Advisor – College of Liberal Arts
Dean Liberal Arts
$42,114 – $51,870; commensurate with experience
Job Summary/Basic Function
Advisors in the College of Liberal Arts will work with students and faculty in all liberal arts disciplines. The College of Liberal Arts has an established advising office with high professional standards and a reputation for excellence. Our advisors are student centered, clear communicators, team players, advocates for the Liberal Arts, and capable of working effectively with staff and faculty to serve the needs of our students. The college Advisors will work with the following groups of students: Traditional Students, Prescribed Students, Undeclared Students, Transfer Students and Traditional Students Meta Major as defined herein. Traditional advisors will work with students from the point of matriculation to graduation. The primary role of a traditional advisor is to provide educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students. The traditional advisor will monitor student progression and intervene as necessary to ensure students stay on track for graduation. The traditional advisor is responsible for the retention of the students assigned to them and will have regular contact with the students to ensure they are aware of available interventions that could help the student succeed. This position will be responsible for maintaining accurate student records using internal student tracking software to support the retention strategies and evaluate student progress and satisfaction. The advisor will perform other related tasks and special projects as assigned. Note: a flexible work schedule is required to accommodate student requests for advising after traditional work hours.
Master’s degree (a Liberal Arts discipline is preferred). Note: A Bachelor’s degree (Liberal Arts discipline preferred) plus three (3) years of directly related experience may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
Required Related Experience
No experience required with a Master’s degree
Desirable Related Experience
College-level academic advising experience of Music majors and/or Bachelors or Master’s degree in Music preferred. Two (2) years progressively responsible experience working with college students or young adults in an advising or career services counseling area in a college or university setting desired.
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter & Resume Required
MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
- Vacation and Sick Leave
- 13 paid University holidays
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Retirement plans
- Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
- Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Application Review Date: September 2, 2022