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Academic Advisor IV Duties

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This is professional and supervisory work responsible for directing all aspects of academic advising. This is the fourth in a series of four classifications, and is distinguished from lower level positions in that is performed with a high degree of autonomy under general supervision of the Associate Dean. Work includes development of new programs and the dissemination of information regarding a variety of degree requirements and general University regulations. It performs needed assessments, evaluates and analyzes unit's effectiveness; develops recommendations initiates appropriate action to ensure implementation.


Recruits, trains, and supervises a large staff or professional non-faculty lower division advisors and other office support staff members;

Communicates essential academic registration information to advisors and students;

Approves or denies exceptions to established registration policies;

Communicates with representatives of professional schools and/or programs that have pre-professional degree options;

Represents school or college on related university communities and at all academic orientation sessions.


Completion of a Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and two years appropriate experience; OR ten years of progressively responsible experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.


Thorough knowledge of the University's rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to a specific degree program;

Thorough knowledge of course offerings and requirements of a specific area of academic study;

Effective problem solving and interpersonal communication skills;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;

Knowledge and competence in computer skills;

Ability to interpret policies and procedures and effectively communicate these to students and faculty;

Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of other employees;

Knowledge of national developments in the field of academic advising;

Skill in public speaking and effective writing;

Ability to apply original and creative thinking to develop and improve methods and procedures.



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