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Academic Advisor I

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022
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Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $49,000 – $51,000 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 ranges represent the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the ranges of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Posting Details

Posting Number


Position Title

Academic Advisor I

Position Number


Pay Grade


Employee Category

Professional staff



EClass Code

Full Time Professional Staff

Position Summary

The Academic Advisor I at MSU Denver is primarily responsible for advising a caseload of students on degree requirements and providing long-term degree planning. Academic advisors help students develop educational goals and define a career path, through use of a variety of advising approaches and tools. Further, they monitor student progress, making targeted outreach to students to address potential obstacles in retention and graduation. Academic advisors also participate in University wide and unit-specific advising initiatives.


Provide advising services to students (60%)
  • Conduct advising sessions with students, assist with course selection, scheduling and registration questions using advising-based technology.
  • Utilize knowledge of curriculum to help students with long-term degree planning.
  • Prepare and maintain advising documentation in the current student success/customer management system.
  • Refer students to appropriate University resources.
  • Provide basic information related to career planning, financial literacy, admissions and other applicable information related to student needs.
  • Teach students about electronic advising and registration tools and how to best utilize them for success (e.g. Degree Progress Reports, Student Hub, Student Success Collaborative suite, etc.).
  • Participates in New Student Orientation sessions and Registration events.
  • Participation in recruiting events may be required.

Monitor progress and retention of assigned students (20%)
  • Utilize advising-based systems to track and engage assigned students who are at-risk of not being retained (Early Alert).
  • Deliver appropriate student-centered outreach.
  • Participate in retention initiatives.

Professional development (15%)
  • Begin or continue building knowledge of advising techniques and approaches.
  • Participate in university-wide and unit specific advising professional development opportunities (e.g., advising retreats, NACADA webinars, conferences, etc.).
  • Serve on committees, councils, taskforces, etc. where appropriate.

Other duties as assigned (5%)
  • Assisting the program coordinator with overrides.
  • Other duties to be assigned by supervisor based on departmental needs.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience in a professional setting helping others reach their academic, professional, and/or personal goals
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to a diverse community (students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, prioritizing, and preparation skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in either Higher Education, College Personnel, Counseling, or an academic discipline
  • Experience using computer-based student information system(s) (e.g. Ellucian Banner, PeopleSoft, CampusVue, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency desirable
  • Experience working with and/or being sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population
Work Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with some occasional extended hours for events. While this position is an on campus role, there will be flexibility of some remote work opportunities and hybrid schedules (to be negotiated with the finalist).

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Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please see Special Instructions for more details.
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, one being a direct supervisor, and their contact information.

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

Talent Team Representative

Amy Hamik

Talent Team Representative E-mail


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.

MSU Denver is committed to creating and fostering a work environment and culture of belonging; we are proud of the work our employee affinity groups contribute to our culture. For more information on our employee affinity groups please visit this link .
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