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Academic Advising Specialist

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Academic Affairs


Morehouse College

Date Posted:

Sep 11 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

Nov 11 2020

Position Description

Academic Advising is an essential element of a student’s collegiate experience. Morehouse College will select a professional advisor to serve as Academic Advising Specialists. The Specialist 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 be selected for the Division of Mathematics & Computational Sciences. 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

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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 coursework in the area of specialization for division unit served (Division of Mathematics & Computational Sciences), and/or significant relevant work experience in academic advising preferred
Experience working with underrepresented populations
Project management experience/skills