The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate programs and advising services for undergraduate students in Social Science majors within the College of Arts & Sciences. This person will provide support and direction for up to three advisors who work with students majoring in Social Science fields, providing advisors with support and coordinating staff meetings
As the advisor for students in the Social Sciences, this person is responsible for supporting faculty mentors by offering additional consultation and being a resource for them. In addition, this position coordinates programmatic initiatives centered on welcoming new majors, explaining concentration differences, career development, and overall personal development. This person is also a member of the Arts and Sciences Advising Services staff, serving as a liaison for the Social Sciences 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, and to promote academic advising as an essential tool for academic success and a critical component of the educational experience. This person 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, 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. The coordinator also fosters students’ intellectual and personal development toward academic success, interprets and advises students on policies and procedures of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences, and conducts academic probation, pre-law, pre-health, and pre-teaching advising appointments.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references prior to January 28, 2022.
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 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.
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. Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate change. Ability to utilize technology that supports both students and professional practice (MS Word, Excel, Student Information Systems, Degree Audits, Internet/ online resources and support. Administrative and organizational skills with the ability to handle simultaneous projects. 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. Understanding of college curriculum.
Educational background in Social Sciences or related field
Experience in supervision or mentoring of staff
Knowledge of arts and sciences curriculum
Knowledge of UT policies and procedures Knowledge of UT resources and support for students