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Academic Advisor II

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Biosystems Engineering


Auburn University

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Position Description

The individual in this position will serve as the primary advisor for undergraduate students in the department of Biosystems Engineering. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Lead student advising efforts in the department and ensure that faculty members are current on advising policies and procedures; assign faculty mentors to students; submit and monitor course substitution paperwork and similar forms; assist students with quesitons regarding topics such as transfer credits, transient status, dual enrollment, GAP policies, academic warning/academic suspension, scheduling and course conflict, pre-requisite errors, Degree Works, and academic-grievance issues; maintain and update curriculum options for the BSEN program; perform departmental degree audits for assigned undergraduate students within 30 hours of graduating; ensure Degree Works is accurate; maintain list of students on academic warning status and notify faculty mentors of said status; promote college and university resources available to students including academic tutoring, counseling, financial aid, and accessibility support; promote and support departmental activities and student recruitment and retention activities by representing the department at events such as SOS, Camp War Eagle, TALONS, Inside Ag Hill, tours/informational events, and Tiger Friday Recruitment sessions; coordinate and participate in BSEN recruiting efforts including student visits, program inquiries and communications, and off-campus recruiting events; conduct presentation on department programs to various entities both on campus and off-campus; assist faculty and students with internships, Co-Op, special problems, directed research, and study-abroad opportunities for undergraduate programs; manage documentation and related forms for engineering accreditation; assist with various program/curriculum activities to include maintaining long-range teaching schedule and loading classes into Banner; coordinate with ASABE student chapter, Alpha Epsilon, and other student organizations about relevant department and student activities; assist in maintaining and updating departmental clientele/alumni database; develop effective linkages with key clientele groups such as K-12 teachers and counselors, industry personnel, and community colleges; manage marketing activities by coordinating communication plans and reviews on websites and brochures; develop promotional materials for programs and activities; maintain departmental social media (Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) accounts; maintain updated promotional material on departmental monitors; develop and maintain a departmental newsletter; and perform other duties as assigned.



Application Information

Institution Information


Additional Information

$35,000 - $58,400

Contact Information

Dr. Oladiran Fasina at


Required Qualifications

  • Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; three (3) years of experience in advising in higher education, and in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of advising policies, practices, and procedures at the post- secondary level.
  • Employer will consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience.
  • Excellent communication, planning, organizational, and analytical skills are also required.
  • Applicants should have in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of advising policies, practices, and procedures at the post- secondary level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's degree; familiarity with and understanding of curriculum of STEM majors; experience handling student records and analyzing student academic progress; experience with Banner Student Information system, DegreeWorks, and Student Success Collaborative Campus platforms.