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Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist

Categories: South Central Region 7


Business Advisement Center


Missouri State University

Date Posted:

Jun 4 2021 3:31PM

Close Date:

June 18 2021

Position Description

The Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist is responsible for assisting business students in the development of academic schedules appropriate for the stated educational goals of students and assisting in the development and implementation of a retention plan for the College of Business designed to assist students in progressing towards degree completion


Provides an essential student service of academic advisement to students majoring or minoring in Business or a related field by being knowledgeable of the academic policies and procedures unique to the College of Business as well as the University, guiding students in decision-making and learning how to accept responsibility for their decisions, assisting all students (not just advisees) seeking academic information, and directing students to resources within the University that provide additional assistance (e.g., financial aid, testing, career services, and student employment).

Application Process

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Additional Information

The scope of the position requires occasional weekend and evening work particularly during scheduled advisement/registration periods. The position may require travel, including overnight travel.

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Required Qualifications

EDUCATION: A Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field is required.

EXPERIENCE: At least six months of work experience in higher education or customer service is required.

SKILLS: Strong oral and written communications skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills, including conflict management, are required. Computer literacy, including word processing and database management are required. Organizational and time management skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Preferred Qualifications

EDUCATION: a Master's degree in Business Administration is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Experience in academic advising is preferred. Extensive knowledge of the University, its requirements and regulations, is preferred.