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Academic Advisor I - College of Business (Biscayne Bay Campus)
Florida International University College of Business in North Miami, Florida
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Date Posted 07/07/2020
Graduate Business School -Admin-Student Services
Salary $44,000 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Summary

Utilizes appreciative advising and coaching techniques to provide confidential academic advising to a caseload of undergraduate students. Ensures that students receive the individual attention they need to navigate their academic programs by uses a high-tech and high-touch approach to case management. Develops and monitors academic plans to assist students with timely graduation and support the university's retention and graduation initiatives.

  • Engages in professional development opportunities to further job knowledge and skills.

  • Utilizes technology to manage a caseload of advisees to support students¿ identification of an appropriate major and their retention and on-time graduation in the identified major.

  • Responds to student messages, inquiries and requests in a timely manner (within 2 business days).

  • Provides academic advising and guidance to prospective FIU students (both on campus and at prospective student events that occur off-campus) and current students who are considering change of major.

  • Educates advisees on how to access resources and technological tools (including but not limited to career and talent development, Center for academic success, PDA, Major Maps, EAB, Handshake).

  • Educates advisees on relevant policies and procedures (e.g. Excess Credit Surcharge, NC grades, Academic Salvage/Amnesty).

  • Provides general career advising to students to help them plan for employment and/or future education and help facilitate career-readiness through appropriate referral to available resources.

  • Conducts targeted outreach campaigns to improve retention and graduation rates.

  • Acts as a student advocate, identifying potential roadblocks to success and escalating those roadblocks for resolution.

  • Works with program faculty, career professionals, and Center for Student Engagement to stay up-to-date on engagement opportunities for students and educates advisees on potential engagement opportunities and other high-impact practices available to them.

  • Completes appropriate Academic Coaching Training and utilizes techniques with special populations.

  • Adheres to all State of Florida, University, NCAA, Conference USA and department rules and policies pertaining to the position of Athletic Academic Advisor. Reports any known NCAA violations or concerns to Chief Athletic Compliance Officer. Serves as Academic Athletic Liaison and handles all advisement activities for student athletes. This includes processing mid -term and annual NCAA Progress Toward Degree forms (if questions arise related to Panther Degree Audit).

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in an academic discipline.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in Higher Education setting and/or academic advising is required.

  • Experience in both academic advising and an appropriate academic discipline. Either the academic advisor will have a master's degree in higher education, student development, student learning, career development, counseling, or a related field and experience in the academic discipline; OR the academic advisor will have a master's degree in the academic discipline and experience working in academic advising in a higher education setting.

Job Category


Advertised Salary


Work Schedule

Begin time: 8:00 AM

End time: 5:00 PM

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

  • This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

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