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Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


College of Engineering and Applied Sciences


University of Colorado - Boulder

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Position Description

Professional advisors assist students in making informed decisions about a choice of major; advise students about the nature and content of the curricula and disciplines; help students to assess their interests, values, and academic skills and to understand these in relation to major choice and potential future career/graduate school options; teach students how to navigate the systems, academic processes and policies at CU-Boulder; help students to become contributing members of the CU community; and prepare students to take responsibility for making their own decisions about courses, academic programs, and long-term plans. This position is responsible for providing academic and developmental advising for undergraduates in the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) Department of the College of Engineering & Applied Science. The position will have a regular caseload, the numbers of which may vary from year to year as enrollment fluctuates. The positon will be charged with developing and implementing advising strategies and interventions to enhance the performance and retention of undergraduate students that support the undergraduate educational mission of the department and college. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire. 



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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and one year of professional-level experience as an academic advisor in higher education. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in education, counseling, or a related field.
  • Experience working with STEM students in a higher education setting.
  • Familiarity with cognitive development theory and with its application to the advisement of college students.
  • Experience interacting with parents of college students.
  • Familiarity with university's student information systems (e.g., Campus Solutions, degree audit system, etc.).
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students from around the world.