Job Positions

Honors STEM Scholar Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Honors Program


University of Connecticut

Date Posted:

May 12 2021 11:36AM

Close Date:

June 1 2021

Position Description

The Honors STEM Scholar Advisor will serve as an advisor to STEM Scholar students and other Honors students in STEM fields. Reporting to the Associate Director of Honors for Enrollment Management and Administration, the Advisor will advise undergraduate students about specific academic programs and policies of a school/college/division, track progress for STEM Scholars, and coordinate and carry out a wide range of services and activities for these students pertaining to the academic mission of the Honors Program.


1. Assume primary responsibility for programmatic advising for all STEM Scholar students assigned;
2. Coordinate programs for STEM students with staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research;
3. Assist in the planning and delivery of Honors orientation programs and advising for new STEM Scholar students;
4. Provide advising to other Honors students, as appropriate;
5. Facilitate leadership development programming activities for STEM Scholars, programs that ensure student success, and programs that build community for STEM Scholars;
6. Coordinate and implement programs and events for STEM Scholars and other Honors students and collaborate with campus offices on joint programming efforts;
7. Promote civic engagement throughout the Honors Community via participation in STEM and non-STEM activities and events;
8. Serve as communications liaison with STEM Honors faculty advisors, providing them with regular updates on honors policies and procedures, especially related to STEM Scholars;
9. Create and maintain communication pieces for STEM Scholars and prospective students, such as websites, brochures, etc.;
10. Serve as a liaison with other university offices and external partners to provide enrichment opportunities, such as study abroad, internships, research, and professional development, for STEM Scholars and other Honors students;
11. Track student progress toward achieving STEM Scholar requirements;
12. Compile data and generate reports; develop assessment initiatives to track STEM Scholar outcomes in conjunction with other staff;
13. Assist in the recruitment and admission of Honors students;
14. Coordinate other special projects and programs, as assigned;
15. Provide support to Director and Associate Director on STEM-specific Honors courses and curriculum;
16. Serve on Honors Program and University-wide committees as requested/approved;
17. Represent the Honors Program at UConn events as assigned;
18. Complete other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495267 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Incomplete applications (i.e. applications missing one or more of the three listed documents) will NOT be reviewed. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 1, 2021. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

Institution Information

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Anabel Perez Malone


Required Qualifications


1. Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, a STEM discipline, or related field.
2. 5 years’ experience working with undergraduate students in a professional advising and counseling role, with at least one year serving as an advanced team member.
3. Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, and implementing program services and activities.
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
5. Experience in a STEM discipline.
6. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects.
7. Proven ability to manage and perform administrative functions.
8. Experience working with diverse, underrepresented, and/or first generation students.
9. Ability to successfully advise undergraduate students and to interpret educational records and data related to student academic performance and progress.
10. Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to support program events and activities.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree.
2. A degree in a STEM discipline.
3. Experience in an Honors program or college as a student or staff member.
4. Professional work experience at a large university.
5. Experience working with high-achieving students in a professional capacity.
6. Work experience in a STEM-related field.
7. Experience with supervision of student staff.
8. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems that interfere with the student's academic progress and experience in working to effectively to resolve them.
9. Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
10. Proven ability to work independently and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way.