Job Positions

21412/Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Academic Advising


University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Date Posted:

Jun 3 2021 11:25AM

Close Date:

Jun 20 2021

Position Description

Partnering with students to successfully navigate college is the mission of Academic Advising at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Academic advisors at UCCS accomplish this mission by providing high quality, personalized, and comprehensive advising to degree seeking students from orientation through graduation. Advisors partner with students and the campus community to empower students to take ownership of their education and be successful in college. Advisors support and challenge students in their learning and development by: Providing practical and developmental guidance that respects each student’s individual path, Facilitating student exploration and navigation of educational and personal goals, Developing strategies for student success in college and connecting students to opportunities and resources available for their growth, and Helping students to develop self-authorship and personal responsibility and to value higher education as they engage in their educational journey.


Provide proactive and developmental academic advising to undergraduate students by analyzing student’s career and academic goals, degree progress, deficiencies and test results, and by recommending appropriate course of action or referrals. Interpret and communicate accurate information about campus policies and degree requirements. Provide essential advising information to new students at orientations and help students get registered for their first semester of classes before the end of the orientation session. Evaluate transfer credit from other colleges for application toward undergraduate degree programs by determining how the transfer courses equate to our requirements. Work closely with academic and other departments, while providing outstanding customer service. Determine how to best facilitate the student’s success and development and provide advising that improves overall student retention. Contribute to the success of the department and University by abiding by team norms, accomplishing tasks affecting other team members in a timely manner, work closely with team members in creating presentations and advising resources, and representing Academic Advising in a professional way at all times. Appropriately document all contact with students, including appointment notes, email, and phone conversations. Actively participate in department initiatives for student success, including required first year advising and early alert outreach and intervention. Collaborate with campus departments and partners such as Career Services and Office of First Year Experience to support student success. Practice effective management of student caseload and seek out improvements in students’ advising experience.

Application Process

Special Instructions to Applicants:
• Applications submitted by 6/20/2021 will receive full consideration.
• Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at CU (job #: 21412).
• Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information.
• Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Institution Information

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Additional Information

Application Materials Required:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)
Application Materials Instructions:
To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting.
1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether the position was full time or part time.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
3. Unofficial transcripts.
When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Lindsey Duthrie Posting
Contact Email:


Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. One (1) to two (2) years progressively responsible experience in advising college level students or other work in directly assisting students in supporting their educational and developmental needs.

Preferred Qualifications