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Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


College of Education


Tennessee Technicalogical University

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Position Description



Advise students on appropriate course selection towards graduation requirements. Run degree audits for advisees and discuss progression toward graduation. Utilize technological solutions provided by the university to appropriately ascertain students’ progress and success. Counsel students on all relevant areas such as university policies and procedures, major decision-making, scholastic standards, transfer credit issues, and other appropriate areas. Assist students during the university’s freshman orientation and registration program (SOAR), as well as transfer SOAR. Maintain regular contact with advisees via multiple communication sources to develop and foster appropriate accountability for student success. Collaborate with other offices to connect students to resources needed for student success (Financial Aid, Learning Support, Career Services, etc.). Other duties as assigned by the respective academic units.

Application Process

Applicants will be required to apply online at and electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and complete contact information for three professional references at time of application. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Institution Information

Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to

Additional Information

SALARY & BENEFITS: Commensurate with education and experience; Administrative Pay Grade AD42. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in one of the following fields: Curriculum & Instruction; Educational Administration; Counseling & Psychology; Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness, or appropriate related education field. Two years of experience working with students in a higher education setting and/or five years of experience in a P-12 or counseling setting. Ability to relate professionally to diverse students, university faculty, administrators, and support staff. Ability to advise students efficiently and effectively. Ability to motivate students to be successful. Ability to accurately complete and organize advisement paperwork such as admissions requirements, substitution paperwork, transcript analyses, and other student records. Demonstrated proficiency in common business applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email, and web applications. Evidence of ability to navigate student management software, such as Banner or DegreeWorks. Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively. Flexibility to travel to state/regional/national meetings. Ability to teach Education orientation courses. A positive, “can-do” attitude. Excellent communication skills (oral & written), interpersonal skills, and computer skills. Excellent problem solving, organizational, and presentation skills. Evidence of commitment to detail and ability to complete complex projects/reports in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree from an accredited institution. Experience with Banner. Knowledge of NACADA standards.