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Academic Advisor II

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Creative Arts & Communication


Youngstown State University

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Position Description

To provide academic advisement for undergraduate students.


  • Advises and assists current and prospective students regarding interpretation of placement assessment, ascertainment of desired career and academic goals, development of an academic plan, establishment of program requirements related to academic objectives, and course scheduling and registration.
  • Assists in the resolution of individual academic issues.
  • Advises students on academic program changes.
  • Reviews students’ academic progress toward a degree.
  • Assists students in resolving issues affecting his/her degree progress and attainment of academic and career objectives.
  • Provides appropriate referral to students for support services.
  • Reviews/discusses evaluated transcripts for applicability of transfer credit to YSU; when appropriate, initiates credit evaluation process.
  • Aids students in interpreting University and college policies and procedures.
  • Assists with student withdrawal, probation, suspension, dismissal and reinstatement procedures.
  • Maintains student files, records and data in accordance with federal, state and university regulations.
  • Stays current on applicable laws, policies and procedures (e.g. FERPA).
  • Assists in unit’s academic advising, orientation, recruiting, career service, and retention programs and activities.
  • Attends and successfully completes university-provided training and participates in appropriate external professional development activities.
  • Serves on various campus committees and/or represents the advising unit at various functions.
  • Assists in graduation audits.
  • Develops and revises informational materials and curriculum guides for students and departments.
  • Assists in the training of new academic advisors and/or advising interns.
  • Reviews applications for restricted majors; reports on and guides special populations, if applicable to the college/unit.
  • Assists in the development of data collection and analysis for assessment purposes.
  • Assists in the evaluation of Transcripts.
  • Consults with other advisors regarding interpretation of University policies.

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$37,189 - $39,000

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Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline;
  • minimum of one (1) year experience working full-time in academic advising or a related position;
  • excellent advising, communication, and public relations skills as they are required to interact continually with students, parents, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Music;
  • minimum of three (3) years’ experience working full-time in academic advising and counseling in post-secondary/ higher education,
  • preferably with music majors;
  • knowledge of university academic policies and procedures related to academic advising.