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Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor

Position Summary

The Academic Advisor is a professional staff position reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs. Academic Advisors are available for appointments to proactively provide current and potential students with appropriate information
about degree completion plans, retention strategies, career pathways, educational progress, and services at Belmont College.


Specific Responsibilities

  1. Provide individual academic guidance to all current and prospective students and others as needed by appointment, telephone, email, virtually or on a walk-in basis;
  2. Provide individual supportive academic counseling to students when appropriate. Refer students, as needed, to various community service agencies on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Serve as a career services representative for the college, as needed.
  4. Serve as an ADA representative for the college, as needed.
  5. Develop student specific degree completion plans for the students assigned to their academic programs.
  6. Participate in the Retention Module System (RMS) for “at-risk” students. Formulate and develop strategies for thestudent’s success; input and maintain accurate prospect records in a CRM (Customer Relationship ManagementSystem.
  7. Follows-up on leads generated through the recruitment plan and meets identified metrics and goals across therecruitment/retention pipeline
  8. Utilizing case management, the advisor will follow up with appropriate interventions and strategies to assist the“high-risk” students as well as documenting and tracking Student Success plans.
  9. Actively participate in College Governance Teams.
  10. Collaborate with the Student Success Center to facilitate a seamless student intake process.
  11. Seek professional development directly related to the Academic Advising function and at-risk students and/orother areas of student development.
  12. Maintain records, both confidential and otherwise, on counseling and guidance activities as directed.
  13. Assist Student Services staff in new student orientation, recruiting, and retention programming including but notlimited to high school visits, awards ceremonies, college and career fairs.
  14. Attend graduation ceremonies and other college functions as needed.
  15. Work occasional evening and Saturday hours as directed.
  16. Sharing and selling the benefits of Belmont College in order to increase the number of inquiries and applicantsto the College along with the conversion of those inquiries and applicants to help move students through theenrollment process.
  17. Provide campus tours and programs to prospective and current students.
  18. Works collaboratively with other College offices to provide a seamless admissions process, especially AcademicAdvising, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Success Center.
  19. Establishes relationships with faculty, staff, students, and alumni as effective partners in student recruiting.
  20. Assists in preparing comprehensive recruitment reports.
  21. Answer incoming calls, greeting callers, providing information, taking messages, and responding to basicquestions about college business at the front reception desk.
  22. Perform other work duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  1. A master’s degree in counseling, student development, or any comparable degree in a related area is preferred, bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Two years of experience in higher education in the areas of supportive counseling, instruction, academic advising, and student retention strategies is required; or
  3. Any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the assigned tasks.


Salary Range


$34,000 – $42,000


To apply for this position, complete application at resources/employment-application/. A cover letter, resume, and three professional references must be included or emailed separately to



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