Academic Program Specialist - Undergraduate Studies - Tallahassee - job 1198204

Florida State University

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Tallahassee, Florida

Employment type: Full-time


Office of Undergraduate Studies

Equal Employment Opportunity

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  • Counsels and provides guidance to freshman and sophomore students, giving professional knowledge and advice regarding academic requirements in compliance with the policies of the Division of Undergraduate Studies while documenting decisions regarding registration, drop/add, underloads, overloads, course drops and withdrawals. Works with students to ensure appropriate course registration to comply with general education and university-wide academic requirements

  • Works with staff in Undergraduate Studies to develop and maintain content available for students and visitors to office. Assists with the maintenance of internal documents including policy documents, student visitation lists, office changes, courtesy faculty appointments and courses.

  • Reviews and maintains student records and data, making recommendations for those on academic probation and other difficult academic situations. Coordinates orientation data downloads and remediation testing for all incoming students.

  • Assists students with registration, drop/add, overloads, underloads, course drops and withdrawals. Conveys and interprets policy to ensure compliance within the department and with FSU. Assists with the probation and dismissal lists each semester. Manages the communication campaign to students in academic difficulty


  • Bachelor's degree and two years of experience or a combination of post high school education or experience equal to six years.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to interpret academic program requirements and provide advice

  • Knowledge of academic resources available to students.

  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related University policies, procedures, principles, and practices.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of academic program planning, development, and evaluation.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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