Academic Advisor – Grant

April 10, 2024

Academic Advisor – Grant
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC

Academic Advisors are responsible for advising current and prospective students, promoting good advisement practices, and assisting with academic support. Academic advisors assess students’ needs, goals, interests, and prior academic experiences to guide students in designing and implementing a successful academic plan. Advisors are also responsible for promoting student success, including academic support and career exploration. This position will primarily serve majors at the College of Education, Human Performance, and Health and is assigned by the Executive Director of the Student Success Center.

• Navigate students through the major transitions of college enrollment. Provide programming for students as they enter, continue to enroll, and leave the institution. Maintains an advising load and works directly with students to accomplish educational goals. Key aspects include maintaining the integrity of academic policies while being a student advocate and fostering a culture of student responsibility and success, providing students with information about possible consequences of academic decisions, and creating plans of study. Must maintain current knowledge of degree programs. Assists students during OAR and participates in open house events, FAB Friday, and other student recruitment events. Complete plans of study.
• Assist students in the development of an educational plan including choosing a program of study and/or clarifying educational goals.
• Oversee academic advising and registration for assigned majors. Educate students about course planning and registration processes. Refer students to campus resources to meet individual needs.
• Implement targeted outreach to students with at-risk factors.
• Improve student’s career readiness through major exploration and referral to appropriate campus programs and services.
• Maintains accurate data for reports and informed decision-making. Keeps advising statistics, work schedules, and other reporting documents up-to-date. Monitor and respond to students using advising software (Starfish).
• Teach UNIV 101 (College Success Seminar).
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree required with a minimum of 1 year experience in higher education academic advising, academic support services, first-year experience programming, career counseling, or related field.

$45,133 – $52,000, Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

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The University of South Carolina is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

USC Upstate offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:

• Health and Life Insurance
• Retirement Programs
• Paid Tuition Program
• Dependent Scholarships
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Annual Leave
• Sick Leave
• 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)
• Professional Development Opportunities