Academic Advisor
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

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An academic advisor advises students concerning their academic plans and progress, academic schedule, choice of major, and other academic activities and career goals, to assist the student in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to graduation. This position entails advising undergraduate Communication Sciences & Disorders majors, and reports to the Department Chair; it is a professional, non-instructional advising position. This position requires considerable contact with students through individual interviews, email, and telephone contact. Advisors are expected to possess extensive knowledge about academic programs, policies, procedures, career opportunities, graduate program opportunities, and student support services. This advisor must be able to interpret student needs and provide individualized service to undergraduate students, faculty, and administration. Advisors must possess outstanding human relations and communication skills. This position will assist with the development and implementation of retention programs and represent department and College at specific recruiting and committee functions. Other duties include maintaining advising records and utilizing USF information systems to support delivery of advising services.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):
This position requires a Master's degree in Education, Counseling or academic field directly related to the Advisor's specific responsibilities; or a Bachelor's degree in those same fields with a minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in advising or related academic functions within higher education. Work experience may not be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement for this position.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):
Direct State University System experience; Banner experience; Min. 3 years experience in advising or related higher education academic function; strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Special Skills/Licenses/Training/Certifications Necessary:
Position Number:
00016895

Posting Number:
0009114

Application Deadline Date:
02-05-2013

Advertisement Date:
01-28-2013

Additional Information for Applicants:
Applicants must provide cover letter, resume, and three references when applying for this position. Original college transcripts will be required at time of hiring. Minorities are encouraged to apply.Occasional evening and weekend participation at recruiting events will be expected.

This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Application Posting Date:
01-29-2013

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