UGS Academic Advisor Career Pool

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: UGS Academic Advisor Career Pool
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 51306

The Advising First mission is to provide a network of professional academic advisors and success coaches who support students as they establish and realize their personal, academic, and career goals at The Florida State University. The primary focus of our program is to assist and guide students so they are retained at the University from time of enrollment through to graduation. With expertise on university policies, resources and opportunities, and extensive training in effective guidance, our Advising First professionals promote student progress and growth throughout their academic careers.

Through the relationships with advisors and/or coaches, our students are empowered to take personal responsibility and ownership of their educational endeavors. Our mission is achieved through one-on-one meetings, student workshops and conferences, web based outreach efforts, campus-wide events, and class and residence hall presentations. To learn more about Advising First, please visit our website .

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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  • Responsible for advising undergraduate students in the development of academic schedules appropriate for stated education goals.
  • Takes a proactive approach to academic advising, seeking out contact with students and staff, and providing advising services on request.
  • Works with academic departments and other units within Undergraduate Studies to develop advising programs.
  • Engages, helps plan, and participates on special projects for Advising First/UGST.
  • Recommends changes and additions in existing policies and procedures that positively implements a successful advising program.
  • Performs special projects as assigned by Undergraduate Studies.

A Bachelor's degree and two years of experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and six years of experience. (Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.)

  • Computer skills to include experience with Microsoft Office and web-based applications.
  • Ability to interpret and explain policies, procedures, goals, and objectives to students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Ability to deal with people in a calm, confident manner and with complete objectivity.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, supervisors, and interdepartmental personnel.
  • Attention to detail with a high standard of integrity.
  • Knowledge of University rules and regulations.
  • Prior customer service experience and/or experience working with students in an educational setting.
  • Ability to extract complex academic information from various sources and maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of student advising, counseling, or working one-on-one with people in a professional or academic setting.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Master's degree is preferred.
Other Information
  • This posting is recruiting for multiple positions.
  • Will have access to student data which is covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Position requires a high level of discretion and knowledge of legal issues in relation to confidentiality of data.
University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

Starting salary is $42,000.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Please include a cover letter that includes why you are interested in working at Florida State University, in academic advising, and what your personal advising philosophy is or might be.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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