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Categories: Mid South Region 3


Launchpad Student Success Center


Tennessee Tech University

Date Posted:

Aug 17 2022 5:03PM

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Position Description

Student Success Advisor provides guidance and support for first-year and undecided/undeclared undergraduate students at Tennessee Tech University. As a member of the Launchpad Student Success Center team, this Student Success Advisor supports new first-year students’ enrollment and transition to campus life. 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. 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. Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Provide 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 identify campus resources for support, career goals, and identifying experiential learning opportunities and programs that promote career development and support holistic student success. Educating advisees on university and academic program policy and procedures. Maintain 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. Meet with advisees at least twice a semester. A full listing of this role's job duties is available at

Application Process

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Institution Information

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Additional Information

Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Additional hours if/when needed. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. 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.

Contact Information

Jessica Northcutt, HR Generalist,


Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling, education, 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 a related field. Knowledge of NACADA standards. Experience with Banner SIS. Working knowledge of DegreeWorks and Degree Audits. Demonstrated experience with EAB Navigate – Student Success Collaborative.