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Academic Advisor

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Colvard North 2200

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Student Affairs, Academic Advising
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Number:


Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Working Title:

Academic Advisor

Position Designation:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

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Academic Affairs


University College (Adm)

Work Location:

Colvard North 2200

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Primary Purpose of Department:

The purpose of the Academic Advising Center within the University College is to support students who are exploring majors or transitioning between majors. Academic Advisors are responsible for assisting students in academic exploration, registration, navigating academic policies, and providing connections to on campus resources. Using a developmental advising model, Academic Advisors support the development of knowledge, skills, and personal accountability needed to explore academic and co-curricular options.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Academic Advising, this position delivers holistic, inclusive, developmental, and student-centered academic advising to undergraduate students in the University College. The Academic Advisor plays a critical role in the educational journey of the undeclared student by supporting them with identifying interests, abilities, and academic goals, and with important decisions regarding their academic career.

Summary of Position Responsibilities:

The essential job responsibilities of the Academic Advisor are to support undeclared and transitioning students to identify their academic strengths and establish plans of study based on degree requirements and the student’s academic and career goals. Advisors assist in identifying struggling or at-risk students; make appropriate referrals to on-campus resources; provide assistance with registration, add/drop, withdrawal; and major declaration. Advisors are responsible for maintaining detailed student records; participating in recruitment and retention initiatives; first-year and transfer orientations; departmental and committee meetings; development of relationships with campus partners; and instruction of one section of the First-Year Seminar course.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Psychology, or other relevant fields
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive environment for all
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in advising, career development, or in a relevant higher education setting
  • Experience teaching at the college/university level
  • Experience working with various student populations
  • Experience with building partnerships and collaborating across departments
  • Able to manage multiple time-sensitive projects and initiatives
  • Commitment to personal learning and development
  • Experience in utilizing Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and student records systems (Banner, EAB, DegreeWorks)

Special Notes to Applicants:

  • Information about the university’s benefits package can be found at
  • The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.
  • This posting will be used to fill three positions.

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About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link:

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link:

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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:


    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.


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