Job Positions

Junior Specialist

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Honors Program


University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa  

Date Posted:


Close Date:

Continous/Review begins March 15th 2016

Position Description
Faculty Specialist/Academic Advisor

Other Conditions: Appointment to begin approximately June 2016
Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs’ office in academic policy development regarding undergraduates in formulating and assessing academic and career goals
Advise Honors and Regent and Presidential Scholar students on curricular requirements, academic options, policies and procedures
Conduct group and individual advising sessions and workshops for undergraduates and prospective students
Prepare and present information sessions for small groups and large audiences
Prepare detailed degree audits to assess student academic progress
Assist in planning, implementing, and managing academic advising support programs and services
Assist in the development and evaluation of academic advising policies and procedures
Write a variety of correspondence and program descriptions and proposals
Possible evening and/or off-campus assignmentsOther duties as assigned

Application Information
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, names and contact information (including email address) of 3 professional references, and official transcripts (copies acceptable, but official transcripts are required upon hire) to the address below. Electronic applications are preferred - submit to

Institution Information
Office of Undergraduate Education
Honors Program
2600 Campus Road, QLC 213
Honolulu, HI 96822

Contact Information
Siobhán Ní Dhonacha



Required Qualifications 
Master's degree in liberal arts discipline or B.A. in an academic discipline and Master's degree in higher education
One year of effective college teaching
Academic advising experience
Knowledge of post-secondary curricula and academic requirements
Familiarity with current research regarding advising issues and advising models
Knowledge of retention and graduation issues in higher education
Knowledge of student development theory
Demonstrated ability to facilitate groupsMust have strong computer skills, including use of internet, e-mail, and word processing
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Strong organization skills
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and see tasks to completion
Ability to work as part of a team and uphold established policies and procedures

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of university wide academic programs
One year or more of demonstrated experience in a managerial, coordinative/supervisory position
Familiarity with spreadsheet software
Commitment to working with multi-cultural student body
Concern for students, their careers and goals