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Advising Coordinator

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Arts and Sciences Advising Services


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted:

Jan 4 2022 3:39PM

Close Date:

Feb 4 2022

Position Description

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is looking for vibrant, dynamic individuals interested in working in a team environment dedicated to student success. The mission of Arts and Sciences Advising Services is to guide our diverse undergraduate population in developing and implementing sound educational plans that are consistent with their values and their academic and career goals. Our purpose is to encourage students to become self-directed learners and decision-makers. Finally, our efforts support the University of Tennessee’s broader mission, specifically by encouraging student persistence towards graduation. This is an exempt, 12-month, full time, non-tenure track staff position that provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of UT’s advising community. The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling over 28,000 students, the campus is located within the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values seeking knowledge, leading with innovation and integrity, advancing diversity and inclusion, engaging locally and globally and embracing the responsible stewardship of resources. Our advising model focuses on providing undergraduates with consistent and holistic advising throughout their undergraduate experience and on integrating career and academic advising with experience learning. The Position: The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate programs and advising services for undergraduate students in the School of Art within the College of Arts & Sciences. This person will be responsible for advising students showing an interest in majoring or minoring in programs offered within the School of Art.


The Coordinator will:
• Foster students' intellectual and personal development toward academic success.
• Interpret and advise students on policies and procedures of the University and College of Arts and Sciences. • Conduct academic probation, pre-health, and pre-teaching academic advising appointments.
• Work with students to petition courses for the prerequisite sections of the major as well as serve as a contact person for members of the University community who have questions regarding curricular changes.
• Support the faculty mentors within the School of Art by offering additional consultation with School of Art majors and acting as a resource for them.
• Coordinate programmatic initiatives for School of Art majors centered on welcoming new majors, explaining concentration differences, career development, and overall personal development.
• Provide support and direction to an additional fine arts advisor.
• Provide on-going training and support for Art instructors and faculty in their work with undergraduate students. advisors in their role of advising Art majors. This position is also a member of the Arts & Sciences Advising Services staff, serving as a liaison for the School of Art and the College with new students and transfer students through orientation advising sessions. The coordinator position exists to provide comprehensive and integrated academic advising to undergraduate students throughout the School of Art and to promote academic advising as an essential tool for academic success and a critical component of the educational experience.
The coordinator will support students as they transition at various points throughout their academic careers at UT which include:
• self-exploration that focuses on strengths, interests, and values,
• major and career exploration,
• identification of co-curricular, career, and experience learning, and leadership opportunities to support both academic and professional development, and
• selection of major and development of an academic plan that aligns with strengths, aspirations, and abilities

Application Process

All applicants must submit an online application at this link - Please submit resume and cover letter.

Institution Information

Additional Information

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the (OED). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the OED office.Office of Equity and Diversity

Contact Information

Applications should be submitted online


Required Qualifications

• Master's degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, or other related field.
• Minimum of three years’ experience in advising or a related field at the college or university level at the time of start date.
• Excellent oral communication and writing skills.
• The ability to relate effectively to students, faculty, support staff, alumni, and parents.
• Knowledge of student development theory.
• Knowledge of various approaches to academic advising.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate change.
• Administrative and organizational skills with the ability to handle simultaneous projects.
• Ability to utilize technology that supports both students and professional practice (MS Word, Excel, Student Information Systems, Degree Audits, Internet/online resources and support.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in supervision or mentoring of staff.
• Knowledge of arts and sciences or liberal arts curriculum.