1156 Academic Advisor-Program Coordinator, History


TITLE Academic Advisor-Program Coordinator, History





MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Humanities and Public Affairs


The Academic Advisor-Program Coordinator, History advises students in the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in History and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History programs, including transfer advising and formulating individual plans of study for post-baccalaureate students seeking teacher certification. The Academic Advisor-Program Coordinator, History participates in advising-related events, such as SOAR and the annual Major’s Fair, maintains advising-related materials, and helps the Department Head with recruiting. The Academic Advisor-Program Coordinator, History works with the Social Studies Coordinator and the Department Head to collect assessment data and evaluate student eligibility for History 418 and student teaching. The Academic Advisor-Program Coordinator, History coordinates History Day with the History department and local high schools, coordinates internship placements, and helps to create and maintain contacts with local agencies and historical societies.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience: Experience in academic advising is required. Experience working in a secondary education setting is required. Experience with local historical societies or agencies is preferred.

Skills: Must obtain Missouri State University certification as a Master Advisor within one year of appointment and maintain Master Advisor certification while employed in this position. Knowledge of state requirements for teacher certification is required. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, in particular, the ability to work with faculty and students, is required. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Computer literacy is required; knowledge of University computer systems is preferred. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


1. Provides appropriate and accurate academic advising for both B.S.Ed. and the History BA programs.

2. Provides an accurate transfer evaluation of previous coursework completed by post-baccalaureate students in the teacher certification program and helps to create individual plans of study for those students.

3. Works with the Social Studies Coordinator to ensure student eligibility for History 418 and student teaching.

4. Represents the department at assigned advising and recruiting events, ensuring that prospective students receive accurate information about the History department’s programs.

5. Collects and maintains assessment data for the B.S.Ed. and History BA programs.

6. Assists the Department Head in locating appropriate internship placements for students by maintaining a database of possible placements and serving as a liaison with relevant local organizations.

7. Represents the department on assigned committees.

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

9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development training, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

10. Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Academic Advisor-Program Coordinator, History is supervised by the Department Head of History.


MAY 2012


Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 1 - 500 Points: Knowledge of principles, processes, methods, and procedures associated with a limited range of healthcare, technical, scientific, administrative support, communications, or social science program objectives or common problems. Knowledge permits the employee to complete routine medical and healthcare procedures, common administrative support tasks, operate basic equipment and instruments, carry out a variety of interrelated tasks and recurring assignments, assist individuals, answer common questions, and/or elicit information from a variety of sources. Professional knowledge, skill, and technical mastery at this level are typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience beyond a high school diploma.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.