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Academic Advisor

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Student Affairs, Academic Advising
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Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Academic Advisor

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$45,000 - $49,000

Work Schedule:

Standard hours are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; although flexible work hours and a hybrid schedule are possible with supervisor approval

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Exploratory Studies

About the Department:

Academic Advising Programs and Services serves the University by providing quality, timely advising services and support to students in transition, and to advisors and faculty across campus. Students are served through virtual advising, walk-in advising, workshops and other programming, course offerings, and online resources. Through comprehensive work with students, staff, and faculty, Academic Advising Programs and Services facilitates student academic success, major selection, career development, and personal enrichment.

The Exploratory Studies program in Academic Advising Programs and Services gives first time freshmen the opportunity to choose a major after a guided, structured process for major and career exploration and transition to the University. This is accomplished through one-on-one academic advising, the Exploratory Studies first year curriculum, experiential learning, and programming in the Exploratory Studies Village, emphasizing theoretical and practical methods of inquiry, guided reflection, engagement, assessment, and analysis. Through this process students gain the foundation for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to make an informed decision on a major and become self reliant and productive citizens of an increasingly diverse community.

Re-deciding students at the University have the opportunity to visit the unit’s walk-in advising or participate in the Inter-College Transfer (ICT) advising program. Academic Advising Programs and Services supports these students in the major and career decision process and provides ICT students an advising home until the student is able to successfully matriculate to a major.

Academic Advising Programs and Services also coordinates special outreach for transfer students, international students, second year students, and students experiencing academic difficulty.

Essential Job Duties:

The Academic Advisor will be responsible for the following:


  • Provide quality cross-curricular academic advising to students, following a developmental philosophy of advising and NACADA Core Values. Academic advising is an intentional process designed to support students as they develop and pursue educational, career, and personal goals. The ultimate goal of the student-advisor partnership is for students to increase their personal agency and critical thinking skills, and apply both to their life choices in college and beyond.

  • Teach sections of the Exploratory Studies orientation courses each fall and spring, and/or other departmental offerings as assigned. The orientation courses focus on transition to college, academic success, major and career exploration, and diversity. Follow established Exploratory Studies curriculum and teaching guidelines and maintain a course website and grade book through NC State’s course management system. Exploratory Studies course sections for first-year students may be linked with a First Year Inquiry course and/or require collaborative work with a Resident Mentor or co-instructor.

  • Participate in planning, implementation and support for curricular and co-curricular programs, working collaboratively with University partners, unit staff, students, and community members. Signature programs include the Majors Exploration Series, Majors and Minors Fair, Career Connections, and the Leadership Potential Retreat.

Outreach and Service:
  • Participate in the University community, particularly in ways strategic to the unit’s mission, including serving as a liaison to one or more colleges/offices and supporting departmental committee work, walk-in and ICT advising, University Open House, new and transfer student orientation, advisor training and development, and Exploratory Studies Visitation Days and other recruitment events.

Professional Development:
  • Actively seek professional development opportunities to maintain and improve knowledge and expertise in advising, teaching, diversity, technology for advising and teaching, and specialty areas.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree and at least 1 year of academic advising, student services experience, or counseling experience at the college level.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective academic support services at the college level
  • Strong teaching and or program development and delivery skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of developmental needs of college students
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, student development, or closely related field
  • Experience advising first-year students, particularly exploratory/undecided students
  • Experience in advising and programming for special populations
  • Career advising (e.g., use of career assessments, working with exploratory students)
  • Teaching experience at the college level, particularly with first-year students
  • Use of outcomes assessment to inform decisions
  • Experience in using advising and teaching technology
  • Program planning

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include as attachments a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

248201 - Exploratory Studies


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or w[email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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