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Academic Coordinator/Advisor 1

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-29
Req: R-1039


1484-YN - Academic Coordinator/Advisor 1

Business Title:

Academic Coordinator/Advisor 1


Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible, Administrative Professional - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture is searching for two Academic Coordinator/Advisors to work in the schools of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME). The primary responsibility of both positions is to carry an academic advising load reflecting a diverse undergraduate student population and to provide support and education to enhance each student’s learning experience at WSU.

The majority of the duties include, but are not limited to, assisting students with course scheduling and registration; developing individual academic plans and educating students in the areas of academic planning; interpretation of degree, department, school, college and university requirements; career exploration and other related matters; counseling non-VCEA students about possible admission to academic programs; and providing academic planning advice for prospective transfer students.

Each position will have an independent job description with varying additional duties outside of student advisement. The additional duties may include participating in program development for academic advising; logistical coordination of meetings, summer programs and short courses; maintaining program and course data; coordinating with faculty on curriculum updates; developing educational and recruitment materials; website updates; conducting web-based surveys and tabulating data; coordination of exit interviews for students; and collecting and organizing materials for meeting accreditation requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of full-time academic advising experience at a college or university or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with computer software and programs, specifically the Microsoft Office suite, and ability to learn new software and programs quickly.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively in a diverse team environment.

  • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field.

  • Knowledge of curriculum management practices, processes and policies.

  • Knowledge of university computing systems such as the myWSU Advising Module, Student Success Collaborative, and Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE).

  • Demonstrated ability to extrapolate and tabulate data from online databases.

  • Experience with developing, distributing and analyzing web-based surveys in Qualtrics.

  • Familiarity with Washington State University academic rules and regulations, including WSU Catalog and Financial Aid.

  • Experience with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Additional Information:


Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Department Name:

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME).

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:



Monthly Salary:

Commensurate on qualifications and experience





Screening Begin Date:

Screening will begin on May 6, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information professional references.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time