Job Positions

169892/Academic/Career Advisor

Categories: North Central Region 6


Academic and Career Planning Center


University of South Dakota

Date Posted:

Jul 23 2021 1:40PM

Close Date:

Sep 23 2021

Position Description

The Academic and Career Planning Center is seeking candidates to fill an academic/career advisor position to work with on-campus and online students in a variety of academic disciplines. The advisor also will be expected to lead a first-year seminar or career seminar each fall and spring semester. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal, writing, and public speaking skills. They will also demonstrate a history of identifying and solving problems within an organization. College students come to USD with talents, abilities, and skills that should be viewed as assets for their individual and collective success. The advisor will have demonstrated understanding of the unique needs of students from a wide variety of social and cultural background


The advisor will be responsible for 100-150 students. At USD, advisors help students create both short-term schedules for each semester and long-term plans for graduation. Advisors are responsible for knowing the academic requirements, policies, and procedures in the academic catalog and to communicate them effectively to students. Advisors also work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators to insure the inclusion and success of each student. In addition, this position will support the Career Services wing of the Academic and Career Planning Center. It will help with event organization and logistics, as well as other traditional career services.

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Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree is required. Experience in higher education, teaching, and/or counseling is a plus. Familiarity with student information systems and Microsoft Office programs is desired.

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