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Job No. 141436

  • Job Title:
  • Academic Advisor I
  • Employer:
  • University of Arizona
  • Location:
  • Tucson , AZ
  • Posting Date:
  • 02-Dec-2019
  • Description:
  • Position Summary
    Development and implementation of strategies, systems, processes, learning experiences and networks that support achievement of desired academic and career outcomes including the overall student experience. Assists students in successfully integrating into the institution’s environment and thriving personally and academically.

    Serves as frontline contact for undergraduate students for developmental academic advising to drive engagement and empower students to achieve their academic and career goals. Plays a vital role in maximizing undergraduate student retention. Builds formative relationships with students by interpreting information and providing clarification on procedures and academic requirements of specific programs or majors. Academic Advisors have authority to approve students’ academic degree programs, including evaluating transfer credit and making exceptions to the program requirements under the auspices of their respective faculty. Maintains extensive industry and institutional knowledge and expertise in interpreting and improving advising practices.

    Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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    Duties & Responsibilities
    • Must devote at least 50% time to advising students and have the ability to determine whether degree requirements have been fulfilled.
    • Assesses individual students’ stage of development (academic and career) and promotes their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks
    • Evaluates use of transfer credit and determines whether or not degree requirements have been met
    • Supports students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals
    • Assists undergraduate students in determining educational plans, choosing courses, and exploring majors, minors, and career options
    • Identifies educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists student with evaluating each option, including possible outcomes and their implications
    • Counsels students on options to satisfy degree requirements
    • Monitors students’ academic progress, determines satisfactory progress toward degree, and assists students in completion
    • Identifies current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring)
    • Advises students with academic difficulty on development of an academic action plan, and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance as needed
    • Using University systems, maintains student files and records and advisors notes
    • Maintains knowledge of regulations and policies that impact students’ educational options
    • May participate with senior advisors on projects and tasks.
    • Main task is advising and serving students.
    • Will consult with senior academic advisors on more difficult or unusual cases.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Minimum Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree in related field and 0-2 years of experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Basic knowledge and operation of University systems advisor tools.

    FLSA Exempt
    Full Time/Part Time Full Time
    Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
    Job Category Administrative and Professional
    Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
    Posted Rate of Pay $43,000 Annually
    Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Arizona
  • Tucson, AZ 85721
  • United States
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