The University of Colorado, Boulder encourages applications for two
This role is responsible for building
relationships with students and
fostering success by providing multidisciplinary academic and
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).
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
- first-time, first-year and transfer students)
- Students who were not admitted to their college of choice.
- Prospective students, international students, and transfer
- Students who themselves between colleges or in need of
The Academic Advisor position focuses on exploration, discovery,
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
departments across campus, a commitment to professional growth and
and strong dedication to team collaboration and innovative problem
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
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Campus Partner Liaison, Strategic Planning & Student
- Individual and small group work with students (via scheduled
- 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
- are in academic difficulty. Advisors will follow all advising
protocols and utilize
- campus advising tools such as Buff Portal Advising and will
- 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
- Help students to assess their interests, values and academic
- Teach students how to navigate the systems, academic processes
- policies at CU-Boulder.
- Work with students to personalize their academic path,
including offering cocurricular.
- guidance that complements their goals and leading them in
- long-term planning.
- Offer availability to students’ overall support network,
- 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.
Cross-Campus First-Year Advising Network:
- 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.
- 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
What You Should Know
- Professional development, including but not limited to relevant
- mentoring opportunities, coursework, workshops, and
What We Can Offer
- This position offers a hybrid work schedule! Occasional
evening/weekend hours may be
- Position may be hired at one of two levels.
- We have two positions to fill.
- The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $53,045
- 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
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What We Require
- Professional 1 Level Qualifications: Completed
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and
What You Will Need
- 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 We Would Like You to Have
- Positive and Professional Approach
- Interpersonal Skills
- Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years of professional, related
- Master’s Degree in higher education administration, student
affairs, or related field.
- One (1) year of professional, related experience working with
students outside the
- Experience managing student success initiatives in a higher
- 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.
To Apply, Please Submit the Following Materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and
responsibilities of the position.
- 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
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
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Boulder Campus Human Resources
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