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Undergraduate Academic Advisor I

Categories: Southeast Region 4


University Advising Center


University of South Carolina

Date Posted:

Jul 19 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Undergraduate Academic Advisor provides individual advising to approximately 300 assigned students (first-year students, transfer students, continuing caseload of students or a combination) to assist in transitioning to college, academic planning and progression, and engagement on campus


Advisors possess a working knowledge of college curriculums, university policy, and campus resources. Advisors communicate and meet regularly with students, their assigned College, and the University Advising Center. In addition, this position must maintain an average advising schedule of 30 hours per week, manage student caseloads, participate in on-going training and certification, host various outreach events, intervene with students, and regularly use available technologies to ensure accurate and effective advising. The position requires knowledge of undergraduate advising practices and student service as well as experience with technology.

This position also requires: the ability to possess thorough knowledge of University Policy and Procedures and functions; excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills; the ability to possess high level of organizational and coordination skills; the ability to maintain flexibility and professional image while providing leadership under stressful conditions, deadlines, and constant changing schedules; the ability to exercise high level of confidentiality and independent initiative and judgement; knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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

Contact Information

Please contact Sandra Varney at with questions related to this posting.


Required Qualifications

Master's degree and one year related experience or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience. A Master’s degree and one year of advising experience is preferred.