Job Positions

Academic Advisor, 23-001 & 23-003

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Success Epicenter


WVU Parkersburg

Date Posted:

Sep 27 2022 8:03AM

Close Date:

Nov 30 2022

Position Description

Function/Summary The Academic Advisor provides academic advising, retention, and career service referrals to students, and provides assistance and referrals to other college support and resource services.


Student Advising
• Delivers comprehensive advisement support to new, transfer, returning, and continuing students to create academic pathways to success.
• Develops student educational plans in conjunction with advisees that assists students in attaining a degree in the shortest amount of time with the least loss of academic credits.
• Clarifies program requirements, policies, and procedures of the institution.
• Provides guidance about career goals and the specific steps necessary to acquire the academic and/or professional credentials to meet those goals. Refers to Career Services as necessary.
• Identifies and implements strategies to assist students in overcoming barriers to success and encourages student retention and degree completion
• Monitors student success through the use of data and enter appropriate data for analysis
• Reaches out to students that need support through intrusive (proactive) advising
• Assists advisees to obtain appropriate institutional resources to ensure successful momentum toward goals. Serves as advocate as necessary.
• Serves as Liaison between the Professional Advising Center (PAC) and specific academic divisions. Ensure continuous dialogue between the PAC and divisions regarding changing academic requirements, prerequisites, graduation, and other requirements.
• Serves as liaison and communication channel between advisees and the departments of the institution.
• Assists advisees with processing education documentation.
• Works with the early alert system to monitor and interact with at-risk students in danger of non-successful completion of courses or programs. Notifies students in writing of issues such as D/F grades, probation, suspension, etc.
• Maintains up-to-date advising records. Related Duties
• Serves on institutional committees and task forces as directed or required.
• Develops and deliver programs, activities, or services to assist students in successful completion of their programs, study habits, or career explorations.
• Assists in the delivery of orientation or other programs for new, transfer, and returning students.
• Processes, troubleshoots, coordinates, and maintains the admissions communications process including follow-up and documentation
• Works with a diverse population of people including but not limited to, students, staff, and faculty.
• Engages in professional development relevant to position, with emphasis on student success. General Performs other duties as assigned.

Application Process

To Apply Submit an Employment Application packet and an unofficial copy of your college transcripts (if applicable). The Employment Application packet is available via

Institution Information

WVUP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

Additional Information

WVUP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

Contact Information


Required Qualifications


Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, education, or related fields with combination of education. Experience: 2 years of Higher Education experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree. Experience mentoring college students. Academic Advising certifications