Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Office of Academic Advising


Campbell University

Date Posted:

Jun 14 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

August 14 2020

Position Description

The Academic Advisor will provide individual advising to undergraduate students, with direct responsibility for first and second-year students enrolled in degree programs within the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education. The advisor will be expected to provide support in students’ transition to college, exploration of academic and career goals, curricular planning and progression, and engagement to support goals. The academic advisor will serve as a central point of contact for assigned students and work intentionally and strategically with campus partners, under the supervision of the Director of Academic Advising.


Advise and manage a caseload of approximately 350 students. Meet with all required students in the caseload at least twice per semester for academic progress and planning; available to meet with students for additional advising as needed. Understand and provide accurate information regarding academic policy and procedures, curriculum requirements, and programs of study to assist in short-term and long-term academic planning and career goal clarification. Instruct students on use of degree planning tools for personal and professional growth and goal attainment. Acquaint students with campus resources and educational opportunities, and make proper referrals when necessary. Monitor ongoing academic progress of students in the caseload and recommend, when necessary, strategies to improve. Keep accurate records of student contacts and maintain confidentiality. Serve as a liaison between Academic Advising and assigned academic departments as well as student support units. Establish and maintain collegial, respectful relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and families. Represent Academic Advising at various committees, Admissions events, and other university-related functions, including some evening and weekend events. Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times. Uphold and abide by Campbell University policies and procedures, including, but not limited to; Title IX and FERPA guidelines. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Campbell University maintains a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Accordingly, the University is committed to administering all educational and employment activities without discrimination as to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: hiring; upgrading; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

Additional Information

The mission of Campbell University is to graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service. The University is informed and inspired by its Baptist heritage and three basic theological and biblical presuppositions: learning is appointed and conserved by God as essential to the fulfillment of human destiny; in Christ all things consist and find ultimate unity; and the Kingdom of God in this world is rooted and grounded in Christian community. The University embraces the conviction that there is no conflict between the life of faith and the life of inquiry.

Contact Information

Betsy Dunn-Williams, Director of Academic Advising


Required Qualifications


Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, or related field and 1 year related experience; or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience (will consider experience gained through graduate work). Demonstrated commitment to the educational development of students. Comprehensive computer skills and experience, with the ability to quickly learn technology platforms for student success, including Colleague, Student Planning, and Starfish. Experience advising students in natural sciences and/or pre-health profession programs strongly desired. Experience in a higher education or non-profit sector also desired.

Preferred Qualifications

Job knowledge
- demonstrated working knowledge of student development theory and skill necessary to effectively perform position duties.

Student-centered advising skills
- ability to create a positive and productive advising interactions through demonstration of skills such as listening, flexibility, patience, receptivity, and responsiveness; ability to effectively assess students’ needs, goals, and concerns and provide appropriate response. Interpersonal skills
- ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and respectfully with colleagues, supervisors, students, and families, among other populations; strong oral and written communication skills. Ethical advising practices
- ability to exercise high level of confidentiality, independent initiative, and ethical judgement congruent with university and professional ideals.

Organizational skills
- ability to maintain records and have ready access to resources necessary for successful completion of position duties.

Technological skills
- appropriate for performance of job duties, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint, and knowledge regarding social media, and other digital communication platforms.
This position demands accuracy, honesty, integrity and the ability to work within the Christian mission of Campbell University.