The Academic Advisor provides advice and counsel to undergraduate students from all majors, providing guidance as the student progresses through the academic requirements towards graduation. Through individual and group sessions, the Academic Advisor offers information regarding the Honors College and special services available at the University; makes recommendations regarding course selection, enrollment hours, and other relevant topics; and informs students regarding specific requirements that need to be completed prior to graduation. Additionally, the position participates in special events, orientations, and other activities; and develops and implements programs on topics relevant to Honors College students.
Advises students of all majors. Conducts individual interviews with students to analyze progress toward completion of academic requirements at the University. Informs advisees regarding specific requirements to complete prior to becoming eligible for graduation. Makes recommendations based on student's professional goals, interests, and previous academic performance, including course selection, enrollment hours, etc. Provides information regarding special services at the University such as career advisement, psychological counseling, and tutorial assistance according to assessment of student's specific needs. Develops and produces advising materials for students.
Participates in special events, orientations, and other activities to provide information and advice regarding the Honors College. Develops and implements programs on topics relevant to Honors College students.
Serves as a point of contact for the Honors College. Collaborates with national associations where appropriate. Communicates rules, procedures, and requirements of the Honors College and University in response to questions from current and potential students.
Collaborates with other staff to collect and interpret data on in-coming students and current students; participates in planning retention programs. Serves on committees and workgroups as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Counseling or academic field directly related to the Advisor's specific responsibilities with a minimum of one year of experience in advising or related academic functions within higher education. Work experience may not be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement for this position.
Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, or related field. Prior experience in Advising at USF, and/or experience with advising undergraduate engineering majors. Prior experience working with high-achieving students.