Job ID: 185629

Reach Advisor (Job S#279)

Tuskegee University

  • May 13, 2022
  • Reach Advisor (Job S#279)
  • Tuskegee University
    Tuskegee, AL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services

                                                                                 Department: Office of Provost

Status: Full-time

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming "One Tuskegee", the ideal Reach Advisor will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

Essential Job  Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide Quality Advising Procedures

Engage students in exploratory discussions concerning major,  minors, and careers available within particular areas  of study.
Assist  faculty with  the coordination of students’ academic advising experiences.
Provide an open,  welcoming atmosphere that  honors the unique  nature and diverse backgrounds and  interests of each  student.
Provide accurate and timely information to students.
Utilize Navigate, to prepare for  meetings with  students and to keep  records of each  meeting including date/time of meeting and content of discussion.
Offer  advising meetings in a format  that  is convenient to the student, i.e.,  in person, by phone, email, online, and outside regular business hours  when  needed. Advising meetings may  be on an individual basis  or in groups.
Maintain confidential advising records
Understand the  FERPA  guidelines as it pertains to student advising records.

Provide an  Overview of Degree and  Graduation Requirements

Provide information regarding university and  departmental policies and  procedures to both  students ‘ and faculty.
Provide appropriate referrals to the students’ faculty advisor or appropriate contact in the academic units

Participate in All New Student Orientations

Provide general advising and support to all new  students including participation in Freshman , Transfer and International Student Orientation/Registration events

Provide Support for  Students

Know  the  important resources on campus and  provide appropriate referrals to student success resources, such  as the Quality Enhancement Plan  (REACH) Academic Advising, the Registrar ‘s  Office, the Counseling Center, Tutoring and Study  Support Services, the library, etc.
Fully  utilize the technologies available to identify high  risk  students and  provide intentional outreach and support in an effort to impact  positive retention and graduation rates .  This  includes: outreach campaigns early  alert reports; midterm and end of semester grade  reports.
Assist students in identifying obstacles to their  success and work  together to find  solutions or alternative plans.
Provide individualized and intentional outreach to students based  on grade  performance each  semester.
Encourage students to take  an active  role  in planning and achieving their  educational and career goals.

Provide Initial Information on  Career Advising and  Graduate or  Professional Study

Engage students in introductory discussions regarding careers and possible graduate studies based  on their academic programs and interests. Make  referrals to faculty advisors to continue these  discussions.
Define effective strategies to students for  graduate school admissions and /or employment.
Provide information about  preparation for the  graduate school  process and required admission testing.

Provide Information on Undergraduate Scholarship and  Study  Abroad

Engage students  in introductory discussions regarding  potential  opportunities for undergraduate research  based on t eir academic  programs  and interests.  Make referrals  to faculty advisors  to continue  these discussions
Provide information on the Study Abroad programs  available  at Tuskegee  University  as well as the timing, academic opportunities and application  procedures.    Refer to the Global Center for continued  discussions.

Participate in Academic Advising Professional Development Opportunities

Keep current  on advising  requirements and resources  by participating in advising  development programs  to enhance knowledge and skills.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


This position requires a Master’s degree in Education, Counseling and/or a related field. Two years of professional advising experience in a higher education environment.


Ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse audiences.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
Familiarity with culturally responsive approaches to developing programming and student engagement strategies.
Proven ability to engage the University community in a shared vision of successful partnerships that benefit students.
Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and pay attention to detail.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of database software (such as Excel, Google Sheets, etc.) Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office tools


Sit at a desk and use hand, wrist and finger movements to operate a computer regularly. Talk and listen to current and prospective students, colleagues and other individuals on a regular basis. Stand and walk around the office and other campus facilities as needed. Lift and cany general office supplies weighing up to 20 lbs. Work some weekends and evenings


General  office conditions; moderate noise level.

Commensurate with education, training, and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Human Resources Department
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address: 
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a background check.

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