Job Positions

Academic Advisor/Student Support Coordinator

Categories: Mid South Region 3


The Freshman College


Claflin University

Date Posted:

Jul 11 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Until Filled

Position Description

The Academic Student Support Coordinator reports to the Director of Freshman College. The Academic Student Coordinator of the Freshman Year Experience works in conjunction with the Director, Freshman Year Experience Coordinating committee, and others across campus to facilitate efforts aimed at increasing the retention and success rates of first year students.


  • The coordinator monitors the academic progress of first year students and provides individualized intervention strategies for academically low performing students
  • Provides academic and career counseling to first year students
  • Assists with advising and registering undeclared majors and declared majors who have not attained departmental requirements
  • Coordinates tutorial program and other evidence-based academic retention strategies
  • Assists in the planning and execution of Early Registration Days and New Student Orientation Week activities.
  • Serves as co-facilitator of UNIV 101 and 102 classes and performs any other duties within the scope of this position.

Application Process

Applicants must apply online at

Institution Information

Claflin University, founded in 1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the southeast. With an enrollment of approximately 2100 students from every region of the United States and 14 countries, Claflin University is a comprehensive institution offering undergraduate degrees in 34 areas and four graduate programs, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in Biotechnology, and the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and the Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources 803-535-5635


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university will be considered with a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with college students, preferably with first year students. Candidate must possess knowledge of academic programs and general education requirements, a working knowledge of developmental needs of a diverse student population, and have the ability to use appropriate and accessible technologies for advising and work projects. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational and time management skills; excellent problem solving skills; proficiency in software programs such as Microsoft Office, Tutor Trac, Insight Advising, etc.; the ability to maintain accurate records/documentation; ability to relate positively to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community; and possess independence to work with minimal supervision required.

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in higher education, counseling or related student service area is highly preferred.