The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut seeks applicants for a full-time position as an Academic Advisor (Academic Advisor 2). Under the supervision of the CLAS Academic Services Center Director, the incumbent will perform a variety of advising and administrative, including assessment of advising services and student performance to support various functions in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Advise students in specific curriculum decisions, including the appropriate choice and scheduling of courses, selection or change of major or minor, requirements/deadlines, and related matters.
- Provide support to academically "at-risk" students.
- Refers students to other student success services such as Career Services and Counseling and Mental Health Services, as appropriate.
- Serve as a resource for students, faculty, parents, and others having questions about programs or academic policies and make referrals as appropriate.
- Coordinates and implements programs to promote the retention of students.
- Audit student records to determine progress toward meeting academic requirements and to assess eligibility to graduate.
- Assist in planning and implementing registration activities, orientation programs, and other activities, as assigned.
- Review and makes recommendations regarding warning, probation, or dismissal.
- Process changes to student records via PeopleSoft, maintain accurate student files and initiate and process paperwork.
- Maintain appropriate files and records, which may be computerized, and assist in compiling statistical reports.
- Manage/assess data to recommend or implement modifications to practices and procedures to improve efficiency and quality.
- Assist in writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials.
- Act as dean’s designee on matters relating to degree requirements.
- Serve on departmental, College, and University committees, as required.
- Support departmental advising.
- Performs related duties as required.
- Master’s degree in liberal arts and sciences, or a related field.
- Two years of post-baccalaureate experience in academic counseling or advising.
- Experience in managing, compiling, and assessing data to inform advising practices.
- Experience in data analysis and report writing.
- Good communication skills and ability to relate well to students, faculty, and/or parents.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ph.D. degree in liberal arts and sciences, higher education and student affairs, or related field.
- Ability to formulate research questions and gather relevant data.
- Three or more years of post-graduate experience in academic counseling or advising undergraduate students in an academic setting.
- Experience counseling or advising academically at-risk students in a higher education setting.
- Knowledge of undergraduate programs and degree requirements at the University of Connecticut.
- Experience working with Peoplesoft or with other similar higher education systems.
This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate's background and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496701 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 26, 2022.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.