Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Honors Living-Learning Programs

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Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Honors Living-Learning Programs

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Honors Living-Learning Programs.

Position Details



118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States

Deans Office Honors College

Position Type

Employment Status
Full Time

Grant Funded

Pay Grade


Posting Close Date
5 Days After Posting

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include resume and cover letter with application materials.

Job Summary
The Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Honors Living-Learning Programs (AA) plays a critical role in student achievement and engagement in the Honors College. The AA promotes student success and professional development through regular, intensive advisement and student interaction. In addition, the AA coordinates and develops programming for the Honors Living Learning community, which serves as a foundational element of student engagement and support in the Honors College.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves as Honors academic adviser, meeting Honors Scholars once each semester and additionally, as needed, in order to assess progress in the Honors curriculum; monitor grades; and counsel students with regard to professional and personal development opportunities, including internships, research experiences, and national awards. Advises the dean with regard to academic standing in the Honors College.
  2. Assists in maintaining the Honors curriculum, advising the dean with regard to scheduling of classes, curriculum planning, and student needs.
  3. Coordinates and develops programming for the Honors Living-Learning Community, in collaboration with the Division of Housing and Residence Life, the Office of Student Success, and other campus entities.
  4. Promotes alumni outreach and engagement, including coordinating the alumni newsletter, planning annual Homecoming activities, and facilitating relationships between current students and alumni.
  5. Assists the College with a variety of critical functions, including recruitment, event-planning and coordination (e.g. Honors Day, GEWW activities, and the like), representing the College on university committees as appropriate, etc.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of related experience. A valid driver’s license is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Interest in student success and mentoring undergraduates
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak effectively and professionally to a variety of audiences and to present/explain information clearly
  • Ability to work independently; demonstrating strong organizational skills, attention to detail, time management
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member, flexibility in problem-solving.
  • Skill in working with diverse students to foster an inclusive community that recognizes the value of all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, or socioeconomic status.
  • Strong aptitude with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc).

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree; prior experience working with college/university students, prior experience with advisement.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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