Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Enrollment Management


University of Idaho

Date Posted:

Oct 14 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

11/01/2020 priority date, open until filled

Position Description

The Academic Advisor provides support and education to elevate students' learning experience at the University of Idaho. The Academic Advisor fosters student success by building positive and professional student relationships and implementing proactive strategies that help students fulfill their educational goals. The Academic Advisor will have content expertise in one or more college(s)/program(s) and help students select courses and engage in opportunities consistent with their developing goals and interests. This position will also support students' timely progress toward degree completion. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, providing information and clarification regarding university academic policies, creating rapport and building academic advising relationships, and referring students to appropriate campus resources. This position is expected to work collaboratively with university partners to ensure students have access to all campus support and enrichment opportunities.


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Application Process

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Institution Information

University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Additional Information

In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and a detailed letter of qualification addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications. Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Contact Information

Valerie Hutchinson, Search Coordinator


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree

• Demonstrated experience:
- Delivering student-centered customer service
- Presenting information clearly and concisely to individuals, small, and large groups
- Compiling and analyzing information for leadership/administrative decisions
- Interpreting and applying standards and regulations

Preferred Qualifications

• Degree or professional experience in a related discipline
• Master’s Degree

• Demonstrated experience:
- Providing academic advising in a higher education setting
- Working successfully with diverse students and colleagues
- Establishing and maintaining quality professional relationships
- Analyzing information to identify and define problems/alternatives and developing recommendations

• Knowledge of:
- University of Idaho academic rules and regulations for undergraduate level advising
- Student development theory and advising best practices

• Ability to:
- Communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, complex ideas in a manner that adapts to student needs and to articulate program requirements to a variety of audiences, including students, parents, faculty, and campus partners
- Display strong organizational skills in to successfully manage competing prioritizes
- Work independently and take initiative with new and existing projects
- Motivate, encourage, and support students to recognize their potential and meet challenges