Academic Advisor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 006555
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Working Title Academic Advisor
Position Designation EHRA Non-Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per Year 12
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8-5

Hours per week 40
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Academic Affairs
Department Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Work Location
Salary Range
Primary Purpose of Department

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) Advising Center serves all pre-majors and freshmen in CLAS. The primary purpose of the Center is providing academic advising using a developmental model. Using a developmental model approach, Academic Advisors in the Center work with students so that students develop the knowledge, skills and personal accountability needed to explore their academic and co-curricular options, evaluate and track their own progress toward graduation, access support and enrichment services, and understand and follow university policies and timelines. Advising services encompass a range of interactions with students from individual and small group meetings to email and social media, among others.

The Center provides support to first-generation college students and transfer students, interventions for at-risk students and referrals to appropriate support services. Advisors in the center also support the UCLAS Learning Community in several ways, including teaching Freshman Seminar Classes.

Services for the entire College include: coordinating advising for orientation of new students, coordinating the College 49er Rebound initiative, teaching the Student Success Seminar for 49er Rebound, providing General Education checks, serving as the first point of contact for advising for students transitioning to majors within and outside of the College.

Primary Purpose of Position

Provide accurate academic advising to freshmen and transfer students who have declared a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

The entry-level academic advisor is primarily an implementer of a developmental advising model that involves a tailored series of interactions and communications using advising tools and systems designed to address the specific needs of the students served by the CLAS Advising Center. This tailored, developmental approach acknowledges that individual student profiles and those of student cohorts may differ not only at the onset of the student academic experience, but throughout their academic career. The advisor must have the experience, education, and background necessary to serve the educational function of an advisor, however he or she is doing so in a context developed by the Center and in collaboration with more experienced colleagues and the Director. Specific functional areas include:

• Academic advising
• Orientation and outreach
• Targeted advising
• Instruction
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience

Candidate must have completed a Master’s degree. Candidate must have at least two years of experience involving student academic advising in a higher education setting. This experience must be after the attainment of the Master’s degree. Candidate must also be attentive to detail, possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize while multi-tasking and manage tasks in an efficient and timely manner. Excellent communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills are a must. Ability to interact effectively with advisees, staff and faculty required. A viable candidate must comprehend and abide by federal and university student confidentiality requirements. Proficient use of computers (Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook) is necessary.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

A working knowledge of BANNER and EAB is a plus. Experience teaching freshman seminar or a student success seminar is also preferred.

Necessary Certifications/Licenses
Preferred Certifications/Licenses
Special Notes to Applicants

Please electronically attach a resume or CV, cover letter and professional references. All applicants must apply through the University of North Carolina Charlotte’s online application process. Finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Open Date 12/14/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Hire Date
If time-limited please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • The Placement Exchange (TPE)
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Another Website (please list in box below)
    • Personal Referral
    • Other (please list in box below)
    • HERC Job Board
    • Local JobNetwork
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Have you earned a Master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have experience teaching a student success/freshman seminar course?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Please select the number of years of experience you have had as a professional academic advisor since the completion of your Master's degree.
    • No experience
    • Less than 2 years experience
    • 2 - 5 years experience
    • More than 5 years experience
  6. Which of these tools have you used for academic advising? Banner Self Service, Internet Native Banner, Degree Works, EAB: Student Success Collaborative, or Other (Please explain).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents