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Major Change Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


University Advising Center


University of South Carolina

Date Posted:

Mar 1 2018 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description

The University Advising Center’s Major Change Advisor provides developmental academic advising to students in transition, particularly those changing or declaring their major, to facilitate intentional academic decision-making. Major Change Advisors have a working knowledge of all college curricula and must communicate regularly with campus partners. In addition, this position must maintain an average advising schedule of 30 hours per week, participate in on-going training, host various outreach efforts, and regularly assess the effectiveness of programs. The position requires strong critical thinking, memorization, attention to detail, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently while developing strong collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and student affairs and academic affairs units. The individual must be able to exercise excellent professional judgment and discretion, making decisions on a regular basis that impact student welfare and the institution.


  • Provide Major Change Advising to undergraduate students.
  • Learn curriculum and program requirements for all majors/minors/focus options at USC-Columbia including academic regulations and university policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of every student interaction, including in-person, phone, and online visits.
  • Assist students with learning major and course requirements and developing academic plans.

Application Process

Interested applicants should apply online by visiting

Institution Information

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. EEO Statement: The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Additional Information

To learn more about Major Change Advising and the University Advising Center at the University of South Carolina, visit our website at

Contact Information

For questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Jerald at


Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Student Services and 1 year related advising experience.