Academic Counselor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  College of Liberal Arts (10000817)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Definition of Class

The College of Liberal Arts Office of Student Services is seeking an Academic Counselor.  This position provides academic counseling through student advising,  guiding, and participation in registering students. The incumbent advises and counsels students on 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.

  1. Advises students and potential students concerning admission requirements, degree requirements, course selection, and related functions.
  2. Communicates with various offices to ensure compliance with current academic requirements and procedures.
  3. 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.


Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi