Major Change Advisor
Student Services Program Coordinator II - University Advising Center
Major Change Advisor
Division of Academic Affairs and Provost
University Advising Center
Advertised Minimum Salary
Advertised Salary Range
Location of Vacancy
Hours per week
Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
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 Major Change Advisor provides developmental academic advising to students in transition, particularly those changing or declaring their major, to facilitate intentional academic decision-making. Major Change Advisors have a working knowledge of all college curriculums and must communicate regularly with campus partners. In addition, this position must maintain an average advising schedule of 30 hours per week, participate in on-going training, host various outreach efforts, and regularly assess the effectiveness of programs. A successful advisor will have strong critical thinking, attention to detail, and communication skills. They must also be able to work independently while developing strong collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and student affairs and academic affairs units. Advisors must also have the ability 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 experiencePreferred Qualifications
Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 1 year advising experienceKnowledge/Skills/Abilities
Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, and communication skills. Ability to work independently while developing strong collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and student affairs and academic affairs units. Ability 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 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 03/01/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/27218 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, protected 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 at least a master's degree in student services or related field and 1 year related experience, OR a bachelor's degree and 3 years related experience?
In one paragraph, describe what strategies you use to guide students through the process of major exploration.
(Open Ended Question)
Should you be selected for this position, when might you be able to start?
(Open Ended Question)
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