Covid Announcement

For Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Plans and Updates for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 please visit


The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing academic advising and other related services to students with the intent of helping them make informed decisions as they continue toward graduation.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent sales and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • from DTS or a current student in the latter portion of a professional degree program.
  • At least two years related experience required.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.


  • Daily Advising: Respond to students who walk-in, call, email, or request online video conference consultation
  • Graduation Degree Audits: Conduct student degree audits for students the semester before they graduate to determine progress and successful completion of degree.
  • Degree Completion Planning
    • Advise students regarding degree requirements (Electives, Spiritual Formation, Ministry Formation) and course dependencies
    • Assist students in devising a plan to complete their degree within the time limit
    • Contact online and distance students to assist them toward graduation
    • Understand degree academic, Spiritual formation and Ministry Formation requirements
  • Reclassification or Leave of Absence Advising:
    • Assist students as they reconsider the appropriate degree in light of vocational ministry goals.
    • Help process appropriate course of action and understand implications of taking a leave of action or withdraw
  • Education and Training
    • Conduct academic advising seminars for current students as needed
    • Craft offline and online resources to help our students navigate DTS
  • Classroom and Event Support
    • Organize and set up class sessions and special events (New student orientation, Chapel or Donor Support events)
    • Assist professors with basic tasks while onsite for class or events
    • Complete other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

Additional Information

20 hrs per week
Part Time