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Academic Advisor II


Under general direction, advises students on course selection, requirements for selected areas of concentration, and post-college plans to help meet educational needs and realize student scholastic goals. This position typically demonstrates proficient and comprehensive knowledge of defined skills areas and applications. Develops and oversees advising functions, applies specialized knowledge, and may assist in the training of new Academic advisors and support staff.

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.
  • Assists college administrators in the recruitment and admissions of students.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates advising programs such as peer advising, career placement, internships, or other college program.
  • Collaborates with other campus units such as the Career Resource Center and Registrar’s office on campus referrals when appropriate.
  • Provides information and statistical analysis to college and university units such as enrollment statistics and student achievement. Analyzes data and prepares reports as appropriate.
  • Models the core values for the National 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 and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and 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.