Job Positions

Academic Advisor - 19746

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10

Department:

Academic Advising

Institution:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Date Posted:

Jan 15 2021 3:16PM

Close Date:

Jan 29 2020
 

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.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.

Duties

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 1/29/2021 will receive full consideration.
• Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at CU www.cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 19746).
• 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. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Institution Information

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs 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. UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

Additional Information

NA

Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Amanda Garcia
Posting Contact Email: agarcia@uccs.edu

Qualifications:

Required 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

NA