Job Positions

Academic Success Advisor/75346BR

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


School of Life Sciences


Arizona State University

Date Posted:

Jan 19 2022 11:51AM

Close Date:

Feb 8 2022

Position Description

The School of Life Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic Academic Success Advisor to join our team. The School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office provides academic advising to students studying Biological Sciences and Microbiology degrees. The Academic Success Advisor is primarily responsible for developing relationships with our students to help them be successful in their academic goals and degree completion. The Academic Success Advisor supports their students through a range of in-person and virtual methods including individual advising meetings (in-person, phone, and zoom), email, and other proactive outreach strategies utilizing technology tools to support student success. This position is based on-campus in Tempe, Arizona. Hybrid work may be considered after hire and training.


-Provides personalized, intentional, and holistic advising support to students to ensure successful transition to ASU and ongoing success as a student.
-Provides guidance and advice to students related to degree progression and completion.
-Works with students to identify and provide counsel for all academic options including, but not limited to: degree options, extracurricular activities, study abroad programs, research, and internships.
-Assists students in exploring the diverse academic programs of the School of Life Sciences as a whole.
-Monitors student academic progress through a variety of reporting tools including eAdvisor, DARS, Advisor Portal, and Salesforce.
-Works collaboratively with other academic units and student services to provide individualized and timely student support and follow-up.
-Acts as liaison to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and external groups on issues related to academic success.
-Assists with academic program development and implementation.

Application Process

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated. Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume and Cover Letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Institution Information

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's webpage. ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Additional Information

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) has provided a vital hub for creative excellence at Arizona State University, with more than 670 faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, and research that ranges from studies on biodiesel and biohydrogen to vaccine development and the conservation of whales. As ASU’s first academic unit to fully reflect President Michael Crow’s integrated, interdisciplinary vision for the New American University, the School of Life Sciences offers active and evolving platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and faculty whose discovery is freed from traditional institutional boundaries.

Contact Information

Jenny Gibbs


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND one (1) year or more previous experience in one or more of the following: advising, student recruitment/retention or related student services utilizing a proactive and innovative approach which results in demonstrated outcomes in retention, graduation, and academic planning; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Preferred Qualifications

-Evidence of a Master’s degree in higher education, health sciences, or related field.
-Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and methods of evidence-based academic advising strategies.
-Experience using student information systems such as PeopleSoft, Salesforce, and DARS.
-Experience in rapidly adapting and effectively utilizing new technology, practices, policies and methods.
-Experience in working effectively in an environment subject to quickly changing priorities.
-Experience advising in on-campus and remote environments.