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Academic Advisor 1

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Academic Advising and Transfer Services


University of South Alabama

Date Posted:

Apr 26 2022 4:49PM

Close Date:

May 30 2022

Position Description

The University of South Alabama is currently accepting applications for an Academic Advisor I. The advisor will be responsible for providing quality first year advising to majors and pre-majors and to serve as an advisor and resource for prospective students and parents.


Provides first-year academic advising to majors and pre-majors; advises students on departmental, collegiate, and University policies and procedures; advises students on programs of study and the development of appropriate academic plans; monitors student progress; prepares letters of recommendation and letters of support for student appeals; maintains records of advising sessions; approves course selections each semester; approves four/five year degree plans; assists student in identifying traits related to career exploration and development; informs students of opportunities to enrich their academic experience, facilitate their academic and personal development and support their educational success; identifies and assists struggling or at-risk students and refers students to appropriate University department; utilizes various systems including, Degree Works, Student Success Collaborative, and Banner to perform advising functions; interacts with students and parents at various events, including New Student Orientation; serves as a resource to prospective students and parents; provides alternatives to students with issues relating to their major; conducts group and individual sessions; interacts by phone, letter, or in person with faculty, staff, and students; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.

Application Process

Submit application. Submission of resume and cover letter encouraged.

Institution Information

The University of South Alabama is home to nearly 14,000 students and more than 125 academic programs, South is a dynamic community of leaders and learners who support and challenge one another to be actively engaged citizens who advance the Gulf Coast region and the world. Founded in 1963, South’s vision is to foster an environment that couples engaging learning experiences with high-level research, enabling our faculty and students to be leaders in their disciplines.

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Contact Information

Patty Davis,, 251-341-4017


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred