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Academic Program Specialist

Categories: Southeast Region 4




Florida State University

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Position Description



  • Provides academic advising services for undergraduate students. Advises students on course selection for English majors, independent studies, and specific career paths. Processes drop/add, fee waivers, mapping, and graduate checks and approvals for The College of Arts and Sciences. Maintains student files.
  • Works with Chair and faculty to build course schedule master. Collects surveys to schedule type of class, times, instructor, room availability, and equipment.
  • Conducts student orientation/Preview and prepares informational packets. Conducts outreach programs at local community colleges to provide university information to potential students.
  • Serves as student academic advocate and departmental liaison for students, faculty, Dean of Students, and Office of Undergraduate Studies, etc.
  • Assists academic committees within the English Department in developing and implementing policies and procedures. Serves as a resource by providing student information (student interest, demands, and courses with low student enrollment) to the committee. Other duties as required.

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Low to mid $30's, commensurate with education and experience.

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years' relevant experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.


  • Prior student advising, counseling, customer service experience, or experience working one-on-one with people in a professional setting.

  • Computer skills to include experience with Microsoft Office and web-based applications.

  • Ability to interpret and explain policies to students, parents, faculty and staff.

  • Ability to extract complex academic information from various sources and maintain confidentiality.

  • Must have the unique ability to deal with people in a calm, confident manner and with complete objectivity. Attention to detail and the highest standard of integrity are imperative. Will have access to student data which are covered under the Family Educational Rights and privacy Act. Position requires a high level of discretion and knowledge of legal issues in relation to confidentiality of data

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience working as an academic advisor and with academic resources.
  • Experience training and supervising employees.