Job Positions

Academic Advisor - 18742

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Academic Advising


University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Date Posted:

Jul 9 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

July 21, 2020 Priority Deadline

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. Knowledge of student services programs, including student recruitment, academic advising, and admission policies and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of student advising strategies

Application Process

Applications submitted by July 21, 2020 will receive full consideration.
• Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at
• 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 Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

Additional Information

We are currently conducting remote interviews, so no in-person travel is required.
• The successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon hire.
• The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.
• The potential date for initial interviews with the search committee will be the week of August 3, 2020, potential dates for the finalist interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of August 10, 2020.
• The potential employee start date would be September 1, 2020.

Contact Information

Chris Beiswanger


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 1-2 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