Academic Coach/Undergraduate Studies Advisor
Logo Posting Number STA00331PO17 Classification Title Student Services Manager I Internal Title Academic Coach/Undergraduate Studies Advisor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Academic Affairs and Provost Department University Advising Center Band 6 Advertised Minimum Salary $39,960 Advertised Salary Range $39,960-$56,947 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Student Services
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
Advertised Job Summary
The University Advising Center's Coach provides individualized and comprehensive advising to support undergraduate students in progression towards degree, academic planning, and engagement on campus. Academic Coaches communicate regularly with students and campus partners, refer students to campus resources, and have a working knowledge of all college/major curriculums. This position must maintain an average coaching schedule of 30 hours per week, participate in on-going training, host various outreach events, and regularly assess the effectiveness of programs. Academic Coaches may also be assigned an advising caseload of up to 300 undergraduate students who are not meeting progression requirements for their degree and/or are dismissed from their major. The position requires strong critical thinking, memorization, attention to detail, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently while developing strong collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and student affairs and academic affairs units. The individual must be able to exercise excellent professional judgment and discretion, making decisions on a regular basis that impact student welfare and the institution.Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor's degree and 3 years related experience.Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in Student Personnel Services, Counseling, or related field and 3 years advising experience or Bachelor's degree and 5 years advising experienceKnowledge/Skills/Abilities
The position requires strong critical thinking, memorization, attention to detail, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently while developing strong collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and student affairs and academic affairs units. The individual must be able to exercise excellent professional judgment and discretion, making decisions on a regular basis that impact student welfare and the institution.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 2 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 09/21/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19482 EEO Statement
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.
Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Do you have a master's degree in student services or a related field and 1 year of related experience, or a bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience?
Describe what strategies you use to motivate undergraduate students through academic persistence and degree completion.
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