Job Positions

Academic Advisor-STA00921PO21

Categories: Mid South Region 3

Department:

School of Nursing

Institution:

University of South Carolina Upstate

Date Posted:

Sep 7 2021 10:54AM

Close Date:

Nov 7 2021
 

Position Description

Academic Advisors are responsible for advising declared, undeclared and prospective students, promoting good advisement practices. Academic advisors assess students’ needs, goals, interests and prior academic experiences in order to guide students in the design and implementation of a successful academic plan. This position will serve pre-Nursing majors at USC Upstate and is responsible for coordinating comprehensive programs and initiate support, professionalism, protocol training and career development.

Duties

Academic Advisor
University of South Carolina Upstate STA00921PO21
Spartanburg, SC
www.uscupstate.edu
Academic Advisors are responsible for advising declared, undeclared and prospective students, promoting good advisement practices. Academic advisors assess students’ needs, goals, interests and prior academic experiences in order to guide students in the design and implementation of a successful academic plan. This position will serve pre-Nursing majors at USC Upstate and is responsible for coordinating comprehensive programs and initiate support, professionalism, protocol training and career development.
•Maintains an advising load and works directly with students to accomplish educational goals. Key aspects include maintenance of the integrity of academic policies, while being a student advocate and fostering a culture of student responsibility and success, providing students with information about possible consequences of academic decisions, and creating plans of study. Must maintain current knowledge of all the degree programs. Able to evaluate transcripts for equivalency.
•Maintains accurate data for reports and informed decision-making. Keeps advising statistics, work schedule, and other reporting documents up-to-date. (e.g.: Banner, Degree Works, Starfish and SharePoint).
•Teaches UNIV courses as assigned.
•Nursing prefers – Assists and or leads recruitment efforts such as Fab Friday, Open Houses, OAR and Transfer orientations.
•Assist with implementation of the Early Intervention Program and manage student follow-up visits. Ensure timely communications with students of unsatisfactory reports.
•Assists with targeted student success efforts for various cohorts of USC Upstate students. Participates in Student Success Center initiatives and special events as required.
•Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

For full job description and to apply, go to: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/105581

Institution Information

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Additional Information

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Contact Information

Craig Sudduth Director of Nursing Student Services Mary Black School of Nursing 864-503-5508 CSUDDUTH@uscupstate.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Masters degree in Student Services with a minimum of 1 year experience in higher education, academic advising, academic support services, and/or first-year programming. Successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree with 3 years experience exceptional leadership skills and excellent computer skills, written, and oral communication skills.