Job Positions

Academic Advisor I – req 2881

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


College of Nursing


University of Arizona

Date Posted:

Oct 19 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

Dec 19 2020

Position Description

The Academic Advisor I for UA College of Nursing Gilbert serves as frontline contact for undergraduate transfer, graduate, and pre-nursing students for developmental academic advising. This position will be a member of the UA College of Nursing Advising Team in Tucson and reside on the UA Gilbert campus and plays a vital role in maximizing undergraduate student transfer, retention and success. The Academic Advisor I builds formative relationships with students by interpreting information and providing clarification on procedures and academic requirements for the College of Nursing’s Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing – Integrative Health (BSN-IH) and the Master of Science - Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) Phoenix programs. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!


Demonstrates flexibility in helping to implement and improve student support processes and activities. Is committed to student development through advising, student advocacy, and student engagement activities
Can effectively communicate with prospective students, current students, faculty and staff. Is service-team- and quality improvement-oriented and willing to be cross-trained with other team members. Demonstrates an ability to work with a diverse variety of people including social identities, academic histories, and personal interests in healthcare. Assesses individual students' stage of development (academic and career) and promotes their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks. Evaluates use of transfer credit and determines whether or not degree and admissions requirements have been met. Supports students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals. Assists pre-licensure students in determining educational plans, choosing courses, and exploring majors, minors, and career options. Identifies educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists student with evaluating each option, including possible outcomes and their implications. Counsels students on options to satisfy degree requirements. Monitors students' academic progress, determines satisfactory progress toward degree, and assists students in completion. Identifies current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring). Advises students with academic difficulty on development of an academic action plan, and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance as needed. Using University systems (UAccess, Trellis, etc.) the advisor will maintain student files, records and advisors notes. Maintains knowledge of regulations and policies that impact students' educational options. Supports the recruitment & retention of pre-licensure students through multi-faceted support activities in addition to advising. Works with community college advisors in an effort to facilitate the transfer of students. Serves as a member of a cross-departmental location-based team to offer best-in-class distance student services and collaborates to support services and operations at the Gilbert location. Provides evidence and data-based input on admission, advising, recruitment and retention activities, academic programs, and course offerings as a member of the advising team.

Application Process

CV and Resume review - top applicants will be invited to participate in an interview

Institution Information

University of Arizona is a public University located in Tucson, Arizona. This position is for the distance campuses in the Phoenix area.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Stephanie Thiltges -


Required Qualifications

Up to 1 year of relevant work experience required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required. Bachelor's degree required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a higher education preferred.
*1-2 years of experience in student support (advising, student engagement, admissions, etc.).
*Experience in a health sciences higher education environment.
*Bachelor's degree plus experience in student support (advising, student engagement, admissions, etc.).
*Ability to interpret learning experience needs of students, including online learners.
*Ability to use administrative systems and standardized software programs including Microsoft Office Suite.
*Ability to learn new software and systems.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
*Ability to interact in a courteous and professional manner with diverse constituencies.
*Focused attention to detail and a high standard of excellence.
*Ability to exercise sound judgment and problem-solve in complex situations.
*High levels of initiative, dependability, flexibility and motivation.
*Ability to establish, maintain and sustain positive, professional working relationships internally and cross-functionally.
*Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, service-oriented office environment.
*Ability to multi-task during critical time periods.