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Academic Advisor Position #300139

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Academic Advising Center


University of Colorado Denver

Date Posted:

Apr 11 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

April 22, 2019

Position Description

  • University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Academic Advising Center
  • Academic Advisor Position #300139 - Requisition 16125

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center has an opening for a full time University Staff (unclassified) Academic Advisor position. Position Emphasis: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes academic advising is integral to fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of the university. The person in this position will collaborate with a team of academic advisors, faculty, and administrators to support students from entry to graduation. Members of the CLAS Academic Advising team share a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; student advocacy; and student success. Strong candidates for this position will be prepared to articulate their passion for supporting diverse college students through a developmental and culturally responsive orientation to academic advising. Additionally, strong candidates will demonstrate their experience working effectively and collaboratively as part of a team to support a high volume of students.


Academic Advising

  • Advise a richly diverse caseload of new and continuing CLAS undergraduate degree-seeking students through to graduation
  • Understand and advocate on behalf of the needs of all student populations including first-generation, first-year, transfer, international, and online students
  • Communicate timely, consistent, and accurate information about degree requirements including general, CU Denver Core, CLAS, and academic program (i.e., major and minor) graduation requirements
  • Develop a depth of knowledge and understanding of specific major and minor requirements to advise a focused caseload of CLAS majors and minors
  • Interpret and communicate information about complex college and university policies and procedures
  • Document detailed notes from email, appointment, phone, online/virtual, and drop-in advising contact with students
  • Assess student needs and make relevant referrals to campus resources
  • Engage in professional development activities to remain current with academic advising best practices Prospective and New Student Programs
  • Advise prospective students during CU Denver Explore/Preview, Pre-Collegiate programs, and semi-annual Colorado community college visits
  • Develop and facilitate in-person academic advising presentations for groups of first-time, first-year students during New Student Orientation
  • Prepare for and facilitate in-person and online/virtual Transfer Advising Group Sessions for admitted CLAS transfer students Retention and Graduation
  • Implement retention and early intervention initiatives for students in academic difficulty, including students on academic probation
  • Develop and conduct proactive outreach campaigns to advising caseload and specific student populations using advising tools and systems
  • Collaborate with campus constituents to promote student engagement experiences (e.g., internships and independent studies) that assist students in exploring and preparing for careers or post-baccalaureate education
  • Monitor students’ degree progress and support students’ development of academic plans using advising tools and systems
  • Support returning and readmitted students, including students returning from academic suspension
  • Complete initial and final graduation checks for fall, spring, and summer graduates
  • Participate in spring and fall commencement exercises Committee and Campus Involvement
  • Represent CLAS Academic Advising on college and university committees
  • Serve as a primary liaison to designated CLAS academic departments and university student affairs units
  • Partner with liaisons in CLAS academic departments to remain current on and communicate major and minor program updates or changes to the CLAS Advising team
  • Collaborate with the CLAS transfer credit and degree audit team and major advisor(s) to support transfer credit articulation and degree audit functionality

Advising Systems and Technology

  • Use CU Student Integrated Systems (CU-SIS), uAchieve®, EAB Navigate, CollegeSource® Systems (i.e., TES and Transferology Lab), and OnBase® to advise students
  • Use web-based tools (e.g., Prezi®, Zoom®, Skype®, and Qualtrics®) to facilitate academic advising presentations, including online/virtual conferences, and collect information about academic advising programs and services
  • Use web-based forms to submit student information to appropriate student affairs units

This position may be responsible for additional relevant activities that support the work and mission of the CLAS Academic Advising Center. Please note: some position activities require evening and weekend commitments.

Application Process

Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach:

  • A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and qualifications
  • A current CV/resume which reflects clearly the required years of direct professional higher education experience in an academic advising or student affairs office or position.
  • List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Complete applications, which include all required application materials, received on or by Monday, April 22, 2019 will receive full consideration. Completed applications received after April 22nd may or may not be considered.

Institution Information

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds. As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City. CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown.Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here:

Additional Information

Diversity and Equity: Please click here for information on disability accommodations:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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Regent Policy:

The University of Colorado participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. E-Verify. Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for this position has been established at $41,000 to $51,500 and is commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Contact Information

Questions should be directed to: Cecilio Alvarez at


Required Qualifications

Academic Services Professional

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • One year of direct professional higher education experience in an academic advising or student affairs office or position (12 months of paraprofessional experience, in an academic advising or student affairs office or position, including graduate assistantship experience, may be counted as direct professional experience)

Academic Services Senior Professional

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Two years of direct professional higher education experience in an academic advising or student affairs office or position (paraprofessional experience, including graduate assistantship experience, may not be counted as direct professional experience)

Preferred Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, college student personnel, counseling, education or related fields from an accredited college or university
  • Direct experience working with undergraduate academic advising, new student, and retention programs including orientation, early alert systems, probation and suspension programs, or other enrollment and retention activities
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating relationships with staff, faculty, and other student and academic affairs partners on a college campus
  • Demonstrated experience communicating and adhering to complex college and university policies
  • Demonstrated skills and experience utilizing technology that supports effective academic advising practices
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, analytical, and detail-oriented skills
  • Outstanding student service skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and requests, and work in a fast-paced environment