Academic Advisor IV

Updated: 3 months ago


Posted: 06-Sep-23

Location: Nationwide

Salary: Open

Internal Number: R-065264

The Academic Advisor IV, Complies with all state, system, and university policies, regulations, rules, procedures, guidelines, and directives in a timely manner and adhere to confidentiality policies (FERPA).


  • Provides academic advising for students grounded in tenets of practice outlined by the National Association of Academic Advising (NACADA) and appropriate academic advising and student development theories.

  • Advises for course selection, registration, academic planning, career and educational goal-setting, appropriate resources, transitioning to the university, and retention issues. Advises in both group and individual settings with current and prospective students. Interprets State, University, and college policies and procedures. Maintains accurate records of student contacts; may assist in the development of systems, processes, or policies for maintaining records of student contacts.

  • Monitors academic progress and implements intervention strategies for students who receive academic alerts or who need assistance in maintaining or improving their academic standing. Promotes student learning, development, and personal growth to empower self-sufficiency. Provides students with proactive referrals to appropriate resources and timely reminders, and other targeted individual and group communications using email, texting, and social media.

  • Manages/coordinates advising projects, events, outreach, and interventions for all students. Actively seeks to identify individual, organizational, and environmental conditions that foster or inhibit student success. With advising leadership, develops and implements new technology applications.

  • Collaborates with campus partners in designing and implementing strategic, campus-wide programs and initiatives to support student retention and degree completion goals. Seeks opportunities to serve on committees to advocate for and contribute ideas to promote a positive student experience across campus initiatives. Conducts research on best practices and theory within the field of academic advising, students in transition, and related topics to foster professional growth and improve the student advising experience.

  • Ensure advising staff have proper access levels to advising resources. Develop ongoing training for faculty and staff on advising tools and strategies, campus resources, and relevant updates. May supervise student employees to assist with administrative advising duties and programming.

  • Oversees an advising center, other advising personnel, leads an advising office, reports directly to leadership within the organization.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelorâ™s degree.

  • Five (5) years of related experience in academic advising.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of student information systems, degree planning, and degree audits.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to present information clearly and concisely. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift light objects.
  • Skills and Ability to supervise Student Workers.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applicant Instructions: 

Please make sure to provide the following documents: 

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume / CV 

  • References â“ at least two professional references

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