Job Positions


Categories: Mid South Region 3


Advisement & Retention Services


Tennessee Tech University

Date Posted:

Jun 25 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

July 10, 2020

Position Description

Student Success Advisor provides guidance and support for the college’s undergraduate students at Tennessee Tech University. As a member of the college’s advising team, this position provides comprehensive academic advising and supports holistic student success by consistently monitoring and communicating with their assigned advisees regarding academic, student life, and career development resources and programs, tutoring, and connecting with their major of interest or academic program/college. Additionally, this position will be involved in directed recruitment and retention projects that benefit the College of Fine Arts enrollment goals. The position will foster students’ intellectual and personal development towards academic success, major selection, and academic plan development that aligns with strengths aspirations, and advise students on university policy and procedures.


Provides academic advisement and student success coaching to assigned students on appropriate course selection towards their degree, academic exploration and program requirements, assessing non-academic needs and identifies campus resources for support, career goals, and identifies experiential learning opportunities and programs that promote career development and support holistic student success. Educates advisees on university and academic program policies and procedures. Maintains constant and consistent communication with advisees via email, text, phone, and in-person meetings to develop and foster trust, support, and accountability for their academic and personal success. Represents the College in recruiting events both on campus and off campus to assist in prospective major and non-major recruiting. Develops and implements orientation and registration activities for new transfer students advised within the college’s Student Success Center. Reviews transcripts from students who have changed their majors or transferred in from another institution. Assists with University reporting on academic advising and other student success indicators. Documents advisee appointments and communications, identifying at-risk students to conduct early intervention and support, and monitor and provide on-going support to students on academic standing. Collaborates with other offices to connect students to resources that facilitate student success and connectedness within their program of study.

Application Process

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and complete contact information for three professional references at time of application. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Institution Information

Tennessee Tech University produces practical, ready-to-work graduates from a broad range of academic disciplines prepared to compete in a technologically driven world. Here, students have the freedom to discover and pursue their passions, knowing there is a supportive community behind them. Developing their passions into hundreds of student clubs and organizations, Tech students make an impact on campus, in the community and around the world. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, Tech offers degrees from eight academic schools and colleges: Agriculture and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing. Tennessee Tech is located in Cookeville, TN.

Additional Information

Additional hours if/when needed.Salary will be commensurate with education and experience; Administrative Pay Grade AD42. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. To apply and for more information, please visit

Contact Information

Dr. Colin Hill, Asst. Professor - School of Music


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling, education, the arts, or appropriate related field. Three years of experience working with students in a higher education setting or other educational setting. Ability to relate professionally to diverse students, university faculty, administrators, and support staff. Demonstrated proficiency in common business applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email, and web applications. Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively. Excellent communication skills (oral & written), interpersonal skills, and computer skills. Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and presentation skills. Evidence of commitment to detail and ability to complete complex projects/reports in a timely manner.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in art or music. Knowledge of NACADA standards. Experience with advising college students / students preparing to enter college. Proven knowledge and experience of advising students within arts or music. Experience with Banner SIS. Working knowledge of DegreeWorks and Degree Audits. Demonstrated experience with EAB Navigate – Student Success Collaborative.