Cameron School of Business

Academic Advisor

Vacancy #: 14E146
Position #: 6988

The Cameron School of Business (CSB) at the University of  North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for an Academic Advisor to join the CSB Student Services Team.  An emphasis of the position will be the CSB’s extension program located on the campus of Coastal Carolina Community College (CCCC) in Jacksonville, NC.  Significant experience with diverse populations and the military community would be particularly helpful and should be outlined in the submitted application. 

Student Services advisors develop and provide services for students, staff, and faculty that foster the student experience at UNCW, enhance student abilities to graduate in a timely fashion, and provide guidance for success in academic and career paths.  Advisors provide traditional academic advising to CSB students, work with students at academic risk, identify issues that may hinder a student’s academic success, make referrals to appropriate places of help, advise the associate dean of undergraduate students on student issues, and perform other student support programs, duties and responsibilities assigned to the student services office.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for the CSB’s participation in the UNCW extension program, transfer students (including TransAtlantic Business School Alliance - TABSA), academic advising for CSB campus undergraduate students, and outreach to extension programs. 

The advisor’s main office will be on the UNCW campus in Cameron Hall, but the advisor will maintain a weekly schedule (once or twice a week) with an assigned office at the CCCC extension site for the primary purpose of advising business extension students and supporting CSB faculty in delivering distance education classes to the site.   Occasional weekend and evening work, as well as travel, is required for recruitment activities and provision of services at our Onslow campus. 

The new hire serves as the primary contact for students seeking information about CSB and academic advising in preparation for transferring to UNCW from the regional North Carolina Community Colleges. Key outreach duties will include advising, recruiting prospective students, and maintaining a working knowledge of the system’s comprehensive articulation agreement with the community college system.  Additionally, the individual will be responsible for the CSB’s transfer and TABSA orientations and will help administrate the B2B scholarship program with Cape Fear Community College. 

The successful candidate will be a team player who is student-oriented with strong organizational skills, the ability to maintain flexibility in a changing, fast-paced environment, the ability to empathize with student needs without sacrificing academic integrity, and the ability to effectively manage time. The candidate must possess the ability to clearly interpret and articulate complex academic requirements and policies/procedures, exhibit strong oral and written communication skills, maintain detailed records, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and work effectively with students, faculty members, peer advisors, and key campus constituents.  The position requires a self-motivated individual who can work both independently and collaboratively. A working knowledge of computers and software is essential to the success of this individual.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Business Administration, Psychology, Student Affairs, Counseling, or another related field.  Previous experience in college level advising is preferred and knowledge of Banner student information systems is desirable. 

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 13, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application process available at A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three current professional references should be attached to the online application, not mailed or emailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are preferred. For questions relating to the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at or 910.962.3196. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and are not subject to public release.  

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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