Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Not Region Specific


University Advising


James Madison University

Date Posted:

Aug 20 2021 9:33AM

Close Date:

Sep 19 2021

Position Description

University Advising at James Madison University seeks a highly motivated individual to join an experienced, respected, and student-centered team of full-time academic advisors. In support of student academic success and engagement, University Advising team members are committed to the development of the whole student; offer expertise on curricular requirements and academic expectations; enhance student connections with the university and community; remain highly accessible and responsive to their students and multiple constituencies; actively collaborate with colleagues throughout the university and beyond; and engage in pursuits that ensure their own professional development. Within the office of the Vice Provost for Student Academic Success and Enrollment Management, this is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Faculty position in University Advising, reporting to the Associate Director of University Advising.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Advise current and prospective exploratory, undeclared students; undergraduates considering different academic options; students in transition between majors; and special student populations to include, for example, international and discontinued students.
• Provide general academic advising support for students and families seeking assistance and guidance through the University Advising e-mail, phone calls, and other outreach. • Advise assigned student caseload, monitor academic progress, communicate regularly with advisees, ensure access and responsiveness, and connect with campus resources and opportunities to foster sense of community and enrich student experience. • Help students formulate meaningful and appropriate academic plans based on their interests and goals, providing guidance on the General Education curriculum, degree requirements, and academic opportunities.
• Contribute to campus-wide initiatives and priorities, committees, orientation processes, and recruitment events.
• Serve as advising resource for faculty and administrators, building and maintaining effective partnerships with academic departments and offices across campus.
• Contribute actively to University Advising team and campus academic advising network through regular meetings, information sharing, and professional development opportunities.
• Utilize campus-wide advising technology and maintain electronic student records and accurate data.
• Collaborate on efforts to ensure updated online and print advising resources for students and colleagues.
• May teach courses such as UNST 102 as needed and based on interest and qualifications.
• Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

To apply, go to or visit and reference posting F1674. Review of applications begins 9/17/2021. Salary is Commensurate with Experience.

Institution Information

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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Required Qualifications

Qualifications Required
• Master’s degree.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, access, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

• Academic advising experience working directly with undergraduates.
• Exceptional work ethic.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate meaningfully with undergraduates.
• Strong attention to detail combined with appreciation for the big picture.
• Willingness to work independently, collaboratively, and under supervision.
• Excellent oral and written communication, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Familiarity with national trends and best practices in academic advising profession and higher education.
• Ability to multitask and navigate integrated student information systems in a dynamic environment.
• Experience with learning, interpreting, and articulating complex academic requirements, policies, and procedures.