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Coordinator of Advising, Recruitment and Retention

Categories: Southeast Region 4


School of Applied Sciences


University of Mississippi

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Position Description

This position coordinates academic counseling, recruitment, retention and support services, and implements assigned programs and projects for the Dean’s office. Duties include providing academic counseling services, tracking and assesing academic progress, and developing and coordinating special events, and facilitating professional development programs for faculty. The incumbent exercises discretion and independent judgment. Position reports to the Assistant to the Dean.


  • Organizes and implements the advising schedules for students.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the academic operations and success of students.

  • Advises students on their academic curricula course scheduling, degree requirements, and makes suggestions based on one-on-one interactions with students.

  • Refers students to other centers on campus such as the Counseling Center, Student Disability Services, and Career Services, when necessary.

  • Meets with students who are returning from academic suspension or dismissal, on probations, and others to discuss methods of increasing the likelihood of their success.

  • Establishes and maintains records, and produces detailed reports concerning the individuals that have been advised, their needs, and their progress.

  • Coordinates and hosts recruiting events for current and prospective students to increase awareness and enrollment.

  • Develops and coordinates special events and sponsored professional development programs for faculty members.

  • Collaborates with various agencies to promote special events and professional development programs.

  • Creates and submits reports reflecting training presented and participating individuals.

  • Stays abreast of current admission requirements and serves as a resource for faculty and staff in matters related to academic services, and serves as a liaison between students, faculty, and other academic counselors.

  • Monitors expenses related to special events and programs, and secures necessary equipment and supplies.

  • Serve as technical support to and essential backup of the departmental advisors.

  • Audits records of potential graduating seniors and advises students of final requirements.

  • Certifies the records of graduates and honor students to the Office of the Registrar.

  • Monitors student records and makes recommendations as it relates to courses, transfer credits, and graduation requirements.

  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

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Institution Information

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Two years experience related to the above described duties.

Preferred Qualifications