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Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Academic Advising and Planning Center


College of Charleston

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Position Description



  • Provide quality, accurate individual academic advising to 300-350 first-year, transfer, and undecided students, including special populations (academically at-risk, provisional, academic warning or probation or conditionally readmitted, Summer First students and students with physical or learning disabilities), following a developmental philosophy of advising as defined by NACADA and CAS standards and maintain appropriate records.
  • Work with students to develop an academic plan by exploring interests, discussing majors and course options, setting realistic goals and addressing academic concerns.
  • Refer advisees to other campus resources as appropriate.
  • Academic advising is defined as providing effective interpersonal guidance, information and assistance in identifying, developing, and implementing strategies supportive of individual academic and career goals.
  • The ultimate goal of this approach is the development of the individual.Instruct students through individual, small group and workshop settings on technology-driven planning tools and resources, general education requirements, institutional policies and procedures, and the connection between majors, careers and transferrable skills.
  • This results in students developing critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills that can be showcased in the classroom and beyond.
  • Engage in the College community by developing and cultivating relationships with campus partners particularly in ways strategic to the Academic Advising and Planning Center’s focus on student success.
  • Plan and implement co-curricular and collaborative programs as necessary to meet the mission of College of Charleston, including but not limited to New Student Orientation, Open House and Accepted Student Weekend.
  • Actively seek and provide professional development opportunities by identifying and participating in occasions to maintain and improve expertise in advising, teaching and specialty areas.
  • Actively participate and help execute advising assessment related initiatives.

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, résumé and advising philosophy to be considered for this position.

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Contact Information

Sherri Shannon

Employment Manager

College of Charleston Human Resources



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of professional work experience with students in academic support services or related field in higher education.

  • Master’s degree and academic advising experience preferred.

  • Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of student development at a liberal arts & sciences college.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.
  • Familiarity of widely-used software is required; experience using Banner and DegreeWorks is preferred.
  • May be required to work outside the College’s normal operating hours (8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday), during New Student Orientation and other special events.