Job Positions

Student Success Professional: Academic Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Student Solutions Center


Florida Southern College

Date Posted:

Apr 26 2022 8:15AM

Close Date:

Jun 26 2022

Position Description

The student success professional serves as a primary resource for students in the area of academic advising. The role is responsible for assisting assigned students in the development of academic schedules appropriate for their stated educational goals, guiding pre-majors in the selection of academic majors, and directing students to resources within the college that provide assistance in making career/academic major choices, as appropriate.


Provides an essential student service of academic advisement by being knowledgeable of academic policies and procedures unique to the college that facilitate the advisement process and assist assigned students in the development of academic schedules appropriate for the stated educational goals of students, guiding students in decision-making and learning how to accept responsibility for their decisions, assisting all students (not just advisees) seeking academic information, assisting pre-majors in the selection of academic majors, and directing students to resources within the college that provide assistance in making career and academic major choices. Maintains a caseload of assigned participants for individual advising and personal development activities by conducting needs assessments of participants and coordinating the development and implementation of action and educational plans for each participant, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on assigned participants’ academic progress, intervening with appropriate support services when necessary, and referring to appropriate on- and off-campus support services as needed. Teach classes as determined by the Dean. Facilitate new student orientation. Work with students who have been referred for services such as tutoring, study skills, and time management assistance. Contact non-registered students during each registration period to provide needed assistance. Provide assistance to student disability services office. Provide supplemental advising and registration help to current students. Promote campus support programs and co-curricular involvement opportunities. Make referrals to other points of service such as counseling, career center, student development, and disability services. Work collaboratively with the business and financial aid office to help students understand financial information and options. Work with special populations such as exploratory, first-year, and second-year students in conjunction with other departments. Teach selected and academic improvement sessions. Contributes to the success of the student success office by performing all other duties as needed to drive the vision, fulfill the mission, and abide by the values of the College.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked at #8 among the “Best Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and is included in The Princeton Review’s 2022 Best 387 Colleges guide and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022.” The 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction guidebook praises Florida Southern’s AACSB accredited Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise alongside the College’s School of Education and its Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Poets&Quants, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, and The Princeton Review further laud the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and the Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences as foremost programs in the nation for business and nursing education. Home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, FSC has appeared on The Princeton Review’s top 20 “Most Beautiful Campus” national listing for 12 consecutive years. Connect with Florida Southern College.

Additional Information

The College's health and wellness plans along with generous paid time-off benefits are in addition to rewarding employee benefits such as the tuition grant and 403(b) plan. The employee tuition grant is a remarkable benefit that covers the cost of 100% of the College's tuition for dependent children of faculty and staff who have been employed with the college fulltime for one year. Employees can also take advantage of the benefit for themselves. The Defined Contribution Retirement Plan is a 403(b) plan in which the college automatically contributes 7% of the eligible employee's earnings into a retirement fund whether the employee chooses to participate or not. The account has a comprehensive investment portfolio and allows the employee to control their investment choices. At 6 years of service, the employer contribution amount is elevated to 10%. Employees can choose to participate through pre-tax payroll deductions when ready! Florida Southern College is committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring, campus life, and intellectual engagement and welcomes applications from all interested candidates. The college actively seeks a wide variety of candidates and enthusiastically looks to diversify our workforce. Florida Southern College has a strong commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity. The college recruits, hires, trains, transfers, promotes and compensates individuals and makes all personnel decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law.

Contact Information

Shari Szabo, Dean of Student Success


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required1-2 years college advising experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills (particularly in working with a diverse student population), and organizational skills are required. Computer literacy, including Word processing, Excel spreadsheets and database management are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.