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Student Success Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Forestry, and Wildlife Sciences


University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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Position Description

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) is looking for vibrant, dynamic individuals interested in working in a team environment dedicated to student success in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. The Student Success Advisor (Senior Advisor II) will provide comprehensive academic advising and support holistic student success for undergraduate students pursuing or interested in the Forestry, and Wildlife and Fisheries Science majors or minors. The position will promote academic advising as an essential tool for academic success and as a critical component of the educational experience.


Advising responsibilities include, though are not limited to, advising first year and transfer students with course selection to meet academic requirements and their career goals, identifying experiential learning opportunities and programs that promote career development, and support holistic student success. This person will be the primary coordinator for services related to new student and transfer orientation advising sessions, student success programming, and assist with on-campus recruitment activities for potential students. The position will foster students' intellectual and personal development towards academic success, major selection and academic plan development that aligns with strengths and aspirations, and advise students on policies and procedures of the University, CASNR, and the Department. The Student Success Advisor will be a critical team member of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Dean's office and the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. 

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Institution Information

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has an enrollment of more than 27,000 students and is located near the Smoky Mountains with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration. As a land-grant university guided by its VolVision 2020 strategic plan, it is committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values seeking knowledge, leading with innovation and integrity, advancing diversity and inclusion, engaging locally and globally and embracing the responsible stewardship of resources. A critical component of the VolVision 2020 strategic plan is the transformation of academic advising to a model that focuses on providing undergraduates with consistent and holistic advising throughout their undergraduate experience and on integrating career and academic advising with experience learning. This University-wide commitment to advising has resulted in the addition of a number of academic advisor positions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville' 

Additional Information

The Institute of Agriculture houses the Land Grant component of the university and consists of AgResearch, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Extension, and College of Veterinary Medicine. The Department's mission is to advance the science and sustainable management of natural resources to promote their health, utilization, and appreciation in Tennessee, the region and beyond through programs in teaching, research and extension. Encouraging undergraduate participation in research, creative achievement and real-world experience is a departmental goal.

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Required Qualifications

  • Education: Master's Degree
  • Experience: Two or more years of professional experience working in an advising capacity within a college or university

Preferred Qualification

  • Education: Master's in Education, Higher Education, College Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Student Development, Counseling, or related area
  • Experience: Thorough working knowledge of academic advising practices and student development theory, passion for the outdoors, significant advising experience in higher education, some teaching experience in higher education, working knowledge of student information systems such as DARS, BANNER, GradesFirst or related software, some familiarity/experience in life skills and academic coaching, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in conducting assessments and implementing improvements, experience in developing and creating student retention strategies, experience in working in a team oriented environment, experience in working and collaborating with faculty and campus partners.