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Academic Advisor II

Alcorn State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2023
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Academic Advisor II

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status
Full Time

University College

Job Summary

The incumbent advises and counsels freshmen and sophomores through the adjustments to college life from secondary school, while simultaneously assisting students with adjustment to being away from home, making mature decisions independently, and strengthening academic skills.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of counseling theories and techniques, theories of learning and human development, and relevant and desirable student learning outcomes; including intellectual growth, realistic self-appraisal, enhanced self-esteem, clarified values, career choice and achievement of personal and educational goals.
  • Computer technology skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite, email/internet applications, and student information systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal.
  • The ability to teach post-secondary students to make sound education planning decisions and develop academic success skills.
Essential Job Functions
  • Advises and counsels freshmen and transfer students, monitoring their overall academic progress through mandatory advising sessions
  • Provides proactive and intrusive advising interventions for students, including referral and follow-up with other units of the University
  • Uses the Noel-Levits Retention Management System and other tools to assist in advising students
  • Documents the student advising historically electronically
  • Participates in New Student Registration and Orientation programs
  • Assists in the planning and execution of programs such as convocation, orientation, high school day and various workshops
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Education or related field.
  • Two (2) years’ counseling or advising experience.
Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds
Not Required

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds
Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA / ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

Advertising Summary
Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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