Academic Advisor

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Academic Advisor

Anticipated Hiring Range:


Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

School of Public and International Affairs

About the Department:

The School of Public and International Affairs, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University, houses the Department of Public Administration, the Department of Political Science, the Master of International Studies Program, the Public Safety Leadership Initiative, and the Leadership in the Public Sector degree completion program (for more information, see The Political Science program offers seven undergraduate degree tracks in which about 600 students are enrolled in any given semester. It offers two minor programs while supporting the Public Administration department in the administration of a third undergraduate minor. It sponsors and supports varied enrichment activities and several student organizations.

Essential Job Duties:

The Political Science Department within the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at North Carolina State University invites applications for an undergraduate academic advising position. This position is a full-time, 12 month appointment.

The successful candidate will provide academic advice to undergraduate Political Science majors and facilitate the effectiveness and consistency of the academic program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise undergraduate students in the School of Public and International Affairs and prospective students regarding academic requirements, course selection and registration, and other issues related to academic and student success in a developmentally appropriate way. This responsibility will require the advisor to to utilize a proactive advising approach.
  • Verify completion of degree requirements including approval of substitutions for major requirements and transfer evaluation credit.
  • Help students define academic goals and develop their academic focus within the major while developing an understanding of how to achieve them.
  • Serve as an advisor to departmental minor(s) as needed.
  • Participate in the planning, implementation, and support for curricular and co-curricular programs such as graduation, career exploration, and academic support events.
  • Participate in the University community, particularly in ways strategic to the unit’s mission, including departmental committee work, University Open House, new and transfer student orientation, advisor training and development, and other recruitment events.
  • Understand, interpret, and enforce University, College, and Departmental policies while exploring academic and professional options.
  • Help students make transitions and access full range of university resources

Other Responsibilities:

  • Keep abreast of relevant course offerings across the College and campus and maintain connections with student service staff across campus.
  • Act as resource for tenured and tenure-track faculty on issues related to implementation of curricula and academic policies developed by faculty.
  • Serve as a club advisor as needed for departmental student organizations.
  • Actively seek professional development opportunities to maintain and improve knowledge and expertise in advising, teaching, diversity, technology for advising and teaching, and specialty areas
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of experience working with college students directly related to advising and academic support. OR Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, student development, or a related field of study.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of judgment, decision-making, problem solving, organization, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to learn, University, College and Departmental policies, procedures, and requirements; and understanding of Political Science as an academic discipline
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient in social media, excel, word, power point, instructional software (Moodle, Blackboard, Zoom, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the developmental needs of college students

Preferred Qualifications:


Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

160601 - Public & International Affairs


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 2/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time