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Academic Advisor II - CAPLA

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Academic Advising

Posting Number: req18478

Department: CAPLA Administration

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1040 N Olive Rd. , Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) is seeking an Academic Advisor who will play a pivotal role in student success and development. This position encompasses a broad spectrum of responsibilities, from academic advising and registration assistance to data analysis and collaboration with faculty on curriculum design. The academic advisor will guide students through successfully completing their degree program and career development. The academic advisor will assist with course planning and departmental events. This position will support the development and implementation of strategies, systems and processes that support the achievement of desired academic and career outcomes, including the overall student experience.

CAPLA is an international leader in the development of sustainable design and planning solutions for arid regions of the world. CAPLA's setting in Tucson offers inspiration and guidance to faculty and students working directly with and in response to the diverse ecology and culture of the Sonoran Desert while developing processes for analysis and design that are portable to other arid and semi-arid locales

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advising
    • Assist CAPLA students in determining educational plans, choosing courses, and exploring majors, minors, and career options. Conduct orientations and manage student registration across main campus, online platforms, and microcampuses.
    • Assess Advanced Placement (AP) credits and other high school-acquired credits for equivalency. 
      Counsel students on options to satisfy degree requirements.
    • Provide guidance to students seeking to change their major, entering and exiting specific disciplines.
    • Offer specialized advising to students on academic warning, probation, or with eligibility concerns.
    • Monitor students' academic progress, determine satisfactory progress toward degree, and assist students in completion.
    • Identify current and potential needs and problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring) and coach students through those difficulties by developing academic actions plans, and/or refers to appropriate campus resources for assistance as needed.
    • Advise on online major selections and work closely with AZ Online to ensure seamless transitions.
    • Provide guidance to students on scholarship opportunities and applications.
    • Assist students with mid-semester course modifications, ensuring they're aware of academic implications.
    • Communicate with students and faculty via email, phone, and in-person to address academic issues, assess student progress, advise on life-work balance, financial matters, and mental health, and participate in student-centered events.
  • Administration
    • May assist with the Milestone process for
      admission to the Core Phase of the B.Arch.
    • Evaluate and approve transfer
      credits from other institutions to ensure students receive appropriate credit
      for their prior academic achievements.
    • May perform degree audits to verify that students meet all their program requirements to facilitate a smooth graduation process.
    • Monitor student retention rates and
      regularly report trends and potential
      areas of concern to the academic leadership team.
    • Conduct data analysis to provide school and college administrators with actionable insights, helping them make informed decisions regarding academic programs and student performance.
    Collaboration & Meetings
    • Work with faculty members to address challenges and suggest improvements in curriculum design to optimize student learning outcomes.
    • Attend faculty meetings as invited to ensure
      effective communication and collaboration across academic units. Collaborate with Advising + Recruitment
      Team by contributing strategies to attract and
      guide prospective students through their academic journey.
    • Collaborate
      with the Marketing and Communications department to promote our programs and
      highlight the successes of faculty and students. Participate in the FRAME Squad, working on special projects and
      initiatives aimed at enhancing the educational experience for students.
    • Serve
      on university committees focused on advising, when feasible, bringing expertise
      to help shape effective strategies and best practices.
    • Participate as a member of CAPLA
      committees when invited or elected.
  • Communication and Financial
    • May assist with the monthly newsletters, among other student communications, to keep the student body informed and engaged
      with the latest campus updates and events.
    • Assist
      with scholarships and other student
      financial matters, diligently ensuring students receive financial support and recognition for
      their academic and extracurricular achievements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of University systems to maintain student files and records.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Bachelor's degree required.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,356 - $59,195

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Academic Advising

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Laura Hollengreen |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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