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Academic Advising Professional II - Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

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

Posting Number: req19165

Department: Aerospace & Mechanical Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1130 N Mountain Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona is seeking an Academic Advising Professional II to provide academic advising for students and perform other duties as assigned. Academic Advising Professionals have authority to approve students' academic degree programs, including evaluating transfer credit and making exceptions to the program requirements under the auspices of their respective supervisor. This position plays a vital role in maximizing undergraduate student retention and provides clarity on academic program requirements and policies.

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; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Student advising: evaluate progress to degree; explain degree requirements; assistance with choosing courses; working closely with students facing academic challenges; evaluate use of transfer credit; options to satisfy degree requirements; options for minors; timely response to student queries via email; disseminating departmental and university information to advising cohort; maintain up-to-date information on D2L AME advising site.
  • Create and maintain student records: complete advanced standing applications for 2nd year students; complete and evaluate academic success plans (requires use of UAccess Student); maintain degree plans for each student; complete degree audits for graduating seniors.
  • Collaboration and Meetings: provides input/topics of importance requiring resolution to various department bodies such as the UG Studies Committee, the Room and Course scheduler. Attends College/University-level advisor meetings. Attends regular meetings with the AME undergraduate team.
  • Events: Assists with departmental events such as meet your major fair, ENGR 102 Open House, and AME convocation ceremony.
  • This position works closely with the other AME advisors and serves as backup assistance to the other advisors when necessary. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of office and administrative practices and procedures.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions. 
  • Demonstrated effective skills in verbal and written communication, excellent grammar, composition, and proofreading. 
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to function well independently, setting priorities in a dynamic environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals.  

Minimum Qualifications

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

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Academic Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

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

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



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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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

Arvind Raman -

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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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