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Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


University Advising Center


University of North Carolina - Charlotte

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Position Description

The University Advising Center provides academic advising for undergraduate students in these categories: undeclared new freshmen and new transfers, continuing undeclared students, and transitional students (between majors). Assist Director in overall planning, development, and coordination of various academic advising procedures, programs, and outreach activities to enhance undeclared students’ academic experiences, with a focus on students seeking health professions (HPEX). Provide academic advising for undeclared students primarily (both new and continuing), and also students who are changing majors, or denied admission to limited access majors. The position will also serve as a resource for students/staff/faculty on the UNC Charlotte campus. The position will collaborate routinely with services on the UNC Charlotte campus relevant to undeclared students.


The essential job functions of the Academic Advisor are to assist undeclared student advisees in identifying academic strengths, and establishing appropriate plans of study based upon specific program requirements, student’s interests and abilities, and academic and career goals; to assist advisees in making the connection with appropriate college advisors, faculty, and other on-campus academic support services for students. The Academic Advisor will primarily advise students with pre-health professions interests (HPEX), and teach or co-teach a Freshman Seminar for these students each semester. This will include actively supporting the goals of Prospect for Success curriculum and programming. Candidate must have the following qualifications: attentiveness to detail; strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner; excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills; ability to interact effectively with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels; ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements; proficient use of computers and knowledge of various software programs. Prior experience with pre-health students is a plus.

Application Process

Qualified applicants must complete the online application at 

Institution Information

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.

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Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field.
  • At least 3 years experience, preferably involving extensive direct student advising/counseling in a higher education setting, and/or collaboration with staff/faculty to develop and promote services for undeclared students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with pre-health students is a plus.