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Academic Advisor - Graphic Communications Department

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Plans, designs, implements, and oversees a variety of professional and administrative duties and responsibilities relative to the instructional programs in Graphic Communication with minimal supervision. Schedules courses and provides support for the department's faculty, staff, and operations. Performs other duties as required.


30% - Essential - Enrollment/Registration/Room Coordination:
Manages all departmental data within the online registration system (iRoar). Develops the schedule for course offerings and classrooms each semester. Coordinates with faculty on course schedules and with other departments for classroom usage needs. Enters and updates all courses and instructor assignments for the department in the registration system. Ensures data in the registration system is accurate and up-to-date. Resolves scheduling conflicts or issues, such as class size exceeding capacity, adding sections, etc. during the registration period. Provides enrollment data and other reports, as needed.

25% - Essential - Academic Advising:
Serves as primary academic advisor for all freshmen, internal transfers, and students in probationary status. Counsels students in course requirements, careers, internships, registration, planning, and scholarships. Assists students with preparing class schedules and registration. Checks requirements for internal transfers. Maintains student advising records. Serves on college Academic Advising Committee. Serves as advising coordinator by assigning students to faculty advisors, entering advisor updates in the system, and developing advising resources (course requirements, prerequisites, minors, software training). Provides advising and faculty load reports. Processes advisor changes & student change forms.

25% - Essential - Orientation Coordination, Recruitment, and Event Planning:
Implements orientation sessions to introduce incoming students to the Graphic Communication program and explain curriculum and departmental expectations. Prepares and updates orientation materials. Plans and conducts tours with prospective students and families. Represents the department at all recruitment events. Develops and updates promotional materials. Assists with planning and coordinating other departmental events.

10% - Essential - Departmental Administration:
Plans and coordinates student and faculty travel for conferences and other events, such as flight arrangements and accommodations. Manages departmental purchase card. Maintains inventory of laboratory equipment. Serves as back-up for the departmental Administrative Assistant and covers basic financial operations, as needed, in the absence of the Administrative Assistant. Hires, trains, and supervises student employee.

10% - Essential - Employer and Alumni Relations:
Maintains and updates the departmental database of corporate partners that support the program by hiring graduating students. Serves as point of contact for external companies seeking graduating students for employment placements. Represents the program, answers questions for potential employers, and assists with job postings on Clemson systems targeting Graphic Communication students. Maintains database of alumni and other individuals who support the department for targeted communications and engagement opportunities.


A Bachelor's Degree and experience in student services programs


Preference given to applicants with background related to Graphic Communication and experience in student services programs in a higher education setting or experience with Banner software


Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

Supervises Student Workers only - Supervises Student workers only

No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.


Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period

Walk or move about
Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
Recognize or inspect visually


No work conditions


Standard Hrs: 37.5; Expected Salary Range: $ 37,900 - $ 48,850


Normal Operations

Required to follow emergency facility closure directives, and not normally expected work on-site during emergency situations.


Clemson, SC


Extended deadline April 25, 2024


Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

State policy for veteran preference states that for qualifying, full-time permanent positions, a veteran applicant may receive preference if they meet the job's minimum qualifications, were discharged under honorable conditions from the military, and submit their DD-214 for confidential review by the Office of Human Resources.

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Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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