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Academic Advisor

Categories: North Central Region 6


Advising and Student Transitions


St. Cloud State University

Date Posted:

Jun 24 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

Come share Husky spirit and unleash student success! St. Cloud State University seeks an Academic Advisors to provide high quality academic advising to undergraduate students. The position supports orientation programming through creative planning and implementation of Advising & registration Days, Huskies 1st Four, and first year student outreach. The advisor will work with students to develop a graduation plan during their first year on campus, assist students in creating a success plan when not in good academic standing, and provide general advising services for undecided and new entering freshman. In addition, the Academic Advisor will serve as a liaison between Advising and Student Transition and an assigned school, college, or student service area. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. The Advising and Student Transitions Office is a highly selective interdisciplinary program that provides both academic and co-curricular opportunities to highly motivated students. More information found at:


St. Cloud State University, Advising and Student Transitions Office primarily serves the advising needs of undergraduate students. The advisor will work directly with Director of Advising and Student Transitions, but will also work closely with academic departments and other units on campus. The Academic Advisor’s primary responsibilities center on supporting all aspects of advising and academics for undergraduate students. These responsibilities also include:

  • Advising and registration Day and Huskies First Four Implementation (new entering freshman & new entering transfer)
  • Advising and Registration Day Planning
  • Area of Specialization includes: First Year Students, Transfer Students, International Students and Online Resources
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Process

To apply for this position, please continue the process at:

Application Review begins July 1, 2019; position is open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
  • Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required. 

Institution Information

Why Work For Us Help people achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals. GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities and veterans. The university is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State is Dr. Ellyn Bartges. For additional information, contact the Office for Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.

Additional Information

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative Service Faculty (MSUAASF) which can be found at:

Contact Information

Contact Information: Elizabeth Kalinowski-Ohrt, Search Committee Chair Advising & Student Transitions Phone: (320) 308-6075 E-mail:


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Education or related field
  • Experience working with university or community college students in advising, admissions, financial aid, records, etc.
  • Experience working with international students and individuals of the American Indian, Latino, African and African American cultures or other diverse populations
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures related to educational outreach, student advising, and retention
  • Demonstrated ability using student data (e.g. student transcripts, degree audit reports, assessment scores) to advise
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with the higher education system and current trends
  • Demonstrated experience working with culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse students, communities and organizations
  • Knowledge of the changing demographics in our state and region
  • Demonstrated ability to work with underrepresented and at-risk students
  • Evidence of the ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in college counseling, higher education administration or related field
  • 3 years experience working with international students and individuals of the American Indian, Latino, African and African American cultures or other diverse populations in advising, admissions, financial aid, and/or records in a university or community college