Academic Advisor II

Orlando, Florida
Sep 07, 2023
Nov 06, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

College of Community Innovation and Education:

The University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) is a one-of-a-kind academic unit with distinct, interdisciplinary expertise and potential for partnership with community stakeholders, conceived to address societal challenges and work alongside the community. Established in 2018, the college offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the main campus and UCF Downtown. At the heart of the college's mission is the institutional commitment to transform lives and strengthen society by developing a unified vision and innovative solutions to complex social issues. CCIE promotes innovation through state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research with social impact, contemporary inclusive teaching and learning practices, and preeminent service for the disciplines, the institution, and the community.

The School of Teacher Education (STE) is student-centered with a collegial and friendly faculty and staff. STE strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to students and the community. For more information about the School of Teacher Education and its programs, visit

Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity (R1) university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 220-degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019. For more information, visit

We seek candidates who will enhance our representational diversity and whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to ensure that underrepresented groups will have the opportunity to succeed at UCF.

The Opportunity:

The Academic Advisor II is responsible for academic advising of undergraduate and graduate majors within the School of Teacher Education (STE) in the College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) in support of the College and University goals regarding orientation, transitional support, enrollment, retention, persistence, progression, and graduation. Perform general and specialized advising in multiple STE CCIE programs required. CCIE advisors work with varied student populations (e.g., FTIC, Transfers, at risk) and advise primarily by way of outreach campaigns, student-initiated appointments, and orientations. Functions autonomously as an academic advisor for STE CCIE programs (i.e., Early Childhood Development and Education, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Secondary Education).

This position functions autonomously as an academic advisor for STE CCIE programs (i.e., Early Childhood Development and Education, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Secondary Education). The Advisor II collaborates and informally supervises Advisor I roles in STE.


  • Provide both in-person and virtual (e.g., Zoom, phone, email) academic advising to undergraduate and graduate majors following a developmental and appreciative advising process. Includes assessing student's individual needs (academic, career, and personal) that may impact their success and providing assistance or referral as is appropriate/required, includes targeted advising campaign. Additionally, provide (informal) supervision for the three Advisor I positions and their advisees.

  • Assist STE CCIE majors with developing a timely and efficient academic plan toward graduation customized as appropriate to student's needs.

  • Advise and attend new STE CCIE students at both FTIC and transfer orientations and establish relationship with new advisees as primary academic contact, especially during student's transition period. Participate in college and university events that require STE CCIE advising services or representation.

  • Assist STE CCIE majors with developing a timely and efficient academic plan toward graduation customized as appropriate to student's needs. This includes work with CCIE advisors on pending list of students.

  • Assist student with specialized advising, including restricted access majors admission's requirements. This includes collaborating with program coordinators and faculty to use updated program sheets, as well as collaborating with career coaches. Program facilitation for degrees and certificates (undergraduate and graduate).

  • Teach students how to navigate the myUCF student portal and find critical information (e.g.,historical records, current grades, holds, academic standing, assigned advisor) and how to use various tools such as myKnight audit, Pegasus Path, and Schedule Builder.

  • Maintains student records and documents student interaction in myKnight Star and other systems as appropriate. Uses advising tools and technology fully to manage advising and student communication. Track and report as required. Complete necessary trainings and provide up to date student advising.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

  • 3+ years experience working with students in higher education

  • Evidence of previous employee supervision

  • Evidence of strong communication – written and verbal

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a (1) letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a current resume; and (3) copy of transcripts. The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) - School of Teacher Education

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$36,841.00 to Negotiable

Job Posting End Date

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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