Academic Advisor

Job description

TO APPLY: Go to and click on the “Employment” icon. Complete the Lake-Sumter State College application for the specific position in which you are interested.
A resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts/ copies of certifications must be included with your application for consideration.

Lake-Sumter State College serves over 7,500 students annually in Lake and Sumter counties in central Florida. Lake and Sumter counties offer its residents small town character, combined with the amenities of the major metropolitan city of Orlando while being just a stone's throw away from Florida’s coastal beaches. As a three-campus institution our Leesburg, South Lake (Clermont) and Sumter (Sumterville) campuses have become valuable assets in their communities. LSSC provides an accessible, affordable, and high-quality education that prepares students for transfer and career success, strengthens the regional workforce, and enriches the community.

We invite candidates to apply for our Academic Advisor position. The Advisor will provide innovative services and programs through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff. These services and programs enhance the quality of the student experience and sustain a student-centered learning environment leading to completion and workforce development. In addition, the Advisor will build supportive and personalized relationships with students and provide opportunities for student to stay connected to their college community. The Academic Advisor will provide quality advising and have responsibility for delivering advising services that address the needs of all students. Additionally, the Advisor will utilize intentional developmental advising methods focused on student success, skill development, and life-long learning. Responsible for demonstrating LSSC’s core value of Service Excellence: respect, competence, responsiveness, and collaboration, in all interactions.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in counseling, education, human services or related area preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Required: At least one year of professional experience working directly with students in an academic setting in higher education.
Preferred: At least one year of advising experience in an academic setting in higher education. Experience with academic advising. Demonstrated experience with online learning and Internet technology.

The college reserves the right to extend searches or, in the event of transfer or budget cuts, to not offer the position.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/14/2018
Application Due: 4/2/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $31,000-$37,000 Commensurate with Experience