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Academic Advisor II


 Under general supervision, the Academic Advisor II assists students in course selection, understanding academic requirements, and setting long-term educational and career goals. With comprehensive knowledge of institutional policies, the role ensures students meet their educational objectives and prepares them for post-college success. The advisor may also have a hand in training and supporting new academic advisors. 

Examples of Work

  • Advises students on academic core/departmental requirements, class selection, and academic policies/procedures. 
  • Helps students define and set long-term educational and career objectives. 
  • Assists in student recruitment and admission processes. 
  • Clarifies university policies, procedures, and curriculum to various stakeholders. 
  • Keeps accurate student and advising records, observing state/federal laws and university regulations. 
  • Tracks student progress and provides necessary academic resources or programs to address issues. 
  • Organizes advising programs like peer advising, internships, or other academic initiatives. 
  • Collaborates with other campus units for appropriate referrals, e.g., Career Resource Center. 
  • Provides statistical data to college units, prepares reports analyzing enrollment statistics, and student performance. 
  • Upholds the core values of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Academic Advisor. 
  • Participates in departmental, college, or campus advisory committees as needed. 
  • Reports any instances of sexual harassment/misconduct to the university’s Title IX coordinator. 

Education and Experience

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

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.


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