Academic Advisor 

Position: Academic Advisor
Department: Student Services
Location: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Deadline: 5/15/2013
Hire Date: 6/1/2013

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus invites applications for the position of Academic Advisor.  The Ozark Campus is located on I-40 between Fort Smith and Russellville in the city of Ozark. The Academic Advisor is responsible for assisting with academic and career advising; registration; graduation application process; articulation; special events; and retention functions.  Job responsibilities will vary in order to provide the community and students with full-service information. The academic advisor is cross-trained within all areas of Enrollment Management and serves as a student advocate to help ensure student success and will perform other related duties as assigned.

Required: A Bachelor’s degree and three years of work experience in a higher education setting.

Preferred: Candidates with experience in the following areas: advising/counseling or student services; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work within a team setting; possess excellent computer skills; the ability to deal with diverse populations in a positive manner; and excellent customer service skills. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and perform under pressure.

Occasional travel and work beyond normal hours are required.  Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Qualifications Review Committee.  Salary will be $30,000.  Excellent benefits package, including tuition reimbursement.

Send an Ozark Campus application (available online at, your letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to:  Richard Harris, Chief Student Officer, Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus, 1700 Helberg Lane, Ozark, Arkansas 72949.  Deadline for receiving applications is May 15, 2013.  Arkansas Tech University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.