Academic Advisor

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position
provides academic advising to students, assists in the coordination, development and implementation of advising and counseling workshops and
programs, and supports retention initiatives. Incumbent frequently exercises discretion and independent judgment in developing and
implementing advising and counseling programs and materials, and conducting workshops and presentations.

Examples of Work

  • Plans, develops and implements advising and counseling workshops and materials.
  • Conducts workshops and
    presentations and engages in professional development opportunities related to advising.
  • Establishes and maintains records, and
    produces detailed reports concerning the individuals that have been advised, their needs, and their progress.
  • Serves as a resource
    for faculty and staff in matters related to academic services. Acts as liaison between students faculty, and professional
  • Advises students without declared majors about curricular information, course scheduling, major selection, degree
    requirements, alternative courses of study, and other support centers on campus.
  • Coordinates and hosts recruiting events for current
    and prospective students.
  • Meets with students who are returning from academic suspension or dismissal, on probations, and others to
    discuss methods of increasing the likelihood of their success.
  • Conducts sessions in time management, study skills, and other
    methods that will ensure success.
  • Refers students to other centers on campus, such as the Counseling Center and Career Services,
    when necessary.
  • Establishes contact with advisees; maintains student records; directs the work of student employees; leads
    presentations and workshops; serves as a resource for faculty and staff in matters related to academic support services,
  • Maintains current information about admission requirements for undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Teaches one course
    per semester.
  • Supports all University retention initiatives
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the
following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Plans, develops and implements
    advising and counseling workshops and programs.
  2. Advises students on their academic curricula and makes suggestions based on
    one-on-one interaction with the student.
  3. Provides students with information and support related to preparation for undergraduate and
    graduate programs.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s Degree from an accredited
four-year college or university.

One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Must possess a valid State of Mississippi driver’s license within first thirty (30) days of

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges,
click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website.
This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental
budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment
practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding
equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon
race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age,
disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of
Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for
employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving
history check.

Facility: Ctr for Student Success & First Year Exp (10000996)

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