Adult Degree Program Advisor

Athens, Alabama
Mar 07, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The ADP Advisor is responsible for ensuring Adult Degree Program (ADP) students receive the necessary assistance and information to become a successful matriculated student.  The Advisor will be responsible for advising the student to ensure that general education requirements and pre-professional requirements are completed.  In addition, they will continue to work with each student throughout their degree plan as they fulfill the requirements for the major.  This position will have flexible hours to include nights and weekends with some travel.


Represent the University & ADP at Career Fairs and other recruiting events.

 Must attend transfer programs, recruiting events and make market visits as directed.

 Actively seek recruiting opportunities with business and industry partners.

 Advise students ensuring that all general education and pre-professional requirements are completed; continue advising students through completion of the program.

 Communicate with ADP students on regular basis and maintain communication log tracking methods of contact with each student.

 Assist prospective ADP students with information about admissions criteria, academic programs, financial aid programs and learning resources available at Athens State University.

 Work with ADP Director to develop outreach activities aimed at promoting degree completion.

 Advise students on various means of documenting non-traditional credit and assist/guide students through the appropriate process(es)

 Be flexible in advising (appointments, walk-ins, telephone, facsimile and email)

 Work with Director to establish recruitment goals and retention goals, as well as annual assessments with specific action plans developed to improve results.

 Collect data on students, recruitment and retention; analyze data, and assist in preparation of necessary reports.

 Maintain security of confidential information, files and documents.

 Comply with all university policies.

 Other duties as assigned.


           Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution required

 One to three years’ experience in advising students at the postsecondary level

 Ability to put students at ease and create a welcoming low-stress advising environment

 In-depth experience in various computer applications; Banner experience preferred

 Proven ability to learn and retain knowledge of various, and sometimes complex, policies, procedures and educational processes

 Excellent customer service skills

 Must be willing and able to travel by auto to perform university business

 Must be eligible to meet and maintain auto insurance requirements of the university

 Effective oral and written communication

 Ability to work independently and maintain effective working relationships with others

 Knowledge of university’s transcript evaluation process and registration procedures

 Must be proactive and a problem solver

 Possess a strong sense of customer service

 Ability to maintain confidentiality

 Ability to react to change productively

 Flexibility in accomplishing multiple tasks

Starting date:  May, 2019

Salary band:  P20, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  To view salary schedules visit;

For assistance with the application process, contact the HR Office at 256-216-3333 or by email at [email protected]