Job Positions

Academic Coordinator/Advisor 1/R998

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Business


Washington State University

Date Posted:

Apr 26 2021 11:06AM

Close Date:

May 16 2021

Position Description

Positions assigned to this class are primarily responsible for performing duties involved in academic advisement, academic counseling, or closely related activities for prospective and current students within a specified academic department, school, or college or equivalent unit of a college. The majority of the responsibilities will include duties such as, but are not limited to academic counseling or advising students, analyzing applications for certification; assessing academic level; responding to academic inquiries; academic advising including developing individual academic plans; educating students in the areas of academic planning, interpretation of department, school, college, and university requirements, degree requirements, career exploration, and other related matters; counseling non-students about possible admission to university programs; providing academic planning advice for prospective transfer students. Positions may participate in coordinating student advising workshops, arranging for campus visits, recruitment activities, and assist in developing unit procedures/methodologies.


The Academic & Student Success Advisor provides quality advising to undergraduate students from all majors within the Carson College of Business. Working collaboratively in the Academic & Student Success team, Advisors support and educate students through group and individual advising. Advisors provide advising and education to help students navigate the higher education environment, set academic goals for certification and degree completion, plan for co-curricular experiences that supports their career goals (i.e. study abroad, internships, leadership), and learn academic success strategies and skill development. Duties include but are not limited to: advising undergraduate students year-round; motivating students to set and achieve educational and career goals; conducting workshops and presentations; providing programming that promote academic success skill development; monitoring students’ academic progress; develop and coordinating student success programs

Application Process

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
1) resume and
2) cover letter.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by May 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Institution Information

WSU is Washington's land-grant university with campuses located in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. Additionally, research centers are located throughout the state, extension offices are located in every county in Washington, and online degree programs are offered worldwide. WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research that serves the state, nation, and world. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and accountability, continual enhancement of research and educational endeavors are at the core of WSU's strategic priorities. See here for additional information about WSU's statewide locations.

Additional Information

Contact Information
Department Contact: Sheena Kerr


Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of full-time academic advising experience at a college or university or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Requirements: Experience with academic/career advising, and experience applying academic rules and regulations. Demonstrated computer software skills, including the ability to use office software, such as databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and Outlook. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to remain professional, courteous, and interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability work collaborative in a team environment. Ability and willingness to occasionally travel, work weekends, and work after regular business hours.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in related field. Working knowledge of learning styles, freshman year experience, retention strategies, and academic success strategies. Understanding and belief in developmental academic advising. Strong public speaking skills and the ability to develop and deliver engaging and informative presentations to students and parents. Experience advising, counseling, teaching at the post-secondary level. Experience using student records databases/programs for higher education institutions.