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Senior Academic Advisor I

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

Posting Number: req6145

Department: Pharmacology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The College of Medicine is seeking applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Senior Academic Advisor for a new Bachelor of Science Program in Medicine. The BS in Medicine degree is a four-year undergraduate degree that is housed in the COM-Tucson. The position is responsible for providing academic advising, advanced standing review, programming, and support of the undergraduate program in Medicine.

Academic Advisors serve as the front-line contact for undergraduate students to drive engagement and empower students to achieve their academic and career goals and play a vital role in maximizing undergraduate student retention. The Academic Advisor builds formative relationships with students by interpreting information and providing clarification on procedures and academic requirements of specific programs or majors. This position has the authority to approve students' academic degree programs, including evaluating program-specific transfer credits and making exceptions to the program requirements under the auspices of their respective faculty. Maintaining current and extensive institutional knowledge and expertise in interpreting and improving advising practices is key to success in this position.

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

  • Review and approve students' academic degree program, including evaluating program specific transfer credit and making exceptions to the program requirements under the auspices of their respective faculty. Advise students in evaluating academic abilities, setting goals and objectives, meeting requirements or the program and exploring experiential learning and career opportunities.
  • Update undergraduate student advisement reports, make adjustments if needed, for final degree check, Analyze, update and maintain database of students, monitor student files and initiate advance standing for students. Provide statistical data and reports to the Director of the program.
  • Collaborates with Director and faculty to develop, formulate and manage degree program strategies, goals and core program components. Reviews analyzes program to ensure compliance with institution, state, and federal policies and regulations.
  • Prepare advising and marketing materials, develop and facilitate presentations using various multimedia, coordinate large and small informational sessions and evaluate programs.
  • Attend a variety of programs aimed at student recruitment, retention, major selection, student involvement and general community building activities with students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience with the UA Access systems. *Experience working with University advisor tools. *Experience building strong and collaborative relations with other academic advisors. *Experience with University policies and procedures related to academic progression. *Experience with University general education requirements. *Experience coordinating special programs related to career placement, internships and college honors programs.

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: DOE

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

Todd Vanderah |

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 an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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