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Type of Position:
Professional Staff - Academic Affairs
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,
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
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
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
CAS STEM Advising
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
Required Education and/or Work Experience:
degree. Two years of experience in higher education administration
working directly with students.
Preferred Education and/or Work Experience:
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:
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- 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
Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Completes a range of advising, recruitment, and retention
- Assist students with major, course selection, and graduation
requirements while providing career counseling and academic
- 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
- 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
- Participates in professional development activities.
- Assists with data collection for the Academic Advising Center
and assists the College with assessment, research, reports, and
- 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.
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:
Special Job Dimensions:
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
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional
References (name, email, business title), Resume,
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 https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
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
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:
Frequent Physical Activity:
Occasional Physical Activity: