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Academic Advisor I


Under general supervision, the Academic Advisor I aids students in course choices, requirements for specific study areas, and plans after college. The role ensures students meet educational needs and assists in achieving their academic goals.

Examples of Work

  • Provides guidance to students about academic core and/or departmental needs, appropriate class choice, academic rules, and campus resources.
  • Helps students define long-term goals and career plans, ensuring they’re on track for graduation and future career aspirations.
  • Explains University rules, processes, and curriculum to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Keeps student and advising records, respecting laws and university rules.
  • Monitors student progress and handles student concerns by suggesting academic resources or programs.
  • Represents the key values of the National Association for Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Academic Advisor.
  • Takes part in relevant department, college, and campus advisor committees.
  • Reports cases of sexual harassment/misconduct to the university Title IX Coordinator.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in education, counseling, or academic field related to the college OR Bachelor’s degree in similar fields with one year of relevant experience

Licensure and Certification



The role doesn’t usually involve supervisory duties.


To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.