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Academic Advisor I

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Department of English


University of Arizona

Date Posted:


Close Date:

Open Until Filled; Review Begins 09/20/2017

Position Description

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences is seeking applicants for an undergraduate academic advisor position to work primarily with the Department of English.

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences is committed to student success with Academic Advisors uniquely positioned to pro-actively work with undergraduate students to identify academic interests, engagement opportunities, and career goals as they move toward the successful completion of their degrees. Academic Advisors must balance a student advising load while also supporting their designated department(s), the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, and the University of Arizona.

Academic Advisors must be intellectually engaged with their designated department(s) as well as knowledgeable of the academic programs of study offered across the college. They are responsible for degree program administration, the management of student records, tracking students, student retention, recruitment, recognition, and engagement. Academic Advisors are also responsible for communicating with their student populations through UA email and social media as well as assisting in creating and maintaining accurate curriculum guides/plans of study, course offerings, webpage content, and other outreach materials. This position requires technical competency, dedication to a team approach, personal accountability, accuracy, timeliness, and excellent communication skills.


  • Provide individualized academic advising for a designated cohort of incoming and continuing students (recruitment/retention) to ensure successful progress to the completion of their degree.

  • Maintain knowledge of curriculum, curriculum pre-requisites, critical courses, level of difficulty, and content.

  • Evaluate and apply transfer credit from other academic institutions.

  • Maintain and update student records efficiently and punctually.

  • Utilize student records, university data, and programming to promote student success.

  • Inform students about,and interpret, University, College and program-level academic policies and procedures.

  • In their work with students, Advisors will follow a developmental model of advising in assisting students to establish realistic and attainable academic and career goals.

  • In promoting student engagement, connect students to opportunities available both within their departments and across the College/University; Advise and assist students in identifying and registering for internships.

  • Utilize an integrative learning approach in conversations with students that connect coursework with co-curricular and extra-curricular interests and involvement.

  • As a primary liaison, connect students with academic and student affairs resources including; provide follow to ensure student satisfaction and effectiveness of campus resources/services; maintain knowledge and build relationships with various representatives from academic and student affairs.

  • Represents the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the University of Arizona at admissions, recruitment, and community events; prepares materials; gives presentations.

  • Prepares materials and presents information for new student orientation.

  • Participate in and collaborate on the planning/execution of events for potential, incoming, and current undergraduate students.

  • Attend departmental undergraduate curriculum committee meetings; provides feedback and offers support to the department(s) in all areas of the undergraduate student experience.

  • Attend college-wide advising team meetings as well as training/professional-development workshops. Participate in the SBSConvocation ceremonies in both Winter and Summer.

  • Attend monthly UPAC - University Professional Advising Council meetings; attends campus-wide trainings/professional development programing as appropriate.

  • Teach student success, exploratory, probation courses.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Application Information

Institution Information

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Additional Information

$43,000 Annually

Contact Information



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field (e.g., social sciences, social work, counseling, or higher education) and 0-2 years of experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years of academic advising experience with preference given to advising experience at the University of Arizona.
  • Proficiency with UAccess Analytics and UAccess software.