Academic Advisor and First-Generation Coordinator
Student Services Program Coordinator II - SC Honors CollegeInternal Title:
Academic Advisor and First-Generation CoordinatorCampus:
South Carolina Honors CollegeDepartment:
HNRS South Carolina Honors CollegeBand :
5Advertised Minimum Salary :
$37,913Advertised Salary Range:
$37,913 or above, based on years of experiencePart/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
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 monthsJob Search Category:
Student ServicesAbout 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)South Carolina Retirement:
YesState Insurance Programs:
YesAdvertised Job Summary:
The South Carolina Honors College (SCHC) is seeking applications from positive and energetic people who have a strong desire to work in student services and academic advising, and who have a passion for supporting students towards a successful collegiate experience.
Honors College staff members should possess a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a commitment to working with high-achieving students. The Academic Advisor and First-Generation Coordinator works with students in two primary ways. The incumbent will be responsible for academic advising of approximately 220 students each semester, which involves assessing students’ curricular needs and opportunities and placing them in appropriate honors classes. As the First-Generation Program Coordinator, the incumbent will advise, support and provide programming for first generation students in the Honors College. This role builds community among these students by hosting events and programs and by regularly communicating with them, serves as a resource for SCHC staff on best practices in supporting first generation students, and serves as a liaison to the Gamecock Guarantee program and other campus stakeholders.Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):
Masters degree and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.Preferred Qualifications:
Some knowledge of USC policies, procedures, and programs is preferred.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
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.Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive:
NoHazardous weather category:
Non-EssentialNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/02/2021Job Open Date:
06/04/2021Job Close Date:
06/27/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial 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 June 27, 2021Quicklink for Posting:
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.