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Academic Success Advisor - Pre-Law

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Futures Center


Arizona State University

Date Posted:

May 25 2022 12:18PM

Close Date:

Jun 7 2022

Position Description

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is seeking an enthusiastic Academic Success Advisor Pre-Law Advising. Under the direction of the Associate Director, the Academic Success Advisor will serve as part of the Pre-Professional Advising Team, overseeing the day-to-day operations for Pre-Law Advising. This position will be the primary Pre-Law advisor for students across the University, creating a welcoming and informative environment that supports students as they consider, prepare for, apply to, and enter careers in law. The Academic Success Advisor will assist students in assessing their interests, values and abilities as they relate to their educational/career goals through individual advising, group advising and presentations, interest-based programming, social media, and more. This position will play a key role in advising and teaching students and working collaboratively to expanding current Pre-Law services and resources. Other responsibilities will include assisting with supporting the 300-400 Arizona State students and alumni applying to law schools annually.


• Under the direction of the Associate Director, provides personalized, intentional, and holistic advising support to students in their exploration of and preparation for a career in law.
• Provides individual advising using knowledge of the application process and strategies that focus on identifying individual student strengths, guiding students to the best course of action for their individual pathway.
• Teach multiple sections of a first-year student success courses.
• Provides counsel and connection for all academic options including, but not limited to: degree options, extracurricular activities, study abroad program(s), research, and internships.
• Present group workshop and information sessions to discuss application prep, personal statement writing, and general information.
• Provides guidance and feedback to applicants to law schools, including reviewing drafts of essays; guidance on letters of recommendation and school selection; and financial aid review.
• Under the direction of the Associate Director and Coordinator, work collaboratively to develop new initiatives and resources on a variety of different topics in a variety of different formats.
• Create and update educational materials on a range of topics, including web content and electronic resources.
• Maintains thorough records on Pre-Law students through university software.
• As part of the Pre-Professional Advising team, identifies and outreaches to students regarding opportunities, resources, and next steps in a proactive and supportive manner
• Works collaboratively, under the direction of the Associate Director, as a liaison between academic advising and Pre-Law advising to better assist students.
• Develop a professional network through WAPLA (Western Association of Pre-Law Advisors) or other professional organizations to inform and improve best practices.
• Develop and build relationships with stakeholders and admissions members at local law schools
• Other duties as needed

Application Process

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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 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.

Additional Information

Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.

Contact Information

Mary Nadarski -


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 completed or in progress.
• Experience teaching coursework or leading workshops for students in an educational environment.
• Experience demonstrating sensitivity to needs of a diverse student population.
• Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and methods of evidence-based academic advising strategies.
• Experience in applying the principles, techniques and methods of teamwork, compromise and collaboration to produce desired outcomes.
• Experience in the use of internet-based research tools, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office computer applications.
• 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 establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers, faculty, students, administration, faculty and other interested parties.
• Experience in working effectively in an environment subject to quickly changing priorities.
• Evidence of effective communication skills.
• Experience in interpreting student needs and determining when referral to other University resources is appropriate.
• Demonstrated knowledge of ASU academic structure and organization.
• Demonstrated knowledge of academic programs, colleges, and departments university-wide.