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Academic Advisor for Transfer Students - UCG

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00291PO17
Classification Title Student Services Program Coordinator II
Internal Title Academic Advisor for Transfer Students - UCG
Campus Upstate 07
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department USC Upstate Academic Affairs
Band 5
Advertised Minimum Salary $38,014
Advertised Salary Range $32,896 (10.5 months); Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Location of Vacancy Greenville, SC
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule

The normal hours of this position are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, will require working beyond normally scheduled hours during high volume periods.

Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP)
Basis 10.5 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 Research Grant (RGP)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

- Cultivates relationships with prospective and recent transfer students to assist with their transition into the USC Upstate community. Works directly with students to accomplish educational goals including initial transcript evaluation and academic advisement. Key aspects include maintenance of 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.

- Maintains accurate data for reports and informed decision-making. Keeps advising statistics, work schedule, and other reporting documents up-to-date.

- Provide monthly academic/career development programming for advisees. Teaches UNIV courses as assigned.

- Maintains knowledge of current degree programs, transfer articulation agreements, and transfer requirements. Collaborates with other campus departments as needed.

- Manage follow-up contact with prospective students or students who are in danger of unsatisfactory reports.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Masters degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 3 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience. Successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous work experience with undergraduates in an institution of higher learning is strongly preferred.


Excellent organizational, management, and office skills. Demonstrated experience working successfully in a high-traffic, high-demand environment and ability to meet deadlines in a time-manner. Information technology proficiency in database and spreadsheet software and Microsoft Office products.

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 09/30/2019
Job Open Date 09/11/2017
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 Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 3 years related experience OR a bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Other Supporting Documents
  6. List of References and Contact Information