Job Positions

First Year Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


The Freshman College


Claflin University

Date Posted:


Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description




The Academic Student Support Coordinator reports to the Director of Freshman College. The Academic Student Coordinator of the Freshman Year Experience works in conjunction with the Director, Freshman Year Experience Coordinating committee, and others across campus to facilitate efforts aimed at increasing the retention and success rates of first year students. The coordinator monitors the academic progress of first year students and provides individualized intervention strategies for academically low performing students; provides academic and career counseling to first year students; assists with advising and registering undeclared majors and declared majors who have not attained departmental requirements; coordinates tutorial program and other evidence-based academic retention strategies; and assists in the planning and execution of Early Registration Days and New Student Orientation Week activities. Serves as co-facilitator of UNIV 101 and 102 classes and performs any other duties within the scope of this position.

Application Information

Candidates must submit an application, copies of transcripts and three current letters of recommendation to: The Office of Human Resources Claflin University, 400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 E-mail: Office telephone: (803) 535-5635 Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office before the closing date. Office Number: 803-535-5635 Job Line Number: 803-535-5394 TDD Number: 1-800-735-8583 (TDD).

Institution Information

Claflin University is a comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with the United Methodist Church. A historically black University founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin is dedicated to providing a student-centered, liberal arts education grounded in cutting-edge research, experiential learning, state-of-the art technology, community service, and life-long personal and professional fulfillment.Claflin is a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff and administrators who work to cultivate practical wisdom, judgment, knowledge, skills and character needed for globally engaged citizenship and effective leadership.

Additional Information


Contact Information

The Office of Human Resources Claflin University, 400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 E-mail: Office telephone: (803) 535-5635


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university will be considered with a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with college students, preferably with first year students.
  • Candidate must possess knowledge of academic programs and general education requirements, a working knowledge of developmental needs of a diverse student population, and have the ability to use appropriate and accessible technologies for advising and work projects.
  • The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational and time management skills; excellent problem solving skills; proficiency in software programs such as Microsoft Office, Tutor Trac, Insight Advising, etc.; the ability to maintain accurate records/documentation; ability to relate positively to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community; and possess independence to work with minimal supervision required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in higher education, counseling or related student service area is highly preferred.