The Haslam College of Business (HCB) Undergraduate Programs Office provides comprehensive academic advising services for approximately 6,000 undergraduate students. The college has a collaborative advising team focused on assisting students in developing and implementing sound educational plans consistent with their values and academic and career goals. The Academic Advisor (Advisor I) position is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff role that provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of UT’s strategic advising plan that integrates academic and career advising with self-exploration, leadership development, and experiential learning.
The academic advisor will serve as a member of HCB undergraduate team. The advisor will collaborate with students to co-create educational plans in ways that are consistent with their aspirations, interests, strengths, and values- preparing them for a life of learning in a diverse and global society. The academic advisor will support students as they transition at various points throughout their academic careers at UT which include:
• self- exploration that focuses on strengths, interests, and values
• major and career exploration
• identification of co-curricular, career and experience learning, and leadership opportunities to support both academic and professional development, and selection of major and development of an academic plan that aligns with strengths, aspirations, and abilities
The academic advisor has the responsibility to advise undergraduate HCB students promoting retention and graduation. The academic advisor supports all services related to new student and transfer orientation advising sessions, conducts academic probation interventions, and teach sections of the Haslam freshman seminar, BUAD 100. The academic advisor position responsibilities are grounded in best practices as outlined in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Academic Advisor Career Path. A person holding this position will be expected to create professional development plans with their supervisor that will include advancement on the Career Path.
For consideration, all applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references into the UT Human Resources application portal. https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000002JD&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling more than 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the University aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The University values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
Additional information about the Haslam College of Business can be found at http://haslam.utk.edu.
Katie McCay, Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree or documentation the degree is attainable within one academic term of employment
• Requires experience working with students in a college or university setting.
• Experience advising, mentoring, or academic coaching undergraduate students.
• Candidates must have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.
• Experience advising veterans, international, and re-entry adult students.
• Experience conducting freshmen and/or transfer orientations.
• Experience working in a team-oriented environment and collaborates with campus partners. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent oral communication and writing skills.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate change.
• Administrative and organizational skills with the ability to handle simultaneous projects.
• Ability to utilize technology that supports both students and professional practice (MS Word, Excel, Student Information Systems, Degree Audits, Internet/On-line Resources and Support.