Academic Advisor I – 007134

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
Position Number: 007134

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an
accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama.

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover
letter outlining their interest and specific qualifications along with a comprehensive resume.


Master’s degree preferred.

Job Description Summary

The University of South
Alabama’s department of Academic Advising and Transfer Services is seeking to hire an Academic Advisor I. Interested candidates should apply
to be considered.

Essential Functions

Provides first-year academic advising to majors and pre-majors; advises
students on departmental, collegiate, and University policies and procedures; advises students on programs of study and the development of
appropriate academic plans; monitors student progress; explains and manages transient course selection as appropriate; prepares letters of
recommendation and letters of support for student appeals; maintains records of advising sessions; approves course selections each semester;
approves four/five year degree plans; assists student in identifying traits related to career exploration and development; informs students
of opportunities to enrich their academic experience, facilitate their academic and personal development and support their educational
success; identifies and assists struggling or at-risk students and refers students to appropriate University department; utilizes various
systems including, Degree Works, Student Success Collaborative, and Banner to perform advising functions; interacts with students and
parents at various events, including New Student Orientation; serves as a resource to prospective students and parents; provides
alternatives to students with issues relating to their major; conducts group and individual sessions; interacts by phone, letter, or in
person with faculty, staff, and students; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required;
related duties as required.