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Academic Advising Professional II, Mining and Geological Engineering

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

Posting Number: req11820

Department: Mining & Geological Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Mining and Geological Department (MGE) is seeking a candidate to fill an Academic Advising Professional II position. This is a full-time position providing academic advising to prospective and current College of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students. The Academic Advising Professional II will advise Mining and Geological Engineering undergraduate majors including traditional students (US and international students who began their college career as freshmen at UA), transfer students, graduate students and sponsored scholarship students. The Advisor will monitor students' academic progress and completion of degree requirements with adherence to policies and procedures required by the Department, College, and the University. The Advisor will assist students in developing academic progress plans and advises on alternative plans if needed. Administrative, communication and outreach responsibilities as related to undergraduate advising, recruitment, retention, and work with department's undergraduate committees.

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

  • Provide academic advising to graduate and undergraduate student to ensure theyare meeting degree requirements, educational plans, choosing courses, andexploring major, minor, and career options.
  • Coordinate graduate applications foradmission to the academic programs.
  • Provide timely and accurate advising to graduate and undergraduate students through in-person appointments, zoom, or other appropriate platforms.
  • Assist students in creating a degree plan for their chosen major and establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.
  • Assess individual student's stage of development (academic and career) and promote their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks.
  • Utilize advising technology including UAccess, UAccess Analytics and Trellis and work within FERPA guidelines.
  • Maintain student records, provide dataand reports as requested.
  • Participate in freshman and transfer student orientations which includes evaluating academic credentials for transfer credit or graduation requirements.
  • Change of Major: assist students in changing majors from No Major Selected in the College of Engineering or from majors outside of the college to mining and geological engineering.
  • Advanced Standing: Review requirements and advise students on fulfillment of any deficiencies.
  • Approve and certify student's programs of study for fulfillment of graduation requirements; approve and verify proposed changes to programs and assist students in their completion; determine if all requirements such as major, grade point average and total units have been met.
  • Update student advisement reports.
  • Determine academic eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree and identify current or potential problem areas.
  • Assist students in identifying factors that contribute to roadblocks to academic progress.
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources.
  • Apply appropriate retention strategies to support student's efforts.
  • Develop, organize, and maintain files for students at each academic level and provide information and statistical data upon request to the department and college.
  • Develop and distribute a weekly newsletter to undergraduates including opportunities for students to further their academic and professional goals.
  • Attend College of Engineering advising meetings and professional development activities. Attend other relevant college, campus, and Tucson area meetings.
  • Work with departmental undergraduate curriculum committees.
  • Assist academic team in developing and maintaining Advising D2L.
  • Coordinate career contracts and opportunities between students and corporate partners.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in higher education.
  • Experience working with undergraduate students.

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: $42,620 - $55,833 (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

Kramer Luxbacher

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

References, including one from the current/most recent supervisor will be requested from finalist.

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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