Job Positions

Academic Advisor/TMP02308PO21

Categories: Mid South Region 3

Department:

Student Success Center

Institution:

University of South Carolina Upstate

Date Posted:

Aug 27 2021 3:36PM

Close Date:

Oct 27 2021
 

Position Description

Academic Advisors are responsible for advising declared, undeclared, and prospective students, promoting good advisement practices, and assisting with academic support. 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 Exercise Science majors at the USC Upstate. Responsible for coordinating comprehensive programs and initiatives that promote student success, including academic support, professionalism and protocol training, and career development.

Duties

Academic Advisor University of South Carolina Upstate TMP02308PO21 Spartanburg, SC www.uscupstate.edu
Academic Advisors are responsible for advising declared, undeclared, and prospective students, promoting good advisement practices, and assisting with academic support. 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 Exercise Science majors at the USC Upstate. Responsible for coordinating comprehensive programs and initiatives that promote student success, including academic support, professionalism and protocol training, and career development. •Navigate students through the major transitions of college enrollment. Provide programming for students as they enter, continue to enroll, and leave the institution. 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 degree programs.
•Assist students in the development of an educational plan including choosing a program of study and/or clarifying educational goals.
•Oversee academic advising and registration for assigned Exercise Science majors. Educate students about course planning and registration processes. Refer students to campus resources to meet individual need. •Improve student preparedness for job search activities and professionalism in the workplace
•Maintains accurate data for reports and informed decision-making. Keeps advising statistics, work schedule, and other reporting documents up-to-date. Monitor and respond to students using advising software (Starfish). •Teach UNIV 101 (College Success Seminar).
•Cross-trained to assist in enrollment services during peak times.

Application Process

For full job description and to apply, go to: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/105241

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

Dr. Susannah Waldrop Executive Director
Student Success Center
864-503-5414
SMW22@uscupstate.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree required with a minimum of 1 year experience in higher education academic advising, academic support services, first year experience programming, career counseling or related field. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to work and motivate traditional as well as nontraditional students, strong computer and interpersonal skills required.