Job Positions

38937/Academic Advisor

Categories: South Central Region 7


School of Journalism


University of Missouri

Date Posted:

Oct 18 2021 9:27AM

Close Date:

Oct 29 2021

Position Description

The Missouri School of Journalism is an international leader in journalism education. The School of Journalism is where storytellers of all kinds can find their voices by using them first. The Missouri Method allows students to gain hands-on, career ready experience in six professional newsrooms-including an NBC affiliate, an NPR member station, a digital-first community newspaper-and two advertising agencies with paying local, state and national clients. The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace. The School of Journalism seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic full-time academic advisor.


Provide holistic academic advising services to assigned students regarding departmental, collegiate, and University policies and procedures; programs of study; and the development of appropriate academic plans in a meeting with students on assigned caseload. Introduce and refer students to opportunities that will enrich their academic experience, facilitate their academic and personal development, and support their educational success. Assist students in identifying their interests, abilities, and academic goals and in making decisions regarding their academic career. Assist with the facilitation of new student orientation programming by presenting college information and advising students. Maintain accurate and confidential records of student information, including all advising interactions. Monitor student progression in degree program to establish advising checkpoints and determine student's progress in completing degree requirements. Identify and assist struggling or at-risk students including making appropriate referrals to other university resources and contacting continuing students who do not register for classes. Collaborate with university partners on matters that impact student recruitment, success, and retention and support departmental and university retention initiatives. This position is required to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed with advanced notice.

Application Process

Virtual interview process

Institution Information

Additional Information

Contact Information

Elizabeth Warren, M.Ed. Missouri School of Journalism Director of Student Services 573.882.1045


Required Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree preferred. One or two years of experience in academic advising at the collegiate level is desirable.