Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Center for Advisement


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 

Date Posted:

May 8, 2019

Close Date:


Position Description

This position provides academic advising for undergraduate students in these categories: new freshmen, new undeclared transfers, continuing undeclared students, and students in academic difficulty. When needed, this position will guide the students to various campus resources that provide academic and/or psychological counseling. Manage advising caseload through accurate record-keeping. Maintain relationships with assigned academic departments. Conduct seminars to students on probation or in academic difficulty. Assist with New Student Orientation. Other duties as assigned.


Providing academic advisement to assigned caseload; counseling students on academic issues and program progress, and assisting students in identifying and overcoming academic difficulties through thoughtful educational planning. Assessing individual student needs, making appropriate referrals to other campus services and resources, as needed, and aiding students in establishing realistic and attainable academic goals. Conducting seminars to students on probation or in academic difficulty. Pre-registering incoming first-year students, presenting information sessions, and assisting students with registering during New Student Orientation. Developing and maintaining a strong communication line with academic departments and various student support divisions. Covering office advising walk-in hours.

Application Process

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Institution Information

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Requires a work background in a higher education setting working with students’ academic needs, providing advising services, and coordinating support services. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills; ability to work effectively with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels; attentiveness to detail; strong organization skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner; 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred. Experience in higher education setting working with students by providing advising services and coordinating support services preferred. Experience with Banner and Student Success Collaborative/EAB Navigate platform is preferred.