Academic and Student Success Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Academic and Student Success Advisor

1485-YN – Academic Coordinator/Advisor 2

Business Title:
Academic and Student Success Advisor

Additional Titles:


Employee Type:
Admin. Professional

Job Family:
Administrative Professional – OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Office of Student Services in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) is an energetic and highly fast-paced environment where we rely heavily on current technologies to meet the demands of the Doctor of Pharmacy students and our stakeholders.

The Academic and Student Success advisor serves as a member of the advising team, providing quality advising to undergraduate and professional students from The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The advisor will provide career, academic, and success advising that fulfills the professional student curriculum and ACPE standards. This position will also collaborate with the Director of Student Services and the Assistant Director of Student Services to develop policies and procedures for undergraduate student programming.

This position may require occasional travel to local, regional, and national locations for student services training and support.

Essential Duties:

  • Advising – 55%
  • Programmatic and Administrative Support – 35%
  • Leadership – 5%
  • Other – 5%

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of full-time academic advising experience in a college or university or related experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional academic advising experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Positions who will lead or supervisor will require one or more years of full-time experience leading or directing the work of others.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience providing academic and career advising, success coaching, and/or case management in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated computer software skills, including the ability to use office software, such as databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain professional, courteous, and interact effectively with diverse populations in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and independently.
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel, work weekends, and work after regular business hours.
  • Experience in program development.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize job tasks effectively and multitasks to meet deadlines.
  • Position requires an unrestricted driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology and software applications.
  • Working knowledge of learning styles, as well as academic success, career development and retention strategies.
  • Experience using student records databases/programs for higher education institutions.
  • Strong public speaking skills and the ability to develop and deliver engaging and informative presentations to students and stakeholders.
  • Previous work experience at an institution of higher education.
  • Previous work experience with a Doctor of Pharmacy or Health Sciences related program.
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with Washington State University academic rules and regulations.

Additional Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department Name: Student Services

City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA

Department Link:

Monthly Salary: $4,062 – $5,075/month; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

FTE: 100%

This is a Permanent position.
Screening Begin Date: August 3, 2022, open until filled

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

1. Resume

2. Cover letter

Time Type:
Full time

Position Term:
12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.


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