Student Advisor Job Description

Student Advisor Job Description

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Student advisor provides strategic guidance and serve as Functional Lead for the ISSM enterprise software system and related interface with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and Banner;.

Student Advisor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Interfaces with Department of Homeland Security including Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), along with various units of Department of State and work with other DSO/ARO to ensure consistent protocol regarding policies and procedures
Assist with student check in and check out according to Residential Life procedures
Event programming and management
Counsels or advises prospective students and families on admissions, financial aid, housing and academic requirements
Maintains and compiles statistical data
Assess student needs for the primary care longitudinal student track and primary care exposure
Interface with faculty to exchange and update information or to enlist support for programs
Promote and publicize student programs
Coordinate programs’ services or special events to address student needs
Develop and maintain program evaluation and student clinical data base and/or other records for reporting purposes

Student Advisor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Student Advisor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CEPS, ESL, SEVP, J-1, NAFSA, CESL, CESL/CEPS, F-1, VA

Education for Student Advisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the student advisor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Education, Counseling, Business, Graduate, Communication, Teaching, Management, Guidance, Technology, University College

Skills for Student Advisor

Desired skills for student advisor include:

Advising and counseling techniques
SEVIS procedures and processes
Word processing and spreadsheet applications
Foreign languages
Student advising concepts
Ellucian ISSM
Practices and procedures with the ability to use in varied situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
Procedures
SEVIS
ARO at an academic institution

Desired experience for student advisor includes:

Responsible for the student and faculty website updates, primary care website maintenance, and clinic correspondence
Work with community preceptors and their staff to coordinate student clinic sites
Perform program-related community outreach and publicity
Work with directors in the development and/or writing of funding proposals
Responsible for grant/business account activities including budget reports, expense reconciliation, reimbursements and other account related matters specific to the primary care community medicine program
Preparing course plans, advising records, 3rd and 5th semester audits as required by the Provost

Student Advisor Examples

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Student Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of student advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for student advisor
  • Planning and the execution of all freshman orientation programs on-campus and off-campus for summer
  • Provide logistical support and program execution for all orientation programs including international programs
  • Travel will be required for international events in Asia
  • Travel will be required for domestic events as needed
  • Handle logistics of Winter Orientation in conjunction with other Student Programs Advisor II in the office
  • Coordinate communication with campus partners, academic units, faculty and academic speakers for all events
  • Coordinate and execute the selection and hiring of our Graduate Assistant students
  • Supervise the training and daily duties of our Graduate Assistant Students
  • Coordinate and execute the selection and hiring of our Orientation Coordinator Staff
  • Supervise the training and daily duties of our Orientation Coordinators
Qualifications for student advisor
  • Coordinate and execute the selection and hiring of our Orientation Advisor Staff
  • Supervise the training and daily duties of our Orientation Advisors
  • Assist with organizing all workshops and events, including room reservations, parking reservations, catering orders, liaising with the event staff
  • Coordinates with the Law School’s Events Office on all major annual events throughout the year including our Orientation, Commencement Reception, Networking Mixer, Dean’s Townhall meetings, and provides recommendations as to any new events to consider
  • Admissions Support – admissions inquiries, admissions visits, telephone inquiries, file review, postcards to prospective students, law school tours, preparation of materials for admissions and welcome packets
  • Assists in promoting and publicizing programs
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Student Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of student advisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for student advisor
  • Online Program Support – provides support with all of our online programs including admissions, student services, advising, marketing/recruitment
  • Supports our Student Programs Advisor with the coordination of our JD/LLM Partnership Program, G&IP Student Awards and Commencement Speaker, and G&IP SBA Reps and Social Chairs
  • Provides leadership, guidance and supervision to student workers, and/or graduate assistants
  • Tracks budget(s)
  • Conducts student evaluation surveys throughout the year to assess and evaluate each aspect of our programs’ strengths and weaknesses and student satisfaction
  • Serve as core advisor to student-athletes from approximately 9 varsity sports
  • Develop content for communication and social media efforts
  • Remain knowledgeable on the law student experience
  • Encourage student participation in career and other related Dornsife events/ services
  • Gathers financial data and assisting in budget development
Qualifications for student advisor
  • Experience working with an online student organizations management system
  • Familiarity with Colleague (training will be provided)
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel (domestically and internationally), work some evenings or weekends
  • Manage and support academic services and retention efforts of the school through advisement related activities for undergraduate students
  • Manage scheduling and enrollment of all general ENGR designated classes within the School
  • Evaluate student problems, academic, administrative or personal and refer student to appropriate student services offices for additional support
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Student Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of student advisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for student advisor
  • Collaborate with other areas within the Viterbi School and the University in developing academic support workshops and programs to meet the needs of current undergraduates
  • Gather data and prepare reports assessing program activities and results
  • Provide interface between international students and Washington state or U
  • Keep accurate records of all student interactions, by inputting all activity into the database management system in a timely and accurate manner
  • Manage contract renewals, funding expiration notices, tuition awards, health and dental awards, workspace assignments, laptop checkout, direct deposit forms, travel expenditures and end of semester reports
  • Advising students on routine registration matters (add/drop/time conflicts, hold overrides, ), including requests for additional units and other special circumstances
  • Works with students to resolve academic problems and identify interventions and strategies
  • Works regularly with faculty on at-risk advising, appeals
  • Meet with students to develop personalized student success plans or intervention plans based on their unique circumstances and track progress towards their academic and personal goals
  • Collect, evaluate and record all information pertaining to student cases that come in through the REACH system, referrals from other University departments
Qualifications for student advisor
  • Bachelor's Degree and at least two to three years of experience advising international students at a college or university regarding F-1 and J-1 matters
  • Technically astute and learning agile
  • 4 yr degree in related field preferred but not required
  • 2-3 years of experience in education field preferred but not required
  • Ability to advise and guide adult students in academic and life-skill matters
  • Available flexible hours and some Saturdays
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Student Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a student advisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for student advisor
  • Communicate and collaborate with other University departments to expedite resolution of problems
  • Provide referrals to other support services within the University or to community agencies when appropriate
  • Track and follow up prior cases to evaluate and ensure student compliance with recommendations and adequate staff support for the student
  • Research, design, develop and implement workshops aimed at enhancing students’ academic and personal success
  • Serve on Divisional or University-wide committees as needed, including the Administrative Judicial Board for the Office of Community Standards and participate in all training programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the Center for Academic Excellence
  • Supports the new student intake process by working with admissions to answer incoming student questions, provide a thorough review of program and student costs outlining all possible options to fund their education
  • Creates and confirms an accurate financial plan by establishing timeframes to complete any application process in order to be financially prepared to start and stay in school
  • Continuously reviews student account to advise students on their financial eligibility
  • Using a high level of discretion and independent judgment, continuously evaluates the academic and financial plans throughout the student lifecycle and makes appropriate adjustments to ensure successful student outcomes
Qualifications for student advisor
  • Solid sales experience in an outbound calling environment
  • General knowledge of Higher Education and/or university admissions environment (preferable)
  • Bachelor's Degree / Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field preferred
  • Previous experience at the post-secondary level preferred
  • Ability to counsel, advise and guide adult students in academic and life-skill areas
  • Available flexible hours and some weekends to support activities and campus events
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Student Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a student advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for student advisor
  • Documents all interactions in the appropriate institutional systems
  • Analyzes student data to identify triggers indicating a need for proactive outreach to obtain a better understanding of challenges and successes
  • Coaches students to explore alternatives to overcome barriers to persistence or graduation
  • Makes appropriate resource referrals when necessary
  • Collaborates with other departments and functional areas to deliver an optimal student experience from inquiry through to graduation
  • Identifies opportunities and solutions that improve current methods and actively participates in the change of a constantly evolving organization
  • Promote student self-service tools during advising sessions and new student orientation
  • Engages students through a variety communication channels
  • Using a high level of discretion and independent judgment, analyze each student’s situation in order to develop and implement an individualized financial and academic plan that promotes student success
  • Continuously evaluate the academic and financial plans throughout the student life-cycle and make appropriate adjustments to ensure successful student outcomes
Qualifications for student advisor
  • Three plus years' experience in higher education setting and/or counseling or coaching experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of departmental/school/college courses and majors
  • Demonstrated referral and liaison skills and recognition and maintenance of confidentiality
  • Master’s Degree in higher education or a field of study that enhances the individual’s ability to assist at-risk students in an academic environment
  • At least two years of professional experience working with college students in academic advising, academic support programs, or other related fields
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, process confidential information with discretion and adhere to FERPA guidelines

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