The University Exploration & Advising Center (UEAC)
CU Boulder invites applications for an Academic Advisor
There are multiple openings available for this role.
Successful candidates will build relationships with students and
foster success by providing multidisciplinary academic and
developmental advising for exploratory undergraduates with
interests across all colleges and schools. These positions are part
of a collaborative team of academic advisors and coaches in the
University Exploration and
Advising Center (UEAC)
and work 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.
Students with whom these positions will specialize include those
who were not admitted to their college of choice, prospective
students, international students, and transfer students;
populations that finds themselves between colleges or in need of
These positions focus on exploration, discovery, and encouraging
connection with students, which requires a specialized knowledge
base across many fields, as well as a keen understanding of related
functional areas. Other important aspects of the role include
collaborating closely with individuals and departments across
campus, a dedication to professional growth, development, and
innovation; as well as, a strong dedication to team
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 University Exploration & Advising Center (UEAC)
first-year advising unit at CU Boulder designed to work with
students in exploring and transitioning to a variety of academic
paths. The UEAC partners with all the colleges on campus and works
with students in discovering any number of interests and possible
outcomes while at CU Boulder. The unit primarily serves students
specifically assigned to UEAC advisors, but also offers support to
various other transitioning student groups on campus. The UEAC is
part of the Office of Undergraduate Education (UE), whose charge is
to examine the entire undergraduate student experience, assess
outcomes, identify gaps, and launch and support student-facing
campus initiatives. For more information, please see: https://www.colorado.edu/office-undergraduate-education/
We are looking for collaborative, student centered candidates who
will support the academic exploration of all undergraduate students
through advising and guided decision-making to empower individuals
to reach their goals. Through relationship building UEAC advisors
connect students to campus resources, cultivate growth mindset and
encourage self-reflection. The ideal candidate should value and
promote integrity, inclusivity and innovation to the campus
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Individual and small group work via scheduled appointments,
walk-ins, 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,
use campus advising tools such as Buff Portal Advising and maintain
a multidisciplinary knowledge base.
Cross-Campus First Year Advising Network
- 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
- Teach students how to navigate the systems, academic processes
and policies at CU-Boulder.
- Assist students with personalizing their academic path,
including offering cocurricular mentorship that complements their
goals and leads them in effective long-term planning.
- Advisors also offer availability to students’ overall support
network, including parents. In addition to one-on-one interactions,
the individuals in this position will work with students in group
settings via workshops, presentations, and for-credit courses such
as FYXP 1000: Academic Exploration & Critical Decision Making
and FYXP 1500: First Year Success Seminar.
Actively engage in planning and collaboration as a member of the
cross-campus First Year Advising Network. Assist with the
development of first year advising student learning outcomes and
ongoing assessment. Contribute to and participate in pivotal
initiatives and goals related to campus-wide first-year advising.
Ensure alignment with key elements of the first-year advising
model. Proactively develop knowledge of best methods related to
first-year student transition, retention, and advising. Share that
knowledge with others and work to implement practices
Planning Strategically and Student Success
Planning and collaboration with the UEAC team, including regular
team meetings, trainings and evaluation. This will include targeted
meetings with specific constituents as well as attendance at
greater organizational meetings and participation in cross-campus
committees as needed.
Professional development that may include: Relevant conferences,
mentoring opportunities, coursework, workshops, and research.
What You Should Know
This position is anticipated to work a hybrid remote/in-person
What We Can Offer
The annual salary for this position is $48,000-$52,000.
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
Be collaborative. Be proactive. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What You Will Need
- Completed Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or
university and a minimum of one (1) year of professional, related
experience; OR a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or
university. An equivalent combination of education and experience
- Experience with student success initiatives.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Proven interpersonal excellence with colleagues and
- Customer service mentality and positivity.
- Empowerment, inclusivity, integrity, collaboration, and
- Experience applying student development theory.
- Bachelor’s degree and (3) years of professional, related
experience OR a completed Master’s degree in higher education
administration or related field, and (1) year of relevant
professional experience working with students outside the
- Experience managing student success efforts in a higher
- Classroom teaching experience.
- Experience working with students on the CU Boulder campus.
- Familiarity with CU Boulder majors, minors, certificate
programs and undergraduate policies.
To apply, please combine and submit the following materials in
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and
responsibilities of the position.
- A short essay (no more than one page) that addresses the
- "Our unit recognizes that our mission is strengthened by
contributions from varied perspectives. Describe what your
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by October 28, 2021
Application materials will not be accepted via
email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
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