Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist

Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Enrollment Management

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $40,352 per year or higher depending on experience and education

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist provides support and education to elevate students' learning experience at the University of Idaho. The Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist fosters student success by building positive and professional student relationships and implementing proactive strategies that help students fulfill their educational goals. The Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist will have content expertise in the College of Agriculture & Life Science (CALS) academic programs and help students select courses and engage in opportunities consistent with their developing goals and interests. This position will also support students' timely progress toward degree completion. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, providing information and clarification regarding university academic policies, creating rapport and building academic advising relationships, and referring students to appropriate campus resources.
This position is expected to work collaboratively with university partners to ensure students have access to all campus support and enrichment opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience delivering student-centered customer service.
• Experience presenting information clearly and concisely to individuals, small, and large groups.
• Experience compiling and analyzing information for leadership/administrative decisions.
• Experience interpreting and applying standards and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Degree or professional experience in a related discipline
• Master’s Degree
• Demonstrated experience providing academic advising in a higher education setting.
• Experience working successfully with diverse students and colleagues.
• Experience establishing and maintaining quality professional relationships.
• Experience analyzing information to identify and define problems/alternatives and developing recommendations.
• Knowledge of University of Idaho academic rules and regulations for undergraduate level advising.
• Knowledge of student development theory and advising best practices.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, complex ideas in a manner that adapts to student needs and to articulate program requirements to a variety of audiences, including students, parents, faculty, and campus partners.
• Ability to display strong organizational skills in to successfully manage competing prioritizes.
• Ability to work independently and take initiative with new and existing projects.
• Ability to motivate, encourage, and support students to recognize their potential and meet challenges.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP002760P

Posting Date: 03/30/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled; however, applications received on or before April 18, 2021 will receive first consideration. Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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