Job Positions

Academic Advisor/01068

Categories: North Central Region 6


Academic Affairs


Minnesota State University Mankato

Date Posted:

May 12, 2019

Close Date:

May 24, 2019


Position Description

The University Undergraduate Advising Center (UUAC) welcomes applications for the position of Academic Advisor from individuals who are passionate about helping students succeed, specifically focusing on students-in-transition. The Academic Advisor is responsible for implementing best practices in proactive academic advising to ensure student success.


The Academic Advisor will work closely with students to assess their unique needs, develop student success plans, and monitor progress toward goals. The Academic Advisor will build strong relationships with students through deliberate one-on-one meetings, intentional use of technology and strategies to empower students through appropriate referrals, accountability, and encouragement. Using a coordinated approach, the Academic Advisor will work with campus partners to explicitly identify and address student success challenges to increase student retention and completion.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website select the job title, and click the green "Apply" button at the top of the job posting page. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree

Institution Information

Information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

Additional Information

4 positions will be hired

Contact Information

Search Committee Chair Minnesota State University Mankato Phone Number: 507.389.1650TTY: 1-800-627-3529 or 711 Email Address:


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)*Minimum of two (2) years of experience in an academic, academic support, or student services role in a higher education environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field.
  • Two (2) years full-time experience in academic advising, coaching, or in the provision of support services related to academic advising (including admissions, registrar, career development, or orientation, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to students with diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, international students, etc.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills necessary for advising and coaching students through use of technology, and in one-on-one, small group and large group settings.
  • Evidence of successful experience working with a wide variety of student support services.
  • Demonstrated success providing developmental and proactive advising services to students in transition.
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire and apply knowledge of relevant academic programs, policies, procedures, and resources.
  • Demonstrated professional, student-friendly demeanor needed to build positive relationships with students and campus partners.
  • Evidence of successful experience working both collaboratively and independently to achieve goals.
  • Experience with various computer applications, web technology, student records, Microsoft Office, and other technologies used in the provision of effective academic advising services.