Job Positions

Academic Advisor I/516365

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Biology: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences


University of Florida

Date Posted:

Apr 14 2021 10:36AM

Close Date:

Apr 28 2021

Position Description

Engagement of CALS Biology students through proactive, developmental advising:
Deliver academic advising and educational communication for undergraduate students in the CALS Biology major. Interpret educational and administrative rules and policies, recommend and implement new and improved methods for effective delivery of advising and educational communication. Inform students of the availability of more specialized majors that might be a better fit for their educational goals. Direct students as needed to appropriate resources in the college and across campus, including, but not limited to, career planning and placement, academic support, health and wellness, and pre-professional advising. Collaboration and engagement internal to the CALS Dean's Office: Work collaboratively with the CALS Event Coordinator and CALS Director of Student Development and Recruitment to plan and implement major-related events and programs for current and prospective Biology students. Participate in college-wide recruitment events. Work collaboratively with the CALS Strategic Communications Manager to develop and disseminate print and web-based materials for the CALS Biology major. Participate in CALS events, including Preview, Convocation, CALS Kick-Off and Commencement. Collaboration and engagement external to the CALS Dean's Office and Biology Major: Develop strong working relationships with other departments in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and across campus. Coordinate activities with other departments.

Participate in the CALS Advising Council and engage actively in the UF advising community through the Undergraduate Advising Council. Assessment, data analysis and reporting:
Develop and maintain databases and other student files Compile and report data related to enrollment, retention, etc.


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Application Process

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Institution Information

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Additional Information

Located on the main campus, in Gainesville, FL.

Contact Information

Britta Osborne


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility; or a bachelor's degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

B.S. degree in biological sciences or biology education preferred. Master’s degree preferred. Experience advising and counseling undergraduate students preferred. Experience in developing and maintaining electronic databases preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Working knowledge of University of Florida regulations and procedures related to advising and student services preferred.