Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: South Central Region 7


S&T Advising Center


Missouri University of Science & Technology

Date Posted:

Jun 29 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

July 8, 2020

Position Description

Job ID33810
Location: Rolla, MO
Full Time, benefit eligible
Salary: $40,000 - $44,000 per year


Job Responsibilities
Guides students in developing and accomplishing educational plans
Advises students about scholastic programs and academic progress
Provides information to students regarding university resources to enhance academic success and problem-solving Performs routine tasks as assigned using existing procedures
Coordinates (e.g., compiles, verifies, prepares) materials, information, programs as assigned
Advises and provides support to current and prospective students in various subject areas
Performs standard assignments and responsibilities and makes recommendations for improvement/efficiency, resourcing, etc., as necessary
Uses existing procedures to solve standard problems
Assists in the development and implementation of programs/projects according to plan and/or with guidance
Has limited impact on own work team
Exchanges straightforward information, asks questions and checks for understanding
Develops working relationships with functional teams
Advise freshmen and transfer students on a variety of academic issues such as course planning and selection, degree programs, selection, degree programs, selection of a major field of study, course schedules, scholastic probations, scholastic deficiency and all college/department policies and procedures as necessary.
Initiate and maintain contact with students regarding academic progress
Maintain/update student files
Assist students with non-academic problem solving, provide general campus information and refer students to appropriate campus resources (financial aid, counseling services, learning center, international affairs, student health services and career planning and placement center)
Develop and present training for faculty advisors.
Assist faculty by providing information regarding college policies and academic rules.
Assist with department program assessment data analysis and reports.
Plan and coordinate programs to orient new students to all aspects of campus life.
Conduct individual and/or group advising sessions with students
Compose written documents (references, verification letters, catalog updates, response to students inquiries, etc.) as needed.
Collect and analyze data relative to advising and student academic progress.
Write and distribute advising bulletin to all S&T Advising Center Engineering and Computer Science students each semester as well as advising information updates to all Advising Center advisors.
Critical to this position will be developing, maintain and update tools and strategies to streamline the advising process including web-based instruments (i.e. S&T connect, Joe’ss and Schedule Planner) and curriculum advising flowsheets.
Assist with PRO advising days registering students Assist in analyzing and processing requests for S&T Advising Center re-admission.
Determine transfer credits, other miscellaneous, manage the department’s co-op program and advise student on co-op reports.
Assist with recruiting events and activities, student orientations, and other such events and functions and prepare related handouts and visual presentations.
Assist in other duties as assigned by the department director

Application Process

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Institution Information
We are Missouri University of Science and Technology - Missouri S&T for short - and we’ve been at the top of the research and innovation game for a long time. Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi, we’ve been building on our heritage of discovery, creativity and innovation to equip and inspire today’s students to meet tomorrow’s great global challenges.

Additional Information

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials. Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment. Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Contact Information

Tyrone Davidson Co-director, S&T Advising Center Phone: (573) 341-4738


Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

 Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 3 years in higher education, academic office, advising, student development or closely related experience is preferred.
Preference for person with a science/engineering background or experience advising science/engineering undergraduate students.