Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist - CLAS

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Number A01666 Position Title Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist - CLAS Position Number E00948 Salary for Announcement
The salary range for this position is $37,400 – $46,800. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package. Pay Grade Employee Category Professional staff Department College of LAS-Office EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff Position Summary
Metropolitan State University of Denver is currently accepting applications to fill two Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist positions within the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences ( CLAS ). One of these positions will work with students in the departments of Biology and Chemistry & Biochemistry; the other position will work with students in the Art, Music, and Theatre & Dance departments.

The Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist ( AARS ) is responsible for helping incoming and continuing students using developmental advising techniques. The AARS will help students determine an appropriate academic path, including selecting an appropriate major, choosing classes, and beginning to define a career path. In collaboration with chairs and other faculty members in the academic departments served, the AARS will make targeted outreach to students to identify potential obstacles to retention and graduation. The AARS also helps plan and deliver University-wide and College-wide advising programs and initiatives, such as new student orientation advising, support for General Studies, support for CLAS curricular initiatives, and support for the University’s Hispanic Serving Institution initiative.

IND208 Duties/Responsibilities
Provide Advising Services to Students in the Assigned Areas: (50%)
• Conduct individual advising sessions with students
• Assist with course selection, scheduling, and registration
• Help students with long-term degree planning
• Help students begin or continue career planning process
• Refer students to appropriate University resources

Monitor Progress of Assigned Students (20%)
• Identify students who are not reaching program milestones as defined by department chairs or faculty advising coordinators
• Design and implement appropriate interventions
• Prepare reports on student progress

Provide Support for University Initiatives/Programs such as:
• New student orientation
• Recruitment
• General education requirements
• Hispanic Serving Institution

Professional Development (10%)
• Remain up to date on advising systems and trends in developmental advising
• Become/remain knowledgeable about the curriculum over time
• Make appropriate use of technology as it changes

Other Duties as Assigned (5%) Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Demonstrated experience with developmental advising techniques (or equivalent experience) at an accredited institution

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications. Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in either Higher Education, College Personnel, Counseling, or related field OR an academic discipline taught in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
• Experience working with and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse urban student population including, but not limited to, students of color, LGBTQIA students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, Military Veterans, and English-language learners
• Demonstrated experience working with advising software platforms (e.g. Student Success Collaborative, GradesFirst, Starfish, or similar)
• Working knowledge of student information system software (e.g. Ellucian Banner, PeopleSoft, DegreeWorks, CampusVue, etc.)
• Demonstrated experience in program assessment
• Demonstrated experience in visual and performing arts advising
• Demonstrated experience using social media technology in advising
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency Work Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00 with some occasional extended hours for events. Posting date 07/09/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 07/23/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant, you must apply via the online application system, .

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Tanya Rogowsky Talent Team Representative E-mail Benefits
MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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