Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Instructional and Student Support


University of Hawaii - Maui College

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Position Description



  1. Recruit and enroll students in accordance with University of Hawaii admissions procedures.
  2. Organize workshops and events on topics relating to higher education including preparing for college, placement testing, benefits of early admit programs, academic success strategies, and financial aid.
  3. Manage procurement processes including payment of student tuition and books and purchasing of program equipment and supplies.
  4. Maintain consistent and effective communication with students, families, schools and community partners involved in the project.
  5. Coordinate partnerships with local schools and community agencies to host workshops, recruitment, enrollment and transitional activities.
  6. Foster strong student retention rates by providing mentorship and promoting access to academic support tools and resources (tutoring, technology support, learning tools, etc.).
  7. Create evaluation methods and systems for tracking student and program data for reporting.
  8. Provide daily supervision of the Program Mentor.
  9. Other duties as assigned

Application Process

Institution Information

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Additional Information


Contact Information

  1. Kelley Dudoit; 808-553-4490;


Required Qualifications

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Education, Counseling, Hawaiian Studies, Business, Social Science, or related field and 0 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for working with college and/or high school students; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  • Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of education and/or project management demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.
  • Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with working in an educational setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the field of education and/or project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience in data gathering, analysis, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently coordinate programs and events.
  • Experience in marketing and/or program recruitment.
  • Experience in providing educational services, counseling, mentoring or other assistance to individuals, including to minority or disadvantaged groups.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, on- and off-campus settings.
  • Experience working with diverse populations including individuals from minority, low-income and/or rural settings.
  • Experience working with secondary aged students.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate spreadsheet and presentation software as well as utilize the Internet for information retrieval and navigate web-based software.