Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator

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Student Services Program Coordinator II - SC Honors College

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Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator



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South Carolina Honors College


HNRS South Carolina Honors College

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Advertised Salary Range:

$37,913 or above, based on years of experience

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Standard work schedule is Monday – Friday, 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

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Honors College staff members should possess a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a commitment to working with high-achieving students. The Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator works with students in two primary ways. The incumbent will be responsible for academic advising of approximately 160 students each semester, which involves assessing students’ curricular needs and opportunities and placing them in appropriate honors classes. As Internship Coordinator, the incumbent will serve as instructor of record for SCHC internship courses and the South Carolina Semester Program as well as coordinate the promotion, implementation and evaluation of both programs.

For academic advising this position uses available technologies to ensure accurate and effective advising and guides students toward a rich collegiate experience that includes courses, research, study abroad, service learning, and/or internships culminating in graduation and post-graduation success. As the internship coordinator, coordinates year-round SCHC internship courses, promotes SCHC internships to employers and students and assists in the preparation of students for internship experiences, and serves as primary instructor of record for multiple sections of SCHC internship courses (fall, spring and summer). The coordinator also performs administrative and operational functions for marketing, recruitment, application review, selection and orientation of students, and facilitates internship placements with SC governmental agencies, including the legislative and executive branches, and collaborates with internship providers to ensure a successful experience.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Masters degree and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Prior career coaching experience in a university career center, academic unit or industry.
· Prior teaching experience in higher education.
· Some knowledge of USC policies, procedures and programs.


Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. The successful candidate will be well organized, have excellent written and oral communication skills, be able to deal diplomatically with various constituent groups and be proficient in Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word and PowerPoint). Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret information accurately are critical.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Although we accept resumes for review, the application is the official hiring document maintained by the university. Offers of employment and starting salaries are based on the education and work experience (including beginning and end dates) included in the university application only, not your resume.

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.

We are only accepting applications submitted by May 16, 2021

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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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Job No:
Posted: 4/22/2021
Application Due: 5/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time