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Academic Advisor College of Engineering and Technology

East Carolina University

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Student Affairs, Academic Advising
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Job Title:

Academic Advisor College of Engineering and Technology

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH College of Engineering and Tech

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Academic Advisor

Working Title :

Academic Advisor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:


Job Category :

Non-Faculty Instructional & Research

Organizational Unit Overview:

Advising staff within the Student Success Center are responsible for academic policy, progress and ECU and major procedures. Advisors serve as academic department and campus liaisons. Advisors keep abreast of changes in ECU policy and curriculum through training sessions, continuing education, and higher education coursework as well as belong to appropriate professional organizations. They attend conferences to keep abreast of newest advising trends and implement new technology to assist in management of advising. Advisors have a multiple of roles in helping students, from pre-admission, summer orientation, to working throughout the time it takes a student to graduate. Academic advisors share career and professional recommendations and/or resources, as well as a multiple of resources to support the student academically and developmentally. Relationships start with pre-admissions (occasionally) and summer orientation for students and continued through graduation.

Job Duties :

Responsibilities of this position include providing individual academic guidance and counseling to students on academic matters such as selection of a major area of study, course selection, and academic performance; guiding students in development of decision-making skills and providing instruction through intervention workshops; and creating programs, workshops, and other initiatives to enhance students’ academic performance from a prevention and intervention perspective. The selected candidate will also coordinate the academic orientation of new students and/or new majors and support the university’s goals through developing and implementing a student development approach to academic advising; meet and advise students and parents during visitation days and freshman orientation; and provide academic advising and mentoring to undergraduate students in technology systems, computer science, construction management, and engineering. This position may be responsible for advising traditional, nontraditional, distance education, and/or transfer students and will utilize a variety of methods for advising, such as phone, computer, face to face, and printed materials. This position will report to the Executive Director of the Student Success Center in the College of Engineering and Technology.

Academic Advising- 80%

  • Oversee an active and dedicated ECU student load as professional academic advisor comprised of up to 400 students in dedicated programs in CET.
  • Maintain confidentiality and all university expectations of a professional academic advisor, including policies, program options, and student pathways.
  • Provide accurate guidance and record keeping for student population to guide their path to graduation.
  • Work as part of the academic advising team within the student success center.

Prospective Recruitment/Engagement- 10%

  • Assist CET SSC with outreach and recruitment endeavors as they relate to the ICT, IDIS programs and TSYS department.
  • Assist with recruitment and outreach events, such as Admitted Students Day, Pirates Aboard, Open House.
  • Provide information and assistance as requested by Executive Director and AD of Outreach and Recruitment regarding program specific outreach and needs.
  • Contribute with other advisors to new student and transfer Orientation.

Project Management/Administration/Leadership – 10%

  • Participate on committees in SSC or across ECU in support of the SSC and Academic Advising.
  • Working with the Executive Director and AD of Outreach and Recruitment to provide assistance with general CET community college recruitment, outreach, and collaboration.
  • Track interactions and activities related to position, notably degree works plans, course needs, projections, and other potential student issues.
  • Oversee special projects and other SSC and Advising initiatives independently.

Minimum Education/Experience :

A conferred master’s degree in an appropriate field from an appropriately accredited institution is required by the start date of the position.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Experience in academic advising or counseling in an institution of higher education is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

3 original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Ebony Applewhite-Wiggins ECU College of Engineering and Technology, 1000 E. 5th Street, Mailstop 507, Greenville, NC 27858. The candidate of choice will also be required to provide an original transcript.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU 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.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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