Academic Advisor for the STEP Office, STEP Office

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November 18, 2020



The academic advisor reports to the Director of the STEP Office and collaborates with the school faculty and staff, Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Academic Excellence and Director of the McNair Program to provide comprehensive advising services.  The advisor will provide advising services to a population of students who are typically underrepresented in STEM careers, including underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students in support of Truman’s participation in the Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM (MoLSAMP).  The advisor will monitor advisee progress toward degree completion and meet regularly with students to review progress and performance.  The advisor will be familiar with University academic policies and procedures to assist students in making decisions concerning educational goals.  Other responsibilities include coordinating tutors and other student workers, assisting with coordination of MoLSAMP program activities, including data collection and reporting, database management, coordination with other member institutions, communication with faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, maintaining websites, purchasing materials and other duties as assigned by the Director of the STEP Office.


Minimum required qualifications include: Bachelor's degree; intercultural competence and ability to relate to low income and first-generation students from a variety of cultural and racial backgrounds; ability to work collegially and independently; to be goal-oriented and to be a self-starter; excellent written, oral, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor's degree or higher in a STEM field; Master's degree in student affairs, education or counseling; work experience in a higher education setting; experience in grant administration and program coordination; and experience in academic advising, career or student developmental counseling.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter that addresses the required qualifications and any other applicant characteristics that merit emphasis, current resume, statement of advising philosophy that presents the candidate's commitment to student development and diversity, copies of all college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) and contact information for three references to or mailed to:

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO  63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin December 2, 2020, and continue until position is filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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