Job Positions

Academic Advisor - 219712

Categories: Southeast Region 4


College of Computing & Software Engineering (Marietta Campus)


Kennesaw State University

Date Posted:

Aug 28 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

September 13, 2020

Position Description

Advises students regarding information, procedures and academic requirements of a specific program or major. Provides academic guidance and program information to students in the assigned college or program. Assists students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities and setting goals.


Provide high-quality academic advising services to current KSU students
Develops multi-semester degree planning following major curriculum guidelines, aligns students' academic interests and aptitudes with appropriate professional goals
Connects students with appropriate academic and non-academic student services that promote their success, and maintaining thorough and accurate documentation of individual advising sessions
Meets formally with students to develop meaningful connections
Attends and participates in advising sessions for new and incoming students, both at orientation and in pre-orientation advising sessions with students and families
Develops partnerships with Enrollment Services to determine transfer credit evaluations and identify common challenges for transfer students
Utilizes and incorporates best practices identified through the analysis of reports/analytics related to advising activity, student success metrics, etc. Contributes to the coordination of unit-level communication plans regarding key milestones, registration deadlines, academic resources, etc. Monitors the retention, progression, and graduation of students within the assigned population, and offer proactive outreach for those students who are at academic or social risk
Membership and participation in professional development opportunities offered through KSU and state, regional, and national organizations (KSAAN, NACADA, NAAHP, etc.)

Application Process

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Institution Information

Kennesaw State University is located just north of Atlanta, combining a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. Visiting the campus and the Kennesaw area is always an engaging experience, as KSU is host to a wide variety of both educational and general interest events. From intercollegiate athletics to concerts and festivals to cultural forums, there is usually an activity worth discovering at Kennesaw State. The Kennesaw campus reflects 50 years of tradition combined with facilities designed for the needs of modern education. At the same time, Kennesaw State’s arts district showcases a thriving environment for the visual and performing arts. Kennesaw State’s Sports and Entertainment Park is a growing regional venue for events, including hosting major concerts and festivals. Kennesaw State makes a strong impact on the community, from its role as a major player in the regional economy to the partnerships that are being continually forged. A dedication to community service and diversity for the campus continues to define the culture of Kennesaw State. Collaboration between Kennesaw State and its larger communities – local, regional and state, national and global – is the cornerstone of efforts to be “Georgia’s Engaged University.”

Additional Information

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Able to access to confidential student information; Ability to interact effectively with students Participates in ongoing professional development activities that enhance academic advising outcomes Able to deal with multiple tasks or projects at one-time meeting assigned deadlines Able to work evenings and weekends to support College initiatives, events and/or activities Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Banner, Nolij, EAB, Microsoft Office Suite, and other systems related to student support); Strong attention to detail and follow up skills Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette Other Information This is not a supervisory position. This position does not have any financial responsibilities. No, this position will not be required to drive. This role is considered a position of trust. This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card). This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time This position does not require security clearance.

Contact Information

Ashley McClure, Student Success Manager


Required Qualifications


Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field
Required Experience Two (2) years of related experience as an academic advisor (or closely related field)

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field
Demonstrated commitment to academic advising as a key component of student success, as evidenced by prior experiences, such as peer leadership, student affairs leadership, peer advising, or curriculum design, letters of recommendation, and interview(s)