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Student Success Advisor

St. Thomas University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2023

**This is an on-site position. Remote workers will NOT be considered.**


The primary duties of the Professional Academic Advisor is the continuous advisement, tracking and support of a significant assigned caseload of students from enrollment through on-time degree/certification completion, ensuring that each assigned student has an up-date Student Success Plan, and intervening on a timely basis to maintain student enrollment and progression toward on-time degree/certificate completion.


Manage an assigned and significant caseload of students and provide academic, career, and personal guidance to promote progression, course success, retention, completion, postgraduate success, student satisfaction, and career goals; Serves as the advisor for online and on-ground students;

Provides advising to undergraduate and graduate students;

Provide assistance and student support services in the Express Assistance Lab;

Serves as the Liaison between the Student Success Center and the Registrar's Office;

Assists the Student Success Center and Registrar's Office with class schedules and other responsibilities that directly impact the working relationship between the Student Success Center and the Registrar's office;

Advises the Director on policy and procedure changes that will improve the Student Success Center work flow and its collaboration with the Registrar's office;

Assess strengths and weaknesses in students! academic, career, and personal development by identifying factors that enhance or prevent academic progress, examine alternatives based on changing goals, academic progress or personal situation, and interpret non-cognitive assessment results to guide students to establish realistic academic and career goals, including an employment strategy;

Responsible for ensuring that assigned students remain on-track toward on-time graduation through proactive advising, and promotes student engagement through University life and campus involvement;

Monitor academic progress of students by analyzing progress reports from instructors, determine eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree, identify current and potential needs or problem areas; such as, study skills and tutoring, and help students access University resources;

Utilize the University's Early Alert and Support retention resources and other indicators of progress to assist students and faculty toward course and on-time degree/certificate completion;

Communicate with student caseload systematically, frequently, and intentionally through multiple methods, including but not limited to face-to-face meetings, college supported technology solutions, e-mail, and telephone;

Maintain a deep knowledge of assigned STU programs and services;

Solve issues related to student success, including referrals to resources within and outside of the University and track to ensure positive outcomes;

Complete an individualized Student Success Plan for every student in the assigned caseload via Ellucian I s Academic Planning system, closely monitor and actively support each student's progression toward degree/certificate completion;

Work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the students and the University (peak registration and weekends if needed occasionally), including one evening per week and extended hours during peak registration. Schedule may require either some morning and/or some evening hours;

Communicate with faculty and students in need of accommodations and coordinate services to assist students with disabilities;

Prepare for and conduct New Student Orientation and Registration (NSOR) events;

Assist Career Services with Presentations and events;

Assist other members of the Student Success Center with cross training;

Assist all students with registration regardless of caseload and academic level;

Provide a high level of customer service to all members of the University Community; Assist with the management of Student Success Software (ie. Starfish, Student Planning, Reporting);

Assist with University events that impact student success (i.e. graduation);


This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and assorted office equipment/machines.


Routine assignments are performed independently following University and departmental policies and procedures.


Bachelor's degree in psychology, counseling, education or other discipline deemed relevant by the University; Master's degree preferred

Experience in student services, proactive advising, and one-stop enrollment preferred

Tuition Benefit

After 1 year of continuous full‐time service, employees are eligible to enroll in STU’s bachelor and master courses, tuition‐free. The program will cover a maximum timeframe of 125% of credit hours attempted toward the degree program. Employees may enroll in STU’s doctoral program, with a 40% tuition discount, under the same conditions.

Catholic Identity

St. Thomas University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami committed to academic and professional success guided by its Catholic identity. All employees are therefore expected to respect the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and support the University’s religious mission. All employees hereby acknowledge their familiarity and support of the religious affiliation, mission and values of St. Thomas University.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Thomas University is an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse and inclusive organization. It is the policy of the University to fill each vacancy with the candidate who represents the best fit for the position and to promote and transfer employees from within whenever possible and practical. Employment decisions are made on the basis of the candidate’s personal capabilities, qualifications, and ability to assist the University in fulfilling its mission without discrimination. With regard to the latter, the University’s program of recruiting employees for mission aims to inform prospective employees of the University’s mission and to help them and hiring personnel determine how they will support and contribute to the University’s mission.


St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Employer. E-Verify® is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. STU will utilize E-Verify® to verify employment eligibility for all newly hired employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Miami Gardens, FL 33054: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • student services: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person

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