of Working at UNCW

Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy , Skillport , and the employee assistance program , many of which are offered free of charge.

Working Title

Academic Advising Coordinator

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus


Psychology - 32431


Academic Affairs - 30000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

This position coordinates with the College Dean’s Office to ensure student transition through academic standing, orientation, and major declaration. Reporting to the department chair, this Academic Advising Coordinator position serves as the primary academic advising coordinator for undergraduates pursuing degrees in psychology. Directly advising hundreds of students per semester, this position provides hands-on guidance and direction for degree-seeking psychology students, and also works closely with departmental faculty, advocating for students and assigning faculty advisors for additional advising capacity as required. Student recruitment and retention, freshman and transfer orientation, and coordination of other aspects of advisement services in the department are other responsibilities for this critical role. This position serves as a liaison between the department and alumni, as well as overseeing the collection, maintenance, and reporting of data regarding enrollment, retention, and alumni status.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in one of the following areas: psychology, education, counseling, or a closely related field, and professional experience working directly with students at the college level.

Familiarity with detailed recordkeeping and strong written communication skills related to the creation of memoranda, letters, and other documentation, as well as two years of professional academic advising experience, are also required.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Experience with Banner and DegreeWorks, and a student success platform, such as Starfish is preferred
  • Experience with outreach and recruitment events and activities is preferred.
Required Certifications or Licensures

No Required Certifications or Licensure.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Department of Psychology is the academic home for teaching and research within the life sciences. With nearly 1000+ undergraduate majors and 30+ faculty members, the department is one of the largest academic departments at UNCW .

The Department of Psychology is a major contributor to the teaching, research, and public service missions of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that convey a rigorous and up-to-date understanding of the concepts, principles, and theories of the psychological sciences and provide our students with knowledge of basic investigative skills and methods of scientific inquiry and clinical practice. In our research function, we contribute new insights into fundamental psychological and neural processes, from general psychological principles to social behavior, neurosciences, and clinical psychology. Where possible, we focus on psychological phenomena that impact the quality of life in our region and the nation.

In our public service roles, we lend our professional expertise to individuals and organizations working for the improvement of the human condition. In a liberal arts education, Psychology is of central importance. It provides the student with an understanding of neural systems from the level of the molecule through the behavior of people in large groups. For both majors and non-majors, the study of psychology encourages the exploration of personal as well as professional interests. We recognize that our psychology classes are particularly important for our non-majors; in their classes, we emphasize the psychological understanding needed to function successfully as consumers, citizens, and parents in the 21st century.

Degrees offered:
The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in psychology. Graduate degrees offered by the Department of Psychology include a Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, or Psychological Science.

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Special Notes to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the ‘Work History’ section before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

Months Per Year

12 Months


1.0 (40 hours per week)

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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