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Academic Advisor II, School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences

University of Montana
Missoula, Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

Job Details

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The School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences (SLHOS) invites applications for an Academic Advisor II . This position will supervise the day-to-day management of the academic advising functions of the SLHOS School and serves as the primary undergraduate academic advisor from the point of entry in education until the student completes the associated multiple degree and certificate programs we offer: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders (BA CSD), Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Certificate, post-baccalaureate Leveling Certificate.

Required Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interprofessional skills. Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to learn detailed undergraduate curricula in SLHOS, the College of Health, University of Montana General Education curriculum, and graduation requirements.
  • Ability to advise students regarding a myriad of issues including course selection, withdrawals, appeals, and reinstatements.
  • Ability to identify appropriate support services such as tutoring and counseling.
  • Ability to collaborate on projects and handle conflict in a professional manner.
  • Ability to forge and foster a professional relationship with academic department chairs and advocate for students when appropriate.
  • Ability to maintain a consistent professional and personable demeanor.
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity and respect for cultural, linguistic, and neurocognitive differences.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently to achieve goals and meet deadlines in a work environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty, and administration.
  • Skills to gather, evaluate, and report data. Ability to keep all information in software systems up to date.
Minimum Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with academic advising.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in academic advising
  • Knowledge of the University of Montana and the College of Health
  • Knowledge of FERPA and HIPAA compliance laws.
  • Knowledge of University of Montana Advising software.
  • Experience working with “at risk” student populations.
About the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences, the College of Health, and the University of Montana

The mission of the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, & Occupational Sciences is to enrich lives and communities in rural mountain west and beyond through meaningful education, research, and service in the Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences. Our vision is to be leaders in improving lives and connecting communities through dynamic research, teaching, and clinical practice.

The University of Montana is a flagship research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Position Title: Academic Advisor II

Position Number: 067300

Department: School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year

Salary: $19.03/hr. Current employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department .

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

A complete application Includes:

  • Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  • Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  • Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

  • Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
    Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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