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Academic Advisor I & II (multiple positions)

Human Resources

Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants to serve as academic advisors for the students at our institution. We are currently hiring several Academic Advisor I and II positions. Currently, we have opportunities in our Department of Nursing as well as Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies. We may have future opportunities within our College of Business and other departments on campus.

Academic Advisors at MSU Denver are 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. The advisors 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.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the Academic Advisor II at MSU Denver works with advising leadership, immediate supervisors, and faculty and/or staff where appropriate, to understand advising and retention data and student success implementation strategies. Assisting with and/or participating in recruiting events may also be required.

Examples of Work Performed

Providing advising services to a diverse group of students
  • 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.).
  • Participate in New Student Orientation sessions and Registration events.
  • Participate in recruiting events.
Monitor progress and retention of assigned students
  • 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 with a lens towards diversity and inclusivity.
  • Participate in retention initiatives.
Professional development
  • Build 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

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties may change based on level and business need.

Required Qualifications

Academic Advisor I
  • 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
Academic Advisor II
  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience as a full-time academic advisor
  • Experience using computer-based student information system(s) (e.g. Ellucian Banner, PeopleSoft, CampusVue, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with advising techniques or approaches at an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to a diverse university community (students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
Preferred Qualifications

Academic Advisor I
  • 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
Academic Advisor II
  • Master’s degree in either Higher Education, College Personnel, Counseling, or an academic discipline
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency desirable
  • Experience working with and/or being sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population
  • Demonstrated experience in accessing, understanding, and/or using student data for successful outcomes
  • Experience assisting with developing and/or leading trainings, workshops or presentations
Work Hours/Type

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. While these positions are on campus roles, there may be flexibility of some remote work opportunities and hybrid schedules (subject to supervisor approval).

Salary for Announcement

The salary ranges for these positions have been established at:
Academic Advisor I: $49,000 – $51,000
Academic Advisor II: $50,000 – $55,000

The salaries of the finalists selected for these roles will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, training, and qualifications.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit the benefits section below.

Instructions to Apply

These positions are open until filled. Please apply through MSU Denver Careers , and search for JR101416. Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday profile by selecting the Career tab within the Menu and searching 'Find Jobs'.

Applications that do not include the following required documents may not receive full consideration:

1. Resume

2. Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field; multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.

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

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting RepresentativeTanya Rogowsky

Posting Representative


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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