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Academic Advisor - College of Education

Clemson University
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Plans, designs, implements, and evaluates a variety of professional duties, including advising, counseling, recruiting, and retaining of students within the College of Education. Performs other duties as assigned.


40% - Essential - Advising:
Plans, implements, and evaluates advising and counseling activities for students in the CoE through a variety of areas, including admission procedures, course selection and registration, academic progress, policy interpretation, career overviews, change of major, exam requirements, transfer credit, course substitution, and personal development. Maintains accurate advising records and complete administrative tasks in a timely manner. Implements and evaluates a 4-year advising model for impact on student development and retention. Builds positive relationships with advisees.

25% - Essential - Counseling:
Provides supportive counseling. Refers students to campus services. Follows federal guidelines when handling parent/outside inquiries. Plans, implements, and evaluates new student orientation and support programs. Evaluates and determines use of transfer credits to develop academic plans and address issues that might hinder a smooth transition to Clemson for transfer students. Advises and assists students changing to education majors. Evaluates enrolled education students for admission to the professional level of education and complete other task as required by accreditation guidelines.

15% - Essential - Liaising and Communication:
Provides assistance to faculty about CoE and University resources, attends program meetings, and supports faculty mentoring. Liaises with department chairs, the field experiences office, and advising offices in other colleges. Represents the advising office on College and University committees. Contributes to the development and implementation of new degree programs and transfer pathway partnerships. Assists with ongoing implementation of University Bridge to Clemson Program and transfer pathway partnerships with state technical colleges. Distributes information to students via technology platforms (Canvas, etc.).

10% - Essential - Recruiting and Outreach:
Recruits prospective/admitted students to the CoE by providing them with accurate information and facts about the CoE's academic programs. Meets with prospective/admitted students and their families who are interested in enrolling in education programs at Clemson. Collaborates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of recruiting activities at University and College level events for prospective and admitted students (Day in the Life, Experience Clemson, Family Weekend, etc.). Participates in recruiting and special events. Assists in the production of recruiting materials and displays.

10% - Essential - Student Support Services:
Plans, implements, and evaluates activities designed to retain students within CoE majors. Maintains advising records, inputs data into Clemson systems, and utilizes software to run campaigns for the purpose of supporting student success and retention. Assists with production of advising center publications. Promotes study abroad and other experiential education opportunities. May serve as the signatory for SC Teacher Loan and federal TEACH Grant applications and liaises with financial aid as necessary. Supports and assists with student advisory board and student organization initiatives.


Education - Bachelor's Degree - Experience in student service programs

Experience - 1+ years of work experience in student services programs


Education - Master's Degree

Experience - 1+ years of work experience in undergraduate academic advising, working with non-traditional students, and/or experience in K12 education


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

No Supervisory Duties - Not responsible for supervising employees.

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


15% - Stand for prolonged period
15% - Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
15% - Walk or move about
85% - Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself


No Work Conditions


Standard Hours: 37.5


Anticipated Hiring Range: $37,900 - $54,000

Salary is dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's previous experience, knowledge, skills and performance in accordance with Clemson's compensation guidelines.


Normal Operations

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


Clemson, SC


May 31, 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.

To claim Veteran Preference for qualifying positions, email upon submission of your application.


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.


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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