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Academic Advisor

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023

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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Academic Affairs

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Regular

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Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:CAS STEM Advising

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Summary of Job Duties:The Academic Advisor assists with academic and career advising and planning, registration, graduation application processes, special events, and recruitment and retention functions. The position reports to the Director of the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center - (two positions to be filled).


Required Education and/or Work Experience: Bachelor’s degree. Two years of experience in higher education administration working directly with students.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: Candidates with professional work experience in academic advising, career planning, enrollment, instructional technology, student records, admissions, or financial aid. Banner experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to disseminate educational and career information to groups and individuals.
  • Ability to work in a quality-focused service environment with excellent organizational skills, customer service, and in a professional manner.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Completes a range of advising, recruitment, and retention tasks.
  • Assist students with major, course selection, and graduation requirements while providing career counseling and academic advising assistance.
  • Completes graduation applications.
  • Implements assessment of academic advising system that makes efficient use of the EAB tools (SAP academic plans, advising rosters, registration for special groups, add/drops, course substitutions, financial aid warning, ROAR First-Year Advising Center advising transition check-ins, transfer check-ins, and special populations throughout the semester for a more holistic advising experience, etc.).
  • Maintains an effective communication system with students.
  • Creates alerts in Navigate and records advising notes in Navigate
  • Maintains student records (increasingly electronically).
  • Reviews the academic standing of students for possible intervention, support, and referrals.
  • Be aware of the unique advising and career counseling needs of diverse subpopulations of students.
  • Manages faculty advising rosters and assigns/reassigns students to faculty advisors.
  • Conducts online advising with distance learners.
  • Promotes and maintains a working knowledge of current career exploration and employment trends.
  • Assists with special events and retention functions to ensure student success.
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Assists with data collection for the Academic Advising Center and assists the College with assessment, research, reports, and special projects.
Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Other duties as assigned.
Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating to foster teamwork and provide leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.

Additional Information:

Working Relationships: They work collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, the ROAR First Year Advising Center, the Center for Student Success and Retention, and the UAFS Academic Advising Council to ensure that students have a comprehensive, professional, and personalized advising experience. Advisors also work with academic support services across campus that assist students in developing time management skills, writing and reading skills, and other skills-based attributes.

List Employees Supervised: NA

Special Job Dimensions: NA

Background Check Requirements. This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. Background checks and drug screening information will be confidential, non-discriminatory, and consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:For full consideration, please apply by June 7, 2023.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Human Resources 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:N/A

Benefits Eligible:Yes

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