Job Positions

Academic Advisor II/ #521984

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Heavener School of Business - BA-UPO ADVISING


University of Florida

Date Posted:

May 19 2022 10:31AM

Close Date:

May 27 2022

Position Description

Provide academic and career information to current and prospective undergraduate Business students interested in BSBA or BABA degrees or minors offered by the Heavener School of Business. This includes the following topic areas: course schedules, academic and professional four-year plans, tracking, probation, career advising, study skills, minors, honors thesis, research opportunities, combined degree programs, resume development, internships, networking, choosing a major, study abroad, and the petitions process. Walk-In/Express advising account for approximately 8 hours/week, while individual (30 minute) appointments will account for approximately 10 hours/week.


Provide academic and career guidance to students indirectly via administrative projects and programming. All Academic & Career Advisors in the office do the following duties as a team, however, each project has a director:
Assist with new student programs, namely, Preview and Transfer Preview.
Occasionally held on weekends. Attend UF Admissions recruiting functions as the College’s representative. Occasionally held on evenings or weekends.
Provide assistance in College activities such as Drop/Add, Advance Registration, Registration, admission activities, Grades day or any other activity which makes for a smooth running office.
Represent the College and Director in various university committees and meetings when needed.
Ensure documentation on the Heavener School of Business programs, including the BSBA & BABA degrees and college minors, is accurate.
This includes the UF Undergraduate Catalog, degree audits, office handouts and office website.
Responsible for the coordination of Termly Processes – reports include: hours discrepancy, degree certification, minor certification, Dean’s List, Probation, Tracking, etc.
Act as Advisor for business student organizations.
Attend meetings which may be held in evenings. Identify those students whose academic or extracurricular activities make them eligible for College, University, or national scholarships, awards, honors and recognition.
Act as a liaison with other colleges/departments, the counseling center, student government, or outside agencies to provide academic and career advice and to assist in providing for the students’ overall well being. Review SASS audits for students and make necessary adjustments and/or corrections regarding substituted courses, requirement waivers, courses included in grade point average, and catalog year. In addition, make the necessary changes when there are curricular changes to the degree programs.
Travel with the University’s Articulation Officer to community colleges as directed by Director.
Participate actively in weekly meetings with the Academic & Career Advising team to discuss and review policies, develop best practices, and share outcomes assessments.
Teach Warrington Welcome courses for first year UF, Heavener School of Business students.
Other duties as assigned by the Director for Advising and Director of Undergraduate Programs.

Application Process


Institution Information

University of Florida
The University of Florida is a top-5 public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853. It opened its doors in Gainesville in 1906 with 102 students. Today, it is one of the most comprehensive and academically diverse universities in the nation, with an enrollment of some 57,000 students annually. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 170 research centers and institutes. UF offers nearly 100 undergraduate degree programs and more than 200 graduate degree programs. Only five other universities nationwide have as many programs of study on one campus as the University of Florida.

Additional Information

Heavener School of Business One of the nation’s top-ranked undergraduate public business schools, Heavener offers bachelor’s degrees in Finance, General Business, Management, Information Systems & Operations Management, and Marketing to more than 4,500 students.

Contact Information

Melissa Forgione


Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 3 years full-time work experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and five years of appropriate experience.