Job Positions

Director of Advising

Categories: South Central Region 7


South Carolina Honors College


University of South Carolina

Date Posted:

Jan 21 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a Director of Advising. We are seeking outstanding applicants with experience and passion in academic advising, strong supervisory experience, and administrative and organizational skills to oversee training, coordination and assessment of advising and orientation in the South Carolina Honors College. This position will supervise a group of Honors Advisors and serve as a liaison between the Honors College, academic college advisors, the Office of New Student Orientation and the University Advising Center. From our diverse and highly regarded faculty to our top tier students, everyone here is invested in learning, in and out of the classroom, which is why we’re ranked consistently as one of the top honors colleges in the country. Our people are what set the South Carolina Honors College apart. The incumbent will be responsible for academic advising of approximately 50 students each semester (or more when advisor positions are vacant), which involves assessing students’ curricular needs and opportunities and placing them in appropriate honors classes. The Honors College Academic Advisors possess a working knowledge of college curricula, university policy, and campus resources. Using this knowledge, Academic Advisors guide students toward a rich collegiate experience that may include research, study abroad, service learning, and/or internships culminating in graduation and post-graduation success, using available technologies to ensure accurate and effective advising.


Duties include: Supervising, training and evaluating professional staff who serve as Honors College advisors. Coordinating summer Freshman Orientation, advising and registration and preparing presentation, materials, and handouts, selecting, training and supervising of Honors Orientation Student Leaders. Using available technologies to ensure accurate and effective advising and assuming advising caseloads of others during position vacancies or in times of expanded enrollment. Managing Honors advisement and serving as liaison to University Advising Center and University Academic Colleges for Honors Advisor access to and training on advising software and tools. Tracking and monitoring honors progression requirements for all SCHC students and serving as liaison to Honors Advisors who identify students deemed atrisk for honors progression. Assessment of metrics on the success/impact of Honors Advising, in addition to regularly sharing data with staff and stakeholders.

Application Process

Please add your resume and cover letter to this application, along with a list of references including contact phone numbers and email addresses. The cover letter and resume will reviewed, but are not accepted in place of a complete employment history on the application, including job duties and experience. Applicants selected for an in person interview will be required to provide copies of their undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts prior to the interview.

Institution Information

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and

Additional Information


Contact Information

Dr. Kay Banks


Required Qualifications

Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 4 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience directly supervising full-time staff positions, previous advising experience, and experience working with high ability students are preferred.