Job Positions

Exploratory Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4


University Advising Center


University of South Carolina

Date Posted:

Aug 3 2021 3:00PM

Close Date:

Sept 12 2021

Position Description

The University Advising Center’s Exploratory Advisor provides prescriptive academic advising to students in transition, particularly those changing or declaring their major, to facilitate intentional academic decision-making.


Exploratory Advisors have a working knowledge of all college curricula (i.e. 140+ majors and concentrations), major-change policies and procedures for all 11 academic colleges/schools) and must communicate regularly with campus partners. In addition, this position must maintain an average advising schedule of 30 hours per week, participate in on-going training, conduct various outreach efforts, and regularly assess the effectiveness of Exploratory Advising programs. The position requires strong critical thinking, memorization, attention to detail, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently while developing strong collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and student affairs and academic affairs units. The individual must be able to exercise excellent professional judgment and discretion, making decisions on a regular basis that impact student welfare and the institution.

Application Process

Please visit to apply for this position.

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 the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Additional Information

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this position, please email Sarah Jerald at


Required Qualifications

Masters degree and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s degree and one year of advising experience is preferred.