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Professional Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Graduate School of Social Work


University of Denver

Date Posted:

May 5 2022 11:43AM

Close Date:

July 5 2022

Position Description

Professional Advisors support the teaching and development of new social work practitioners committed to social justice. This position encompasses supporting MSW students across programs with general academic issues, aspects of degree requirements, and the interpretation and understanding of university resources, policies, and procedures. This will include connecting students to institutional resources as appropriate, while establishing improved intervention systems, efficiencies, and strategies for overall student success. The Professional Advisor will understand and work closely with faculty and other GSSW teams, including Academic Affairs, Registrar, Field Education, and Career Development. The Professional Advisor will update and maintain student records, document pertinent information, and manage student meetings in collaboration with both GSSW and University partners. This position reports to the Manager of Professional Advising, under the umbrella of the GSSW Student Services team.


Academic Services
With the Office of Financial Aid, communicate Satisfactory Academic Progress status and individualized academic plans for students. Support communication strategy for students on academic warning and/or probation. Build and maintain rapport with key stakeholders to advance and participate in a new academic advising model. Support Denver Campus initiatives during peak advising periods. Student Support Communicate and track student retention concerns, student leaves of absence and reentry, academic and/or personal struggles, and health and wellness promotion. Connect faculty and staff to resources for student-related concerns and support. Student event planning, including orientation and commencement activities. Support the implementation of student services related policy in collaboration with associate and assistant deans. Point of contact for MSW students to create academic plans, uphold policies and practices related to student matriculation, and provide partnership with staff, faculty, and University partners. Career Development Maintain knowledge of the LCSW licensure process in Colorado and nationwide. Support students in connecting to relevant career services and resources. This position may supervise student employees.

Application Process

Institution Information

The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is a vibrant community of scholars and teachers committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. The Schools curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social and economic justice, along with an understanding of and respect for social, political, and cultural diversity both nationally and internationally. GSSW provides an intellectual, collegial, and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international educational opportunities. GSSW engages in collaborative projects locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in social work or a related field 2-3 years experience in higher education or person-centered support setting
Experience tracking and measuring student and/or performance outcomes

Preferred Qualifications

MSW with 2-3 years of post masters experience
Experience facilitating crisis management for student academic and health-related concerns (emotional, mental, and physical)
Experience with CSWE accredited social work programs
Experience with Banner and/or other student information systems
Experience with clinical licensure and/or understanding of licensure processes
Experience with field education and/or graduate internship experiences and processes