Assistant In Academic Advising Center

Apr 10, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant In

Job Description:

The University of Florida's (UF) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' (CLAS) Academic Advising Center (AAC) is accepting applications for an academic advisor position. The appointment is a renewable 12-month, time-limited, non-tenure track position. 

Applicants should be detail oriented with a strong ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; have experience working with diverse populations; have the ability to work both autonomously and as a part of a team; and an appreciation for a liberal arts and sciences background. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017. The salary is competitive and includes a full benefits package. 

This position will work primarily with distance students enrolled in UF Online, UF's online bachelor's degree program. The advisor will work closely with distance learners by providing full academic advising services, in accordance with AAC best practices as well as answering general inquiries, assisting with the development and delivery of online orientation, transition and success programs, creating academic plans, and monitoring academic progress. Strong computer skills, effective use of social media and experience with distance advising is preferred. 

In addition to the specific duties listed above, the incumbent will contribute to the mission of the AAC by performing general duties including: advising undergraduate students in CLAS UF Online majors on academic requirements and policies, as well as students seeking admission to those majors; advising students in the development and completion of their academic and career goals; participating in various Academic Advising Center programs and initiatives including presenting academic workshops; working with UF's orientation programs for freshmen and new transfer students; serving as a liaison to other departments and centers in the college and other offices across campus. Advisors may also have the opportunity to teach UF's first year experience course.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary range is $46,000 to $47,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Requirements: A Master's degree is required, preferably in student personnel, higher education, educational technology, counseling or related fields, along with relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in Academic Advising and working with distance/online students is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, and (2) a complete curriculum vitae. In addition, names and email address for 3 references must be provided on the application. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by May 5, 2017.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Health Assessment Required: No.


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