Academic Advisor

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Position Number:


Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Working Title:

Academic Advisor

Position Designation:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Work Schedule:

Mon-Fri, 8:00-5:00

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FLSA Status:



Academic Affairs


University College (Adm)

Work Location:

2200 Colvard

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Primary Purpose of Department:

The Transfer Center takes a lead in ensuring that UNC Charlotte provides the best possible experience for transfer students across the University. It provides a range of advising, programming, and outreach services to that end as well as working with other campus stakeholders serving the transfer population. In addition, the Transfer Center provides similar leadership and services to students who are transitioning between majors. The Transfer Center will provide primary advising services to transfer students in University College and secondary advising to transfer students in all other colleges across the campus. All advising will be based on a developmental model that assists transfer students in academic exploration, learning registration and degree audit skills, and negotiating academic policies and resources.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Assist Director in overall planning, development, and coordination of various academic advising procedures, programs, and outreach activities to enhance transfer students’ academic experiences. Provide academic advising for undeclared transfer students primarily (both new and continuing), and also students who are changing majors, or denied admission to limited access majors. The position will also serve as a resource for students/staff/faculty on the UNC Charlotte campus, and in local community colleges through routine site visits, maintenance and update of web resources for transfer students. The position will collaborate routinely with services on the UNC Charlotte campus relevant to transfer students. In addition, the advisor fulfills other responsibilities as needed and assigned by the Associate Director and the Director of Early College Programs.

Summary of Position Responsibilities:

The essential job functions of the Transfer Advisor are to assist transfer student advisees in identifying academic strengths, and establishing appropriate plans of study based upon specific program requirements, student’s interests and abilities, and academic and career goals; to assist advisees in making the connection with appropriate college advisors, faculty, and other on-campus academic support services for transfers. The Transfer Advisor will teach or co-teach a transition seminar for transfer students each semester, and actively support the chapter of the honor society for transfer students. The Transfer Advisor will assist in routine outreach and liaison activities with local community college advisors and students. Candidate must have the following qualifications: attentiveness to detail; strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner; excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills; ability to interact effectively with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels; ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements; proficient use of computers and knowledge of various software programs.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Master’s degree required in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field. At least 3 years experience, preferably involving extensive direct transfer student advising/counseling in a higher education setting, and/or collaboration with staff/faculty to develop and promote services for transfer students.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Experience in utilizing online student records system (BANNER) to review records for academic progress a plus. Demonstrate various levels of advising proficiency, able to articulate the complexities of working with transfer student populations, preferred candidates will communicate any additional skill and knowledge sets that complement the minimum advising background.

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Special Notes to Applicants:

The University Transfer Center will be filling two Tier I Advising positions from this posting. (Positions #4731 & #3494).

The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

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Posted: 4/17/2021
Application Due: 4/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time