Job Positions

Academic Services Advisor / Pos# 1582

Categories: Mid South Region 3


College of Arts and Sciences Admin


University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)

Date Posted:

Aug 6 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

Brief Summary of Work for this Position The Academic Services Advisor will support the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) by providing academic advising services to students transferring into CAS or between CAS majors, the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) major, advising training and support, and reinstatement. The Academic Services Advisor will work with inclusive excellence in mind in the service of diverse student populations. Duties performed include but are not limited to:

  • Advise and register students for the new Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) major.
  • Mentor Reinstatement students on academic contracts, educate them about resources, and monitor their academic progress.
  • Advise students in the Seahawk Success Program who wish to return to the University to complete their degrees. Confer with departments to determine best options and resources for student’s return and completion of their degree.

Application Process

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date of August 26, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered. Position details and full applicant instructions can be found

Institution Information

Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant As the academic core of UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences engages students in a transformational education through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas that celebrates all forms of diversity. By fostering critical thinking, creativity, and adaptability through the integration of transdisciplinary research, applied learning and community engagement, the College prepares individuals for meaningful and ethical civic engagement in a globalized society; provides a strong foundation in knowledge and skills necessary to flourish in our professional and personal endeavors; and creates and disseminates knowledge and expression in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to enrich the world and address the concerns of our community and beyond. The Office of the Associate Dean for Student Success, Policy and Undergraduate Scholarship serves 26 academic departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is committed to inclusive excellence and the equitable access of all student populations to high-impact practices and a transformative educational experience. The office supports curriculum development, implementation and training in faculty academic advising, all areas of student policy, such as academic eligibility, students on academic contract, requests for withdrawals for extenuating circumstances (WE’s), substitutions and waivers of major requirements, requests for Internships, and Directed Individual Studies opportunities. The office oversees the reinstatement process as well as advising for the Interdisciplinary Studies Major as part of the Seahawk Success Program.

The office also coordinates all transfer advising in the College of Arts and Sciences during transfer orientations. The office functions as the primary source of contact for departments in areas of student questions from exam policy to potential grade appeals. University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System. EEO Statement The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Contact Information

CAS Dean's office


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Counseling or academic field within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Experience working with students at the university level, preferably in a role as an advisor or mentor.
  • Organizational skills, programming experience, strong attention to detail and public speaking skills are also required.
  • Experience in higher education with recruitment and advising students; a demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently with minimal guidance
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working across the disciplinary areas of the Arts, Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences
  • Familiarity with academic advising platforms, e.g., Starfish Knowledge of high-impact practices (HIPs) and applied learning modalities