Academic Advisor II, Bachelor of General Studies
Posting Number: req7694
Department: Humanities Administration
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The College of Humanities (COH) seeks excellent applicants to fill the position of Academic Advisor II. We are looking for a reliable self-directed individual who demonstrates initiative, strong attention to detail, and a strong dedication to student success to join our dynamic and collaborative team environment.
The successful candidate will support progress, retention, and engagement of students majoring in COH degree programs, with a special focus on the Bachelor of General Studies. They will serve as the front line contact for undergraduate students and partner with students to identify their academic interests, provide engagement opportunities, and empower students to achieve their academic and career goals. The successful candidate will play a vital role in maximizing undergraduate student retention, build relationships with students, interpret information, and provide clarification and guidance on academic requirements. This position reports to the Director of General Studies advising.
This is an in-person position with a Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm work schedule. Some night and weekend work will be required.
Alumni Jacquelynn and Bennet Dorrance have made a gift commitment of $5.4 million to endow the deanship of the University of Arizona College of Humanities to bring the humanities to the forefront of the University of Arizona's life and mission through a continuous and fearless spirit of open inquiry: https://humanities.arizona.edu/about/fearless-inquiries-project.
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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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.
Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as the primary academic advisor for incoming and continuing students to ensure successful progress to the completion of their degree
- Evaluate and apply transfer credit from other academic institutions
- Assess students' academic preparation and promote academic growth by determining suitable developmental tasks to assist students in attaining academic and career goals
- Provide guided, multi-term degree plans for each student through the course selection process
- Maintain plans of study and track progress to degree completion via UAccess
- Maintain and update student records efficiently and punctually
- Utilize student records, university data, and programming to promote student success
- Assist students with negotiating University, College, and program-level policies, processes and procedures, including letters and petitions, schedule changes, academic eligibility, services related to special needs, etc.
- Work closely with faculty and graduate teaching assistants to implement an intervention model that promptly identifies students in need of academic or social support and proactively connects them to campus resources needed to achieve their goals
- Participate in special projects and professional development to remain up-to-date on advising practices
- Maintain knowledge of curriculum, curriculum prerequisites, critical courses, level of difficulty and content
- Additional duties may be assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Excellent interpersonal communication, relationship building skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Extensive knowledge and application of academic advising principles, theories and concepts
- Complete knowledge of all job functions and the broad industry best practices, techniques, and standards
- Ability to exercise considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
- Ability to quickly learn and master new software and online reporting tools
- Knowledge of student development theory, outreach practices, and student success services
- Knowledge of and experience with other UA colleges and the University as a whole
- Bachelor's degree in a related field
- 3 years of relevant work experience, training, and/or education
- Experience utilizing UA Systems, advisor tools with UAccess, Analytics, etc.
- Master's Degree
- At least three years of experience providing academic advising and support to students in a post-secondary setting
- Demonstrated knowledge of and successful experience in providing academic advising or in teaching/counseling in higher education
- High level of technical proficiency
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: $38,892 - $43,500
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Daniel Gonzales, M.Ed
Director, BGS Advising
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please upload files to satisfy the resume and cover letter requirement for full consideration. Due to the application system formatting limitations, please do not free-type them in the application.
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, 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.