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Freshman Studies
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A Counselor for Freshman Studies advises students concerning their academic plans and progress, academic schedule, choice of major, and other academic activities and career goals, to assist the student in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to graduation.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position reports to the Director of Freshman Studies at a Hampton University Main campus. This is a professional advising position. This position requires considerable contact with freshman students throughout year, which includes, New Student Orientations, seminars and group meetings and workshops. Counselors are expected to possess extensive knowledge about academic programs, policies, procedures, and student support services within the scope of their responsibilities. They must be able to interpret student needs and provide individualized service, as well as dealing with students who may be confused or demanding.

The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for positions in this job class. Individual positions may not include all of the examples listed, nor does the list include all of the work that may be assigned to positions in this job class.

  • Advise freshman students individually and/or with groups regarding academic policies and procedures and campus resources and assist with registering for course.
  • Assist students with identification of long term goals, short term goals, career plans.
  • Assist with planning freshman week and freshman activities during the year.
  • Advise special populations of freshman students such as those on Merit scholarships, academic probation student or reduced workload and focusing on academic direction, procedures, policies, and available resources.
  • Maintain advising records.
  • Utilize Banner, Blumen, Argos, and Excel, Microsoft Office platforms to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher.
  • Serve on appropriate department, college and/or campus advisory committees.
  • Perform related duties as required or deemed necessary to meet the Academic Advising goals within the Advisor's scope of responsibility.
  • Advisor will also be an Instructor for the University 101 Course, and maintain a gradebook.
  • All other duties as assigned.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology or Counseling with a minimum of one year of experience in advising or related academic functions within higher education. Work experience may not be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement for this position.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to include the COVID-19 booster, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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