Student Advisor Job Description


A student advisor provides guidance or counseling to students regarding choosing academic or career goals. They are responsible for developing and implementing educational and counseling plans and give attention to cultural differences faced by students. The professional needs to be qualified and they serve as facilitators assisting students in developing their social and mental capacity. The job duties of a student advisor include planning equal opportunity practices and encourage student association, conducting counseling sessions for students to assist their concern, assess students attributes and help them release their strength, evaluate the progress of each student, identify behavioral problems and act aptly, coordinate with parents and teachers, and complete assessment and tests.

Student Advisor Job Titles:

  • Student Advisor
  • Student Advisor (Part-Time)
  • Academic Advisor
  • Admission Advisor
  • Career Service Advisor
  • Students Affairs Advisor

Student Advisor Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who has a degree or postgraduation in the counseling field. The person needs to be energetically providing comprehensive advising for students and prospective students’ department programs and opportunities. The job duties and responsibilities include providing academic advising for A state online students in both graduate and undergraduate degrees, providing comprehensive advertisement services to online students, provide degree plans and course recommendation to assist online students in completing their degrees in a most efficient way possible, answer to students queries through phone and email, assist in any walk-ins that may occur, other duties assigned. The candidate should possess technical skills to develop and use automated communication plans with prospects.

Student Advisor Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Handle and support admission, financial plannings, and academics
  • Follow up with students from their first course through graduation
  • Provide outstanding service and assistance to all current, prospective and former students
  • Ensure zero error rate in data gathering and entry
  • Quality check all work and perform duty promptly
  • Meet all deadlines and goals
  • Maintain database in an organized error-free manner
  • Meet or exceed metrics for retention of the assigned student population
  • Meet or exceed daily minimum talk time with students
  • Track student progress and attendance daily
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Need to assist admission committee
  • Support in-person student life event like graduation
  • Be subject matter resource to other department representing units
  • Contribute developing and analyzing review process of offerings, policies, and programs
  • Manage wellness program

Student Advisor Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in education or counseling
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar field
  • Effectively communicate to internal and external audiences, client groups and management
  • Advanced analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced customer service skill
  • Relevant computer system and technology
  • Punctual, and reliable
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization skill and time management
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude
  • Motivational and communication skill
  • Understanding the financial transaction
  • Adhere to strict ethical standards
  • Manage stress and remain flexible in a changing fast-paced environment
  • Be knowledgeable regarding the practice of advising and marketing

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