Academic Exploration Advisor, Center for Advisement

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Academic Exploration Advisor, Center for Advisement  Requisition # 18000001V7 

This position will assist students who have not declared major and students denied admission to specific academic programs. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  •       Identify, contact, and track students with undeclared majors through formal advising campaigns; report on campaign results
  •       Meet one-one-one with current and prospective students/families to discuss major/career options
  •       Teach multiple sections of USTU courses targeted at helping students find a major; Administer inventories (Focus II, MBTI, SII) to students and hold meetings to discuss results
  •       Create/maintain resources and/or hold events appropriate for academic exploration
  •       Maintain the Clear Path for Advising online resources
  •       Plan and execute the campus-wide Majors Fair
  •       Develop/maintain relationships with academic and student service departments; Coordinate with departments to identify and advise students who are not meeting progression requirements
  •       Serve as a referral for faculty/professional advisors when meeting with students who are unsure of their academic path
  •       Covering office walk-in hours; advisor assignments; New Student Orientation
  •      Occasional evenings, weekends, and overnight travel are required


Master's degree required. Requires a work background in higher education setting working with students’ academic needs, providing advising services, and coordinating support services. Proficient experience in the use of computers and related software programs (Microsoft software programs, Student Information Systems, etc.). Preference given to academic advising in higher education as their primary job responsibility for a minimum of three years and to those with experience administering and interpreting inventories used in academic exploration, i.e., FOCUS 2, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory. Prefer experience with relevant higher education software programs including Banner, Degree Works, and SSC Campus. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels. Must have attentiveness to detail and ability to prioritize multiple requests in a timely manner. Must be flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of the position/office as they arise. Must have the ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements.

Applications must be sent electronically to:

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 12/12/2018
Application Due: 2/10/2019
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