Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences

St. Louis
May 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36528
Hiring Department

College of Arts & Sciences

    Application Deadline May 6, 2021 Application Instructions

    Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

    For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected].


    $40,000 - $42,000/annually

    Job Description

    To perform duties essential for the academic development, retention and graduation of students. To assist students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities, and setting goals. To present academic information to orientation groups and potential students and parents. To work with First Year Experience programs to assist new students in developing skills that contribute to academic success.

    Primary responsibilities:

    • Advise students on a variety of academic issues such as courses that will satisfy general education and degree requirements; selection of a major field of study; scholastic and probationary problems, and College (or Department) policies and procedures.
    • Assist students with course registration, schedule planning and adjustments.
    • Through a collaborative process with students, assess educational and career objectives, and foster personal initiative and responsibility in meeting these objectives.
    • Monitor academic progress of students; analyze progress reports from instructors; determine eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree; identify current and potential needs or problem areas and refer students to appropriate campus resources for assistance; communicate findings to coaches and faculty advisors as appropriate.
    • Make oneself available and accessible to students and campus community members, interacting with them in such a way that they experience a sense of belonging and that they feel that their concerns are valued.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and implementation of technology tools and resources and educates students on use of technology to support academic success.
    • Interact and collaborate with campus offices such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Disability Access Services and Counseling to ensure student success.
    • Assist students with academic and non-academic problem solving. Provide general campus information. Refer students to appropriate campus resources e.g. financial aid, disability services, academic support, international student services, student health services, counseling services, and career planning and placement.
    • Prepare, update, and finalize the graduation lists
    • Contact and/or meet with prospective students and attend recruitment functions.
    • Interpret and explain college and university policies and procedures to both students and faculty; participate in preparation for new student orientations and/or assist in presenting academic information to new students during orientation.
    • Evaluate transfer transcripts from other academic institutions for equivalencies and application to specific degree programs.
    • Monitor program requirement changes and communicate to appropriate individuals and groups.
    • Maintain liaison with personnel in other student support units to coordinate activities and promote good relations.
    • Serve as student advocate with members of the faculty and representatives of student service units.
    • Participate in organized and self-directed professional development activities.
    • Participate in and support recruitment and retention related office initiatives.
    • Attend weekend functions and hold evening hours as needed.
    • Complete other projects and duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications

    A bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience) and at least 1 year of experience.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • A Master's degree in Higher Education, Counseling or related field is required.
    • One year of higher education experience in career advising, pre-professional advising, academic advising, or coaching.

    Benefit Summary

    The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation and sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit

    UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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