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Academic Advisor II

Categories: Southeast Region 4


First Year Progression


University of South Florida

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Position Description

The First Year Progression Coordinator is responsible for reviewing data on first time in college (FTIC) cohorts, coordinating and conducting focused academic advising and student support services to help FTIC students persist in their program of study, and providing outreach to students designated as at risk or who have not registered for subsequent semesters. Throughout the registration period, the Coordinator reports weekly regarding the status of cohort students. The Coordinator serves as a case manager in USFSP's early alert system for freshman and sophomore students. Special emphasis is placed on underrepresented, first-generation, and other populations particularly at risk of not completing a degree. The Coordinator is also responsible for understanding and interpreting the university and USF system policies and procedures affecting students' academic success. This is a time-limited one year term position.


  • Outreach to FTIC: Use reports, early alert system data, degree audits, and Banner data to coordinate outreach to first time in college students in need of assistance to support retention and academic progression. Track efforts and outcomes for this population.


  • Outreach to Continuing Students: Use reports, degree audits, predictive analytics, and Banner data to coordinate outreach to continuing students who do not enroll for upcoming semesters. Track efforts and outcomes for this population.


  • First Year Student Support:: Work with freshman advisors and Compass coordinators to orchestrate effective early intervention, reinforce successful behaviors, and serve as a liaison regarding issues affecting freshmen's success.


  • Serve as the case manager for freshman and sophomore students in the Archivum early alert system.


  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with the Office of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, and other faculty and staff to support advisement, academic progress review, and implementation of innovative retention programs and services. Serve on committees critical to retention initiatives.

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Institution Information

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more. 

Additional Information

$40,000 - $45,000

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Required Qualifications

  • 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

  • Master's degree with experience in successful persistence initiatives in a college or university setting; experience working within a state university system; experience working with Banner, Oasis, Civitas, or similar student record and data analytics programs; experience with collection and interpretation of data; experience with interactive processes that encourage student persistence and degree completion; demonstrated ability to organize and handle multiple projects simultaneously; strong computer, written, and verbal communications skills; strong interpersonal skills.