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Academic Advisor & Student Success Specialist

Categories: Northeast Region 1




University of Maine at Fort Kent

Date Posted:

Jul 18 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

The Academic Advisor & Student Success Specialist assists students in making informed decisions about academic matters by providing advice on programs, registration, and related topic areas. The Academic Advisor & Student Success Specialist, working closely with the faculty, will identify, assess, advise, support and case manage new and continuing students deemed at-risk for the purpose of improving student performance and institutional retention through target interventions. This position is part of the Academic Advising and Student Success team and reports to the Associate Dean of Information Services and Distance Education.


Serve as an academic advisor Respond to student advising needs Educate students on the degree audit process Assess, coordinate, identify, and use intervention strategies based on best practices for serving at-risk students Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to monitor student success using processes such as Early Alerts, behavioral progress/CARE team requirements, academic standing, accommodation plans and Student Academic Progress (SAP) Conduct student success workshops

Application Process

To apply to this position, please visit and select the University of Maine at Fort Kent

Institution Information

Nestled in the St. John Valley, an international crossroads of Maine, Quebec and New Brunswick, the University of Maine at Fort Kent is a unique learning institution that is a perfect place for people seeking a rural scholastic atmosphere of modern academic standards combined with an eclectic mix of rugged outdoor vistas, world class sports opportunities, and access to cosmopolitan epicenters across two countries.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in counseling, or a related field
  • Experience at a college or university within an academic advising or counseling setting
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Knowledge and skill with technology including computer software programs for data collection, decision-making, and communication.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, preferably in counseling, or a related field
  • Experience working with first generation and at risk student populations
  • Two years’ experience working in higher education