Job Positions

Academic Advisor I / PS688P

Categories: Southeast Region 4


University Advising Services


Florida Gulf Coast University

Date Posted:

Jul 16 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Academic Advisor I advises students concerning their academic plans and progress, academic schedule, choice of major, and other academic activities and career goals, to assist the students in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to graduation. Advisors are committed to providing guidance in academic and personal development in a collaborative and mentoring environment. The objective is to foster interaction between the advisors and students in a supportive atmosphere where students will achieve self-sufficiency while implementing their educational goals to reach degree completion.


  • Provides one-on-one and group advising to students within the College/Unit.
  • Assist students in developing an education plan for timely graduation.
  • Conducts regular degree progression audits for assigned caseload.
  • Provides academic advising to groups of incoming students during the Eagle View Orientation process.
  • Prepares degree audit and other academic information for incoming students.
  • Requests course evaluations and updates course articulation as needed.
  • Enters course substitutions and exceptions in the degree audit system.
  • Reviews and processes transient application requests.
  • Represents the Department and the Division during campus and community recruitment and outreach events, such as Eagle Expo and Weeks of Welcome.
  • Maintains advising records and confidential student information.

Application Process

Please submit application and all required documents by midnight on the closing date using link:

Institution Information

At FGCU there is a small university feel with big university opportunities! Our comprehensive academic programs promote thorough scholarship and professional preparation while providing opportunities to explore interdisciplinary paths. Students leave FGCU ready to excel. Academic advising at FGCU begins at orientation. As students progress, professional advisors match individual needs with available resources in the field of study with the goal of keeping students on track to graduate. Academic advisors guide students in their transition into and navigation of the university experience. Our staff helps students clarify their interests, skills and values in the context of class selection, major choice, and curriculum planning. We empower students to make informed academic decisions while helping them interpret policy and understand the university resources available to assist in their academic success.

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a community committed to ensuring equity and fairness in employment. By cultivating diversity, we ensure an inclusive learning environment that contributes to student success. FGCU is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Contact Information

Heather MacQueen, Recruiter 239-590-1400


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution. Two years of experience working in an academic advising environment or related area in higher education. Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Counselor Education, Psychology or other academic field directly related to advising from an accredited institution.