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Academic Advising Professional I - Physiology

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

Posting Number: req10126

Department: Physiology

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1713 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Physiology is seeking a dedicated candidate to join our Advising team in the position of an Academic Advisor I. The selected candidate will maintain institutional knowledge and expertise in resources available to students to assist them with their undergraduate experience. The position serves as the front-line contact for undergraduate students for academic advising and partners 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 to ensure successful completion of the Physiology and Medical Sciences BS degree. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Academic Advising.

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

  • Advises students and determines whether degree requirements have been fulfilled.
  • Assesses individual students' stage of development (academic and career) and promotes their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks.
  • Supports students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.
  • Assists undergraduate students in determining educational plans, choosing courses, and exploring majors, minors, and career options.
  • Identifies educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists student with evaluating each option, including possible outcomes and their implications.
  • Uses University systems, maintains student files and records and advisors notes.
  • Maintains knowledge of regulations and policies that impact students' educational options.
  • Works closely with faculty 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required. Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

*Master's degree in a field related to area of assignment. *Previous experience serving undergraduate students in academic advising or other student-related services at the University of Arizona or a similar higher education institution. *Experience utilizing UA Systems, advisor tools with UAccess, Analytics, etc. *Ability to work effectively in a team environment. *Ability to handle confidential information with discretion. *Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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: $42,000 - $44,000

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

Maggie Ramirez |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please include 3 references for the additional document.

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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