1182 Academic Advisor II



TITLE Academic Advisor II




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, of Advising Center or Designee.


The Academic Advisor II provides more in-depth academic advising for a diverse student population. Beyond assisting students in defining academic and career goals, this position works on academic plans aligned with student interests as well as developing proactive student retention strategies.  This position actively contributes to the training and development of advising resources and participates in student success initiatives.  In addition to advanced data analysis and cross-functional collaboration, this role will be involved in recruitment efforts to attract, enroll and retain new students, offering insight for recruitment strategies and materials.  


Education: A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred. 

Experience: Minimun three years of academic advising experience is required, where knowledge of federal, state, and higher education policies and procedures has been gained. 

Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills (particularly in working with a diverse student population), organizational and management skills, problem solving skills, organizational skills and attention to detail are required.  The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Computer literacy is required, experience with database applications is preferred.

Other: The scope of the position occasionally requires work in the evenings and on weekends. The position may require travel, including overnight travel.


1. Provides more in-depth academic advising to a diverse student population and assists students in exploring and defining academic career goals.

2. Works with students on academic plans that align with their interests and aspirations.

3. Implements proactive retention strategies and collaborates with recruitment efforts to attract and enroll new students.

4. Actively contributes to the development of advising resources and materials.

5. Participates in retention focused initiatives and analyzes data for continuous improvement as well as insights for the development of recruitment materials and strategies.

6. Participates in student success initiatives and implements strategies to enhance student engagement and retention.

7. Coordinates workshops and seminars on academic success and career readiness as well as supports recruitment events and initiatives on campus.

8. Participates in student orientation and training programs to welcome and introduce students to academic resources.

9. Utilizes data to identify trends in student performance as well as to inform advising strategies and interventions.

10. Contributes to the analysis of retention metrics and recommends targeted interventions, as well as collects and analyzes data for recruitment planning

11. Collaborates with other academic advisors and university stakeholders and participates in cross-functional teams to address broader student success issues.

12. Serves as a liaison between students and faculty / administration and works collaboratively with recruitment teams while sharing insights for improvement.

13. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

14. Contributes to the overall success of the Center by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Academic Advisor II generally exercises no supervision of others.


APRIL 2024