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Academic Advisor, UEAC

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 29, 2023

Job Summary

The University of Colorado, Boulder encourages applications for two UEAC Academic

Advisor positions! This role is responsible for building relationships with students and
fostering success by providing multidisciplinary academic and developmental advising
for exploratory undergraduates with potential interests across all colleges, schools and
programs at CU Boulder. This position is part of a collaborative team of academic
advisors in the University Exploration and Advising Center (UEAC). This exploratory
advising role works with specific student populations to empower and support them in
exploration and decision-making toward their choice of a major and an outlay of goals
for their collegiate career at CU-Boulder and beyond.
UEAC Advisors will work with the following populations:
  • Current and admitted students in the Program in Exploratory Studies (including
  • first-time, first-year and transfer students)
  • Students who were not admitted to their college of choice.
  • Prospective students, international students, and transfer students.
  • Students who themselves between colleges or in need of campus-wide
  • exploration.

The Academic Advisor position focuses on exploration, discovery, and supportive
connection with students, which requires a specialized knowledge base across many
disciplines as well as a keen understanding of related functional areas. Other important
aspects of this role include classroom teaching, liaising with individuals and
departments across campus, a commitment to professional growth and development,
and strong dedication to team collaboration and innovative problem solving.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Program in Exploratory Studies (PES) provides the resources and guidance to help
students discover and shape their academic and career journey. PES is designed to
assist students in successfully choosing their best-fit academic major. We help students
explore their options and decide on a path of what they want to do at CU Boulder. PES
is a phenomenal opportunity for students who are unsure of their major interests or who
are pursuing a more competitive major that does not allow direct entry.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Student Support:
  • Individual and small group work with students (via scheduled appointments, dropins,
  • phone and email interactions) and related administrative duties; student traffic
  • will vary over the course of the year so included in this role is proactive outreach
  • and engagement with students who have not been in for an appointment and/or
  • are in academic difficulty. Advisors will follow all advising protocols and utilize
  • campus advising tools such as Buff Portal Advising and will maintain a
  • multidisciplinary knowledge base.
  • Advisors will:
    • Assist students in planning for and making informed decisions about a choice
    • of major, intended college outcomes, and potential career or graduate school
    • direction.
    • Help students to assess their interests, values and academic skills.
    • Teach students how to navigate the systems, academic processes and
    • policies at CU-Boulder.
    • Work with students to personalize their academic path, including offering cocurricular.
    • guidance that complements their goals and leading them in regular
    • long-term planning.
    • Offer availability to students’ overall support network, including parents.
    • Work with students in group settings via workshops, presentations, and forcredit
    • courses such as FYXP 1500, FYXP 1100, and FYXP 1000 on a
    • semester basis.

Campus Partner Liaison, Strategic Planning & Student Success Initiatives:
  • Serve as a liaison to key campus partners including regular meetings and sharing of information between partner office and internal team. Participate in planning and collaboration with the UEAC team, including regular team meetings, trainings and evaluation. Staff also attend larger organizational meetings and participate in cross-campus committees as applicable, as well as supporting ongoing student success initiatives within the UEAC and/or the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Cross-Campus First-Year Advising Network:
  • Actively engage in planning and collaboration as a member of the cross-campus First-Year Advising Network, which includes regular meetings and trainings. Assist with the development of first-year advising student learning outcomes and ongoing assessment. Contribute to and participate in critical initiatives and goals related to campus-wide first-year advising and ensure alignment with key elements of the campus-wide first-year advising model. Proactively develop knowledge of best practices related to first-year student transition, retention, and advising. Share that knowledge with others and work to implement practices aligned with that knowledge.
Professional Development:
  • Professional development, including but not limited to relevant conferences,
  • mentoring opportunities, coursework, workshops, and research.
What You Should Know
  • This position offers a hybrid work schedule! Occasional evening/weekend hours may be
  • required.
  • Position may be hired at one of two levels.
  • We have two positions to fill.
What We Can Offer
  • The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $53,045 annually.
    • The salary is dependent on Professional level offered.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Professional 1 Level Qualifications: Completed Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional 2 Level Qualifications: Completed Bachelor's Degree and at least 12 months of professional advising/coaching or related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will substitute.
What You Will Need
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Empowerment
  • Inclusivity
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Positive and Professional Approach
  • Student-centered
  • Interpersonal Skills
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years of professional, related experience.
  • Master’s Degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or related field.
  • One (1) year of professional, related experience working with students outside the
  • classroom.
  • Experience managing student success initiatives in a higher education setting.
  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience working with students on the CU Boulder campus and familiarity with CU Boulder majors, minors, and certificate programs and undergraduate policies and processes.
  • Experience managing parent concerns.
  • Experience with student success initiatives.
  • Experience applying student development theory.
Special Instructions

To Apply, Please Submit the Following Materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
  3. A short essay (no more than 1 page) that addresses the following statement: "Our unit recognizes that our mission is strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice."

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by December 22, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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