Job Positions

Academic Advisor II

Categories: Southeast Region 4


College of Education & Professional Studies Advising Center


University of West Florida

Date Posted:

Sep 27 2021 8:46AM

Close Date:

Oct 15 2021

Position Description

The Academic Advisor will work with students in the College of Education & Professional Studies to facilitate successful and timely degree completion by monitoring student progress and providing information regarding curriculum policies, procedures, and guidelines for the degree programs that are advised. The advisor will also identify students who are experiencing academic difficulty and develop strategies for success in partnership with the student. The advisor is responsible for assisting students with reviewing degree plans, course registration, maintaining advising records, and other duties related to student success.


80% - With general supervision
– The successful candidate will use a learning-centered approach to advising that enhances students’ decision- making skills and contributes to the development of students’ intellectual and personal growth; will be knowledgeable of and provide students with the resources, support, and opportunities available to make informed decisions, enhance their educational experience, and promote student success; will provide students with accurate information about degree requirements and institutional and departmental policies and procedures; will encourage students to participate in learning opportunities outside of the classroom setting; will develop realistic educational plans that meet the needs, goals, and interests of individual students; will accurately and efficiently document interactions with students and students’ progress toward meeting educational, personal, and professional goals using adopted software programs; will use multiple forms of media to communicate with students (e.g., email, telephone, fax, video calls); will demonstrate efficient and effective use of technology; will demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills; and will maintain confidentiality and comply with FERPA guidelines. Develop structured feedback for students by using university/college technology platforms (i.e. banner, campus, degree works, tableau, etc.)

- (Essential) 10%
- Communicate and Collaborate with appropriate individuals and offices across the university; Responsible for advising related training; and/or supervision for advising assistants or others

- (Essential) 5%
- Responsible for special projects, program reporting tasks, and/or responsibility for specific business processes - (Essential)

Application Process

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter, three references, and an academic advising philosophy. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

Institution Information

Additional Information

Contact Information

Dr. Eric Kollar


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 2 years of appropriate experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master of Social Work OR Master's Degree in an appropriate area of specialization