Montclair State University

  • Student Services Academic Advisor

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/17/2018 9:19 AM)
    # of Openings
    School of Business
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Feliciano School of Business (FSofB) Director of Academic Advising, the Student Services Academic Advisor is responsible for providing a range of support services to students and faculty advisors in the FSofB.

    The Student Services Advisor will work in collaboration with the other professional staff in the McColgan Center for Student Services in the FSofB to provide services related to student recruitment, enrollment, academic advising, retention, and professional development for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in FSofB programs.

    The Student Services Advisor will collaborate with MSU counterparts housed in University College, Admissions, Red Hawk Central and the Office of the Registrar. The advisor will actively assist in the development of recruitment, admission, advisement, and retention initiatives, participation in college and university events related to advising, recruiting and other student activities, with some of these events occuring on nights and weekends.


    • Serves primarily as a student academic advisor for students enrolled in FSofB programs
    • Provides admission and academic counseling
    • Communicates changes in curriculum and admissions standards and procedures
    • Provides assistance for students interested in transferring into FSofB programs
    • Reviews, evaluates, and processes internal transfer student applications
    • Performs outreach to non-registered FSofB students
    • Reviews and manages students admitted conditionally to FSofB
    • Academically advise new transfers, first semester freshman and students on probation
    • Serves as academic advisor to students in FSofB international programs.
    • Serves as a resource person for students enrolled in FSofB programs.
    • Develops and implements presentations, training, and workshops for students and/or staff.
    • Makes referrrals to on and off campus counseling and mental health resources when appropriate
    • Tracks student advisor caseload.
    • Learns and fully utilizes information technology related to student services including, Banner, Degree Works, and Starfish.
    • Participation in college and university events related to advising, recruiting, and other student activities, with some of these events occurring on nights and weekends.
    • Assists in planning Center and School meetings related to assigned responsibilities.
    • Works with FSofB committees including the Student Services Committee, as needed.
    • Represents the School and University at professional organization meetings and events.
    • Compiles and analyzes student data and develops materials required for accreditation, publications, and other reports.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Management has the right to change job duties.  This is not considered a complete job description.


    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree and two years of professional experience in advising or counseling in higher education.
    • An understanding of non-traditional student populations.
    • Ability to advise and counsel students and others concerning school/university programs, activities, and services.
    • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills, and the ability to work effectively both individually and as a team member.
    • Ability to leverage technology in advising and counseling activities.
    • Must be a team player; detail/results oriented; able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
    • Experience with business school curriculum and programs is preferred.


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