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Academic Advisor I


Under general direction, advises students on course selection, requirements for selected areas of concentration, and post-college plans to help meet their educational needs and realize student scholastic goals.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Advises students regarding academic core and/or departmental requirements, appropriate class selection, academic policies/procedures, and campus resources.
  • Assists students with identification of long term goals and career plans. Works to position students to meet requirements for graduation while preparing them to achieve future career goals.
  • Interprets University policies, procedures, and curriculum to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Maintains student and advising records in accordance with state/federal law and university regulations.
  • Monitors student performance and resolves student issues with the implementation of academic resources and/or programs.
  • Models the core values for the National Association of for Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Academic Advisor.
  • Serves on appropriate department, college, and or campus advisor committees.
  • Responsible for reporting incidents of sexual harassment/misconduct to the university Title IX Coordinator.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility; or a bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and one year of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.


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