Under the guidance of the Senior Academic Advisor and Director of Student Support, the Academic Advisor is responsible for student advising and engagement of the college’s pre-licensure students through positive working relationships with a variety of contacts inside and outside the College of Nursing. This position will play a vital role in engaging undergraduate and graduate students to improve retention in the college.
Assess individual students' stage of development (academic and career) and promotes their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks. Advise students on matters ranging from developing academic plans to academic policy, career options and engagement opportunities. Advises and assists student with preparing and applying to College of Nursing programs. Refer students to appropriate departmental offices, faculty, and support services for help with academic, personal, and career counseling, academic skills development, and financial aid support. Evaluate use of transfer credit and determine whether or not degree requirements have been met. Support students in establishing realistic and attainable academic career goals. Assist undergraduate and graduate students in determining educational plans, choosing courses, and exploring majors, minors, and career options. Identify education and career options appropriate for each student and assist student with evaluating each option, including possibly outcomes and their implications. Counsel students on options to satisfy degree requirements. Use University systems, maintain student files, records and advisor notes (UAccess, Trellis, etc.) with high level of efficiency. Has the ability to mentor and share knowledge with junior advisors. Build and present academic program information with senior academic advisor. Attend UA sponsored events and activities to promote College of Nursing Pre-Nursing, BSN, and MEPN programs. Assist the admissions and advising team with review of applications for entry level nursing programs (BSN, MEPN) by carefully verifying criteria such as: GPA, test scores, and coursework in NursingCAS.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
Knowledge and abilities:
Ability to interpret learning experience needs of students.
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.
Salary: $40,000 - $50,000
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