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Academic Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4


College of Arts & Sciences


Florida Atlantic University

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Position Description

Florida Atlantic University seeks an energetic, flexible, passionate candidate to be an academic advisor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. This individual must be adaptable in a fast-pasted environment and able to work as part of a dynamic team.


The Academic Advisor will provide accurate and holistic advisement to students pursuing majors or minors in the College. Assist students with decision-making, problem-solving, goal-setting/attainment strategies, and make appropriate recommendations and/or referrals. Facilitate student independence and learning via the advisement relationship and interactions. Communicate and work closely with faculty members in academic departments regarding student major/program requirements. Maintain academic files and records for students/advisees. Track student progress and assist with outreach/retention efforts. Make recommendations on application of transfer credits towards degree requirements. Participate in student audit and degree certification processes. Work with the Offices of Admissions, Registrar, University Testing, Student Financial Aid, Student Affairs, and other student-related offices on campus. Participate in recruitment and orientation activities as needed.

Application Information

For more information and to apply, and go to Apply Now (Position #991368/991698). Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

Institution Information

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specializations and one year of experience in advising, counseling, orientation, student services, or related field at a University or College level required (this may include a graduate-level internship and/or practicum).

Preferred Qualification

Specialization in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs preferred. Work experience and/or undergraduate educational background in major(s) and minor(s) within the College of Arts and Letters is highly preferred. General knowledge of College and University degree requirements preferred. Experience with student database software and degree audit software, prior use of Banner/DARS preferred. Prior experience in academic advisement in a higher education setting, particularly working with undergraduate, first-generation, non-traditional, veterans or under-prepared students preferred.