Advising Coordinator, College of Engineering and Computer Science

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Advising Coordinator, College of Engineering & Computer Science  Requisition # 18000001VZ 

This position will provide leadership and operational oversight for the advising department while maintaining a reduced caseload of approximately 150 undergraduate students. Responsibilities include:

  • Operations:  Evaluate and recommend courses of action for the advising department and coordinate with the Director of Student Success, academic deans and department heads for implementation. Determine policies and procedures for the academic advising department; resolve issues, troubleshoot and address academic concerns; evaluate degree progression, class scheduling and advising processes.
  • Advising:  Maintain a reduced caseload of approximately 150 undergraduate engineering and computer science students. Provide comprehensive academic advising; counsel and coach students; identify and overcome student academic challenges; provide personalized academic plans and information for campus resources as needed.
  • Management:  Supervise academic advisors in the department. Provide training and continual coaching. Train any new advisors who join the college.
  • Departmental Support:  Function as advising liaison throughout the college, including with the curriculum committee, academic department heads and deans on curriculum changes, policy issues, and class scheduling. Track and collect advising data for reporting purposes.
  • Recruiting and Orientation:  Support and provide oversight of orientation, information sessions and recruiting opportunities. Review and provide input for informational material.


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Must have at least three years’ experience as an academic advisor in a college/university setting. The successful candidate will have experience leading a team and creating/implementing policies and procedures.

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail and ability to work independently; problem solving ability. Ability to work effectively with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels. Ability to understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements. Required proficiency in Microsoft Office and at least one type of data management software (Excel, Access, and/or SPSS). Proficiency in Banner or equivalent academic advising platform preferred. Ability to travel for recruitment events is required.

All applicants should include a cover letter and resume as attachments in addition to the online application.

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: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 2/16/2019
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