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Academic Advisor I, Interdisciplinary Studies

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

Posting Number: req10538

Department: Humanities Administration

Location: Main Campus

Address: Bartlett Academic Success Center, 1435 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The College of Humanities (COH) seeks excellent applicants to fill the position of Academic Advisor I. 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.

This position supports progress, retention, and engagement of students majoring in Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Programs. Interdisciplinary Studies degrees prepare students to think critically and analytically across a wide range of disciplines or fields of study. Students take the majority of their courses in an Emphasis with the remaining courses taken in 3 different Concentrations. The Emphasis and the Concentration themes are 1) Arts, Media, & Entertainment 2) Economy and Industry 3) Global and Intercultural Understanding 4) Science, Technology, Health and Society 5) Social Behavior and Human Understanding 6) Sports and Society 7) Study of the U.S. and the American Experience.

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 Interdisciplinary 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 Bennett 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:

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

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 and Abilities

  • Knowledge of student development theory, outreach practices, and student success services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and successful experience in providing academic advising or in teaching/counseling in higher education
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience, training, and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • More than 1 year of relevant work experience, training, and/or education
  • Experience utilizing UA Systems, advisor tools with Uaccess, Analytics, etc.
  • Experience with other UA colleges and the University as a whole
  • Demonstrated technical experience
  • Master's Degree

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: $38,054 - $43,000

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

Daniel Gonzales, M.Ed

Director, IDS 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.

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, 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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