Academic Advisor II

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Academic Advisor II

Job Description:

Provide academic and career information to current and prospective undergraduate Business students interested in BSBA or BABA degrees or minors offered by the Heavener School of Business. This includes the following topic areas: course schedules, academic and professional four-year plans, tracking, probation, career advising, study skills, minors, honors thesis, research opportunities, combined degree programs, resume development, internships, networking, choosing a major, study abroad, and the petitions process. Walk-In/Express advising account for approximately 8 hours/week, while individual (30 minute) appointments will account for approximately 10 hours/week.

Provide academic and career guidance to students indirectly via administrative projects and programming. All Academic & Career Advisors in the office do the following duties as a team, however, each project has a director:

  • Assist with new student programs, namely, Preview and Transfer Preview. Occasionally held on weekends.
  • Attend UF Admissions recruiting functions as the College’s representative. Occasionally held on evenings or weekends.
  • Provide assistance in College activities such as Drop/Add, Advance Registration, Registration, admission activities, Grades day or any other activity which makes for a smooth running office.
  • Represent the College and Director in various university committees and meetings when needed.
  • Ensure documentation on the Heavener School of Business programs, including the BSBA & BABA degrees and college minors, is accurate. This includes the UF Undergraduate Catalog, degree audits, office handouts and office website.
  • Responsible for the coordination of Termly Processes – reports include: hours discrepancy, degree certification, minor certification, Dean’s List, Probation, Tracking, etc.
  • Act as Advisor for business student organizations. Attend meetings which may be held in evenings.
  • Identify those students whose academic or extracurricular activities make them eligible for College, University, or national scholarships, awards, honors and recognition.
  • Act as a liaison with other colleges/departments, the counseling center, student government, or outside agencies to provide academic and career advice and to assist in providing for the students’ overall well being.
  • Review SASS audits for students and make necessary adjustments and/or corrections regarding substituted courses, requirement waivers, courses included in grade point average, and catalog year. In addition, make the necessary changes when there are curricular changes to the degree programs.
  • Travel with the University’s Articulation Officer to community colleges as directed by Director.

Participate actively in weekly meetings with the Academic & Career Advising team to discuss and review policies, develop best practices, and share outcomes assessments.

Teach Warrington Welcome courses for first year UF, Heavener School of Business students.

Other duties as assigned by the Director for Advising and Director of Undergraduate Programs.

Expected Salary:

$50,000 - $55,000

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 3 years full-time work experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and five years of appropriate experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload the following three items.

1. Cover letter

2. Resume

3. Minimum of three references with contact information

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No



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