Undergraduate Academic Advisor I

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Student Services Program Coordinator II - University Advising Center

Internal Title:

Undergraduate Academic Advisor I



Work County:



Division of Academic Affairs and Provost


PROV University Advising Center

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Advertised Salary Range:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Student Services

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The Undergraduate Academic Advisor provides individual advising to approximately 300 assigned students (first-year students, transfer students, continuing caseload of students or a combination) to assist in transitioning to college, academic planning and progression, and engagement on campus. Advisors possess a working knowledge of college curriculums, university policy, and campus resources. Advisors communicate and meet regularly with students, their assigned College, and the University Advising Center. In addition, this position must maintain an average advising schedule of 30 hours per week, manage student caseloads, participate in on-going training and certification, host various outreach events, intervene with students, and regularly use available technologies to ensure accurate and effective advising.

The University Advising Center is currently working to fill open positions in the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management, Darla Moore School of Business, College of Nursing, and Arnold School of Public Health.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Master’s degree and 1 year related experience, or Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree and one year advising experience


The position requires knowledge of undergraduate advising practices and student service as well as experience with technology. Ability to possess thorough knowledge of University Policy and Procedures and functions. Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills. Ability to possess high level of organizational and coordination skills. Ability to maintain flexibility and professional image while providing leadership under stressful conditions, deadlines, and constant changing schedules. Ability to exercise high level of confidentiality and independent initiative and judgement. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time