Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Academic Affairs


Radford University

Date Posted:

May 23 2022 9:00AM

Close Date:

Jun 30 2022

Position Description

The Academic Advisor will provide appropriate and effective academic advising to an assigned caseload of students as well as integrated academic advising outside of the caseload to include prospective, current, and former students within the Academic Success Center. An Academic Advisor supports student life, learning, and success through student advocacy, academic coaching, and course scheduling, customer service, campus and community referrals, student and faculty engagement, and institutional outreach. An Academic Advisor also collaborates with the Academic Success Center team, all university divisions and departments to ensure student advocacy and a sense of belonging within the university, and supports student recruitment, retention, and persistence endeavors.


The position responsibilities include assessment and evaluation of academic abilities and goals, and advising of students regarding academic programs and changes, developing academic plans and class schedules, assisting students in major, minor, and career exploration, presenting academic information to new student orientation groups (including both students and families), analyzing applications, transfer evaluations, and transcripts for advising purposes, maintaining appropriate records (including the utilization of the university’s online student engagement tool), communicating effectively with co-faculty advisors and mentors, and sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students, faculty, and staff.

Application Process

Applicant Required Documents Cover Letter/ Letter of Application Resume

Institution Information

Who we are -
Reasons why students choose Radford University -

Additional Information
Pay: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Matthew Reppert Phone - (540) 831-5511 Email -


Required Qualifications

Advanced degree and demonstrated experience in education, counseling or advising or related field or equivalent training and experience. Experience in planning and implementing programming for new students, student and faculty engagement and persistence activities, and professional development. Experience in making independent judgments, analyzing and solving problems, managing multiple tasks, working independently as a self-starter. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, customer service, and time management skills. Proficient with current office software such as Microsoft Office. Ability to work empathetically with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

Preferred Qualifications

Academic advising experience in a higher education setting. Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues. Experience participating in the delivery of in-service training to practitioners on academic advising and information procedures. Experience interpreting, applying university, state and federal policies/procedures. Previous experience/knowledge working with Banner, Starfish, and similar systems.