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Academic Advisor II

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Art and Art History


University of South Florida

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Position Description

This position has the primary responsibility for the immediate and long term academic advising as well as recruitment and tracking for the School of Art & Art History students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The School currently enrolls 135 Studio Art Majors, 144 Bachelors of Fine Arts Majors, 40 Art History Majors, 26 Masters of Fine Arts Majors and 11 Masters of Art History Majors. Areas of study in each studio art program include Video, Animation, Digital Arts, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture and Extended Media. The School also offers undergraduate certificates in Visualization and Design, Electrical Engineering, Digital Design and The Arts, Art History and Business & Art. 


  • Regularly provides advising for students within The College of The Arts with a primary focus in the School of Art & Art History undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Creates and adjusts students’ program plan and tracks students’ progress each semester using Student Academic Advising system and updates Degree Works. Provides on a semester basis an up to date summary report of each student’s progress. Alerts students to scholarship, internship and employment opportunities. Assists in connecting students with various services and offices on campus including such areas as: tutoring, counseling center, financial aid, registrar, and others.
  • Recruits for the College of The Arts with a primary focus in the School of Art & Art History undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Conducts regularly scheduled information sessions and participates in orientations at the College level. Responds to inquiries from prospective students and families for undergraduate and graduate programs in studio art and art history.
  • Uses Banner system to permit student courses. Verifies which courses will be accepted towards satisfying program requirements. Certifies completion of certificate programs.
  • Attends meeting with other academic advisors about policies/procedures the students must follow to complete the program. Works with staff, faculty, and administration in the School of Art & Art History, other areas of the College and University Offices and services to facilitate the needs of students.
  • Provides the School of Art & Art History Director with information regarding student issues and concerns about the program and student services. Prepares appropriate semester and annual reports concerning recruitment and retention activities and maintains accurate student files.

The current performance goals for this position include: active planning and participation in strategies and actions for recruitment and retention of CoTA majors (i.e. recruitment fairs, University recruitment/retention initiatives, High School and Community College visits, etc); assisting with developing and implementing initiative to help maximize enrollments; and maintaining student success as a primary objective with a goal to increase graduation rate within the credit hour maximum as established by the individual student’s degree program(s).

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Institution Information

The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Additional Information

$40,000 - $45,000

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Required Qualifications

  • This position requires a Master's degree in Education, Counseling or academic field directly related to the Advisor's specific responsibilities; or a Bachelor's degree in those same fields with a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in advising or related academic functions within higher education. Work experience may not be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement for this position. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education, Counseling or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s specific responsibilities with one year of advising or related academic functions within higher education. Experience working in OASIS/Banner, BDMS, Degree works, Archivum, and Civitas