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Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


College of Education


University of South Carolina

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Position Description

During advisement periods, meet with assigned students and provide advisement on course work and all progression requirements.


Throughout the year, provide advisement and assistance to assigned advisees when needed. Assist assigned advisees with registration, financial aid, fees, and other university processes when appropriate. Assist with undergraduate orientation program and other student events pertaining to assigned programs as needed. Meet with students interested in changing their major to education from other majors on campus to provide information about the program and to advise regarding the process of changing majors.

Serve as main contact person for recruitment events and activities, including attending events. Coordinate prospective student/family visits with faculty. Respond to prospective student inquiries. Work with college leadership team assisting in the planning and implementation of recruitment activities for the College of Education. Some travel may be required.

Work closely with program coordinator and other designated program faculty in assigned programs to ensure accurate communication of information to students and to facilitate the review of course substitution requests, program academic petitions, and other similar student requests.

Monitor assigned advisees as they progress through program. Complete formal progression and graduation checks at appropriate times of the year. Notify students and program faculty of eligibility.

Contribute to overall unit goals by completing additional duties as assigned or required.

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Institution Information

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

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Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Student Services or related field, or bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience.
  • Ability to understand and clearly communicate to others the assigned degree and program progression requirements. Ability to successfully communicate information in one-on-one situations, group settings, and through electronic communications. Ability to work with various office and University information systems. Excellent interpersonal.

Preferred Qualification

  • Prefer at least 2 years successful academic advising experience, knowledge of USC undergraduate academic polices, knowledge and experience with web-based degree audit system, knowledge and ability to use spreadsheet software, successful experience managing student records in an electronic environment.