Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Academic Advising


Ringling College of Art and Design

Date Posted:

Jan 6 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

March 6 2020

Position Description

The Academic Advisor works as part of the Advising, Records, and Registration team to advise visual arts students on course selection, degree requirements and academic policies and procedures. The Academic Advisor monitors and assesses students’ academic progress; counsels students in academic difficulty; and makes appropriate referrals. The Advisor provides counseling regarding off-campus programs including study abroad programs; maintains accurate student records; evaluates transfer credit and tracks students’ progress toward their degree.


The Academic Advisor maintains security and confidentiality of student educational records as mandated by FERPA regulations. Must have excellent oral and written skills, and the ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents and/or faculty, and build positive relationships. The Academic advisor will provide a high level of customer service, possess excellent listening skills and have the ability to refer students in need to appropriate resources. Ability to work as a team member and initiate projects independently. Successful candidate will have ability to make contributions to college-wide committees aimed at increasing student retention and success; ability to organize and prioritize work and present a professional appearance. Must have ability to work regular established hours of operation and additional hours as necessary.

Application Process

Institution Information

Since 1931, creatives from every corner of the world come to Ringling College of Art and Design to deepen, transform, and explore their passions. Our 1,600+ students are fueled by a need to create—and we deliver the tools to turn passion into profession: an award-winning faculty, cutting-edge technology, and a supportive, creative community. We offer the BFA in eleven disciplines and the BA in two. Beyond our rigorous curriculum—pairing studio and liberal arts—we excel in propelling students outside of the classroom through client projects, substantive internships, and national competitions, stopping at nothing to shape our students into tomorrow’s leaders of art and design.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Human Resources 941-359-7519


Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree
•One year of academic advising experience in higher education
•Strong technology skills, including a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office, email/internet software, and familiarity with student information systems such as Ellucian’s PowerCampus

Preferred Qualifications

•Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or a related field, and experience in a Student Service or Student Life environment. Alternative combinations of education beyond the Bachelor’s degree and experience may be evaluated for comparability
•Experience and/or interest in studio art