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Academic Advisor

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00290PO17
Classification Title Student Services Manager I
Internal Title Academic Advisor
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Department College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sports Management
Band 6
Advertised Minimum Salary $39,960
Advertised Salary Range $39,960 - $45,000
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Student Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Functions in the capacity as an academic advisor, providing relevant counsel and guidance to HRSM undergraduate student population. Student counsel is inclusive of: academic and career pathways, study abroad, and leadership opportunities. Initiate approval process of required confidential electronic forms, and utilize numerous advising technologies that aid in proficiency of student counsel.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience utilizing advising technologies and resources including EAB Student Success Collaborative, Self-Service Carolina (Banner), scheduling software, Degree Works, and Bulletin.


Experience in student services, USC student records, or equivalency. Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills. Extensive computer knowledge including Microsoft Word, database software, and coding systems used to collect and analyze data. Knowledge of advisement policies and procedures. Ability to provide student counseling; and ability to establish working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff and general public.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 10/02/2017
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 09/08/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree in a related field and one (1) year related experience, or a bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Discuss your experiences in the area of academic advising.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experiences using computer software and list the programs you are most familiar with.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * If you meet the minimum qualification, tell us how you qualify?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How have you dealt with difficult situations? Please give an example.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents