Job Positions

Academic Coordinator/Advisor 2

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Animal Sciences


Washington State University, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)

Date Posted:

Feb 3 2023 12:54PM

Close Date:

April 3, 2023

Position Description

Positions assigned to this class are responsible for leading or mentoring others and/or performing professional and/or advanced-level professional duties involved in academic advisement or related activities for prospective and current students within a specified academic department, school, or college or equivalent unit of a college. Advisor 2 is expected to possess extensive knowledge about academic programs, policies, procedures, and student support services. The majority of the responsibilities will include duties such as, but are not limited to performing advanced-level advising for students, with limited supervision, in the areas of academic planning, interpretation of department, school, college and university requirements, degree requirements, career exploration and other matters, and provide assistance in developing unit policies procedures and methodologies. Positions may collaborate and assist with university policies and procedures; develop and/or oversee the development of and participate in student workshops, professional development/training/mentoring, and student recruitment activities. May coordinate processes including certification, transfer credit evaluation, student success programs, etc. May lead, supervise, or provide guidance to paraprofessional, technical, and support staff.


The Academic Coordinator is responsible for advising, and support of undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences degrees in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). The individual will support recruitment, retention and be aware of while implementing efforts relating to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This person will assist students with selection of courses, degree planning and monitoring of progress. This position will advise, counsel, and assist students in preparing for post baccalaureate education, internships and career planning. The Academic Coordinator will serve as the primary contact and liaison for the Department in academic programming efforts of CAHNRS and for campus wide activities such as Alive, Preview, Registrar, and Admissions.

Application Process

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. View the HRS Benefits website for details on competitive benefits available.

Additional Information

Position is located in Pullman, Washington.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521


Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years academic advising or related 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 academic advising experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Positions who will lead or supervisor will require one or more years of full-time experience leading or directing the work of others. Additional Requirements • Accreditations: continuous Level 2 Certification through WSU ACADA • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel, work weekends, and work after regular business hours. • Must have, or able to obtain, a valid driver’s license by time of hire. • Demonstrated Experience advising undergraduate students • Demonstrated Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. • Demonstrated Ability to use MS Office Suite such as Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. • Experience interpreting and administering academic policies.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in related field • Experience providing student services in higher education institution. • Understanding of animal science, biological sciences and/or agriculture. • Knowledge of WSU student computer systems such as myWSU, OBIEE, Microsoft Bookings, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook. • Strong public speaking skills and the ability to develop and deliver engaging and informative presentations to students and stakeholders. • Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. • Demonstrated Ability to apply WSU policies and procedures as related to student records and undergraduate program requirements.