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University of Miami Sr. Advisor, Academic in Coral Gables, Florida

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The School of Education - Student Services has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Senior Advisor, Academic t o work in Coral Gables, FL.

The Senior Advisor, Academic provides academic advisement and support for prospective, current, and former students within assigned department(s) to help them explore career options and improve academic performance. Additionally, the senior advisor, academic assists in the development and implementation of advisement and recruitment programs and materials in furtherance of the University’s goals and objectives.


Answers complex student inquiries and resolves problems related to curriculum and courseReceives and reviews transcripts to ensure eligibility for admission. Reviews student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing various graduation requirements. Assists students in the selection of appropriate courses and concentrations in terms of students' stated preferences. Initiates and maintains individual student files as appropriate, updating and evaluating file as new information is received. Monitors student grade reports each semester to determine probation and suspension based on academic regulations and returns students to regular status after sufficient progress is made. Coordinates with other organizational units to process admission and graduation requests and aid in the resolution of academic problems. Performs administrative activities such as scheduling meetings and interviews. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required


Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University’s core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

Department Specific Functions

  • The Senior Advisor is responsible for the advising for students in the School of Education and Human Development majoring in the following programs: Exercise Physiology program and Athletic Training (U/G program) and the Community and Applied Psychological Studies Program.

  • The Senior Advisor creates a curriculum plan that includes the student’s academic and professional goals that may include courses for career tracks in Medical and Applied Clinical programs, graduate schools and professional licensing.

  • The Senior Advisor provides departmental support that includes advising on course offerings, minimizes scheduling conflicts, projects student enrollment needs, and facilitates broad communication to the students via list-serv and direct student emailing.

  • The Senior Advisor meets with students every semester, updates the academic planner, and provides student support throughout their academic career.

    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html) for additional information.

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A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.

A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is focused on creating a future that cuts across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders.

The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. The University ranks No. 57 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, today the University is a major research university engaged in nearly $346 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.