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Academic Advising Specialist

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Academic Affairs


Morehouse College

Date Posted:

Jun 28 2021 12:15PM

Close Date:

Aug 28 2021

Position Description

Academic Advising is an essential element of a student’s collegiate experience. The Specialists will work collaboratively and intentionally with the Academic Program Directors, and Faculty Academic Advisors of the Academic Division assigned to develop a success plan and a plan of action to address the needs of all students in respective departments. The Academic Advising Specialist will work with the Humanities, Social & Cultural Studies and Creative & Performing Arts Divisions The Academic Advising Specialist reports to the Director of Divisional Academic Advising. Excellent customer service skills and effective verbal and written communication skills are a must.


The Academic Advising Specialist assesses and advises students regarding information, procedures and academic requirements specific to the student's discipline, as well as the general education requirements of Morehouse College
• Provide Appreciative, Developmental, Intrusive/Intentional Advising (ADISA—Yoruba for “one who has clarity”) for all first-time students, focusing on incoming freshmen and new transfer students
• Facilitates student academic success and timely progress towards degree through advising and assisting students with college adjustments and decisions about fields of study, developing a plan-of-study, curricular and course selections, academic and administrative procedures, policies and services
• Assists students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals
• Monitors academic progress of students
• Maintains student files
• Identifies at-risk students using Starfish and devises and implements a plan of action to increase students’ success /retention rate, including referring at-risk students to appropriate support services (i.e., Office of Accessibility, Office of Financial Aid, Counseling Resource Center, & Housing); collects, analyzes, and maintains student success/retention data, including, but not limited to, mid-term and end-of-semester performance data
• Other duties as assigned

Application Process

Please submit your resume to:

Institution Information

Additional Information

Salary: $55,000

Contact Information

Dr. Natasha M. Crosby, Director of Divisional Academic Advising


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of academic advising experience required
• Demonstrated knowledge of student development concepts, NACADA principles, practices and procedures in academic advising strategies
• Proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook
• Must have working knowledge of BANNER
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Strong organizational and administrative skills to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
• Excellent communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills are a must

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree
• Significant relevant work experience in academic advising preferred
• Experience working with underrepresented populations
• Project management experience/skills