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Academic Advisor I

Categories: South Central Region 7


Undergraduate Advising Center


University of Kansas

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Position Description

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is a unit within Undergraduate Studies, reporting through the Office of the Provost. The UAC provides comprehensive academic advising services for new, deciding, and pre-professional students in a variety of majors across the Lawrence campus and is staffed by professional advisors, support staff, graduate assistants, peer advisors, and part-time faculty and staff personnel.The person in this position is responsible for knowledge of and compliance with Board of Regents and University policies regarding daily job-related activities applicable to the position.


90% - Provide individual and group academic advising to assigned new, deciding, and pre-professional students.

  • Advise students on the development and selection of course schedules consistent with students' educational goals.
  • Assist deciding students in developing appropriate educational goals and successfully choosing an academic major consistent with students' educational goals.
  • Assist students with completion of financial aid appeals, probation agreements, graduation plans, etc.
  • Provide outreach to students as needed in addition to providing appropriate follow-up and referral to University offices and resources.
  • Provide advisement to all students as necessary including those that may not be assigned to the advisor.
  • Provide academic advising for new freshmen, transfer, and readmitted students during New Student Orientation sessions.
  • Serve as a liaison to a specific department, college or school and share resources and knowledge with other UAC staff.

10% - Perform programmatic duties that best serves the students and supports the office mission.

  • Assume other duties as assigned which may include:
  • Taking on special projects, serving on or leading committees, or fulfill a specific role of program responsibilities based upon the strengths and interests of the advisor and the needs of the office.
  • Deliver programs that help students explore course enrollment, major, and/or career choices as well as other topics related to academic success .
  • Teach a section of UNIV 101, PRE 210, LA&S 292, or other courses related to academic success as opportunity and demand allows.

Application Process

A complete application consists of:1.) A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.2.) Resume3.) 3 Professional ReferencesIncomplete applications will not be considered.Deadline for applications is Sunday, February 4, 2018.

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Leslie Wilson

Administrative Associate, Undergraduate Advising Center


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with three years of relevant experience OR Master’s degree with one year of experience in academic advising, career counseling, student services, teaching, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in higher education, counseling, or related field.
  • Minimum one year experience in academic advising or career counseling for undergraduate students.
  • Diverse professional and/or academic experience with institutions of higher learning as demonstrated by application materials.
  • Minimum six (6) months experience with university-wide academic program requirements and university procedures as evidenced by work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic issues of undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant computerized student information and communication systems.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal communication and organizational skills.