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Academic Advisor 2 (Two Openings)

University of Connecticut   Storrs, CT   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on April 18, 2022
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JOB SUMMARY

The School of Business Office of Undergraduate Advising is seeking two full-time Academic Advisors. The incumbents will report to the Director of Academic Advising and will provide academic advising and counseling to students to support their development through experiential learning while planning for academic excellence. The positions will be based at the Storrs campus. Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of program activities. In-state and out-of-state travel may also be required on occasion in support of program activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advising students in personalized curriculum decisions including the appropriate choice of courses, scheduling of courses, selection or change of major or minor, waiver of requirements/deadlines, and related matters.
  • Attending to the special needs of various unique student populations through the creation and implementation of tailored programs and services, advising, and collaboration with other student-centered offices.
  • Creating plans of study to support students in their educational needs, career goals, and professional development.
  • Discussing students’ status regarding academic warning, probation, or dismissal and providing recommendations for students who submit appeals.
  • Referring students to other student success services such as Career Services and Counseling and Mental Health Services, as appropriate.
  • Evaluating how services are delivered in their area of focus and recommends plans for improvement. 
  • Auditing student records to determine progress toward meeting academic requirements, probationary requirements, and eligibility to graduate.
  • Working with probationary students to develop strategies to improve academic standing. Actively participating in determining the dismissal of students in academic jeopardy. 
  • Collaborating with Department Heads, Program Directors, Career Consultants, Global Affairs, and others to plan and implement scheduling and registration activities, orientation programs, and other student academic success activities, as assigned.
  • Serving as a resource for students, faculty, parents and guardians, and others with questions about programs or academic policies.
  • Coordinating and implementing programs to promote recruitment and retention of students, particularly for unique populations such as transfer students, international students, first-year students, and academic warning/probation students.
  • Participating in School of Business administrative processes that include evaluating students for admission and dismissal.
  • Overseeing departmental programs or initiatives related to advising.
  • Serving as an instructor for the First Year Experience (FYE) or a mentorship course, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or a related field and four years of related experience OR master’s degree in counseling, education, or a related field and two years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience working both independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and competence in counseling students.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated experience working with freshmen and transfer students.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask in a high traffic office.
  • Dependable transportation and willingness and ability to travel in-state and out-of-state and work occasional evenings and weekends.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in counseling, education, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience working with students seeking admission to selective admission programs.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with constituents in virtual environments.
  • Specific experience supporting undergraduate transfer students.
  • Specific experience supporting undergraduate international students.
  • Previous supervisory experience of student staff.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position based in Storrs, CT.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

https://jobs.hr.uconn.edu/en-us/job/496278/academic-advisor-2-two-openings

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496278 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 28, 2022. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.