Academic Counselor

University of Mississippi

University, MS

ID: 7236679
Posted: April 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Definition of Class
This position provides academic counseling through student advising, guiding, and participation in registering students. The incumbent advises and counsels students concerning admission requirements, degree requirements and course selection; participates in activities associated with the registration of students; monitors student academic progress, and maintains student record files.

Examples of Work Performed
Provides information to students and potential students concerning admission requirements, degree requirements, course selection, and related functions by utilizing undergraduate and graduate catalogs as well as other information.
Maintains interface with academic areas and applicable administrative offices to ensure compliance with current requirements and procedures.
Prepares operational reports and analysis setting forth progress and adverse trends.
Maintains current information concerning admission requirements as well as degree requirements in the various academic areas.
Establishes and maintains student record files and assists with class rolls, grades and permanent records.
Monitors student academic progress throughout the course of degree programs.
Aids and assists students in completing required admission forms.
Interfaces with various segments of the community to determine the need for credit and non-credit programs for recommendation.
Counsels students regarding degree program options to ensure students can make informed decisions about degree choices.
Provides recommendations related to academic scheduling and frequency of courses offered.
Verifies transfer credits for selected programs.
Assist in recruiting prospective students to increase enrollment.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

Advises students and potential students concerning admission requirements, degree requirements, course selection, and related functions.
Communicates with various offices to ensure compliance with current academic requirements and procedures.
Participates in activities associated with the monitoring academic progress, registration of students, and maintenance of student record files.
Minimum Education/Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Substitution Statement:

Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Interview Requirements:

Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.