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Academic Advisor

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Student Services Program Coordinator II

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Academic Advisor


University Advising

Position Type:

PCLS - Slotted Classified

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12 mo.

Hours per week:

37.5 hours per week

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Job Details:

Academic Advisor

Coastal Carolina University is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Academic Advisor (5 positions).

Coastal Carolina University first and second year advising is governed by University Advising, a centralized advising office. This dynamic group of professional advisors are engaged in delivering the best possible academic advising to our students. We support professionalism, quality advising, collegiality, goal-oriented work, and professional development activities with the goal of advancing personal and student success.

Academic Advisors are responsible for advising first and second year students as the primary academic and outreach counselor. These positions work with campus partners, department chairs, and other advisors as part of a student success team. Advisors maintain regular contact with students and provide accurate, timely information on the academic major, University policies and regulations, and support services available to students.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:· Serves as primary academic and outreach counselor for all students assigned by the department(s) with which the advisor is affiliated;· Works with department chair and other advisors in creating schedules for first-year students and meeting with them during summer orientations;· During the academic year, maintains regular contact with students and provides accurate, timely information on the academic major, University policies and regulations, and support services available to students;· Monitors students’ academic progress, counseling them after mid-term grades and at the end of each semester;· Audits student files to determine if students are registered for appropriate level courses;· Helps students prepare individual plans of study;· Maintains updated student records;· Transfers student files to appropriate individuals during instances of students changing majors;· Teaches one class per academic year, or fulfills the equivalent “teaching” responsibility through tutoring, conducting study sessions, or providing workshops for faculty advisors and/or students;· Provides support for student success via Beacon, the early-alert system, and provides appropriate interventions when necessary including referrals for supplemental instruction or tutoring, counseling services, and additional services as needed;· Works closely with assigned departments and Chairs and other advisors, keeping up-to-date with any changes in requirements or course work within the major(s); and· Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or warranted.

Requirements: A master’s degree and related experience is required. Two (2) years of experience in higher education, former experience with college level instruction and teaching experience are preferred.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

How to apply: Interested candidates may apply online at Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.
Student Services Program Coordinator II (CB70/61121866/FTE-S00692P), full-time position with benefits. SC State Pay Band: 05. Salary range: $40,000.00 to $44,000.00. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Normal work hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university. Some nights/weekends will be required.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree and related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years’ experience in higher education. Former experience with college-level instruction is preferred. Teaching experience desired.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of or experience in academic advising; sound judgment; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, parents, and faculty; tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations; the ability to maintain confidentiality; the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; and a strong work ethic and commitment to student success.

Additional comments regarding this position:

This position functions in a professional capacity & requires use of sound judgement & decision making. This individual must be a self starter with the ability to prioritize tasks & meet deadlines. Prompt, courteous and accurate service to all constituents is required. Some nights/week-end will be required.

Mental Demands:

Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Constant Interruptions, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Reasoning, Training, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

Physical Demands:

Sitting, Speaking

Physical Demands (Elements Exposed To):

None of these Listed

Please Select Any and All Equipment Needed to Perform the Duties:

Calculator, Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Copier, Fax, Scanner

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