Job Positions

Academic Advisor/University College for Academic Success (UCAS)/108975

Categories: Northeast Region 1

Department:

University College for Academic Success/New Student Programs

Institution:

University of Rhode Island

Date Posted:

Jun 21 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

07/02/2019
 

Position Description

Provide academic advising for undergraduates in University College for Academic Success (UCAS) as well as serve as liaison to degree colleges, helping students who are matriculating as well as those who need alternative degree pathways. Advisors are assigned to designated academic majors, providing individual and group advising to facilitate the transition to college and progression to graduation in a timely manner. Advisors collaborate with faculty in the degree-granting colleges to assist with students’ progress to degree, curriculum materials, and all advising issues to best meet student needs.

Advise and monitor progress of UCAS students, ensuring progress toward graduation in a timely fashion. Initiate student contact, providing intrusive advising outreach whenever possible. Collaborate with and support other advisors in UCAS Participate in academic reviews in UCAS as required. Assist in planning and executing programs as required. Advise in orientation sessions. Support student needs in the summer and during breaks throughout the calendar year. Assist students exploring majors. Work closely with experiential/internship and career advisors to provide up-to-date information related to internship, major and career choices.

Duties

Advise and monitor progress of UCAS students, ensuring progress toward graduation in a timely fashion. Initiate student contact, providing intrusive advising outreach whenever possible. Collaborate with and support other advisors in UCAS Participate in academic reviews in UCAS as required. Assist in planning and executing programs as required. Advise in orientation sessions. Support student needs in the summer and during breaks throughout the calendar year. Assist students exploring majors. Work closely with experiential/internship and career advisors to provide up-to-date information related to internship, major and career choices. Work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Application Process

http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/6038

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • The names and contact information of three professional references.

Institution Information

With more than 18,000 students representing 48 states and 76 countries, URI continues to grow. Since 2007, more than $900M has been invested in capital improvements across all four campus, with new facilities for chemistry and forensic science, pharmacy, and communications. The 182,000 square-foot College of Engineering facility, opening in September 2019, will rival any in the world. URI’s world-class faculty is also growing, with 346 new faculty members in the last eight years. URI is the only major research institution that can boast a 47% increase in new fulltime faculty.

Additional Information

Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent

Contact Information

Gail Henriques 401-874-2416

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with a minimum of two years of experience in academic advising, time as a graduate student included, or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years providing academic advising in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated experience working with current or aspiring college students.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating issues of inclusion and equity in your work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in college student personnel in higher education and counseling, or in a comparable program.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize current social media applications, Sakai (or similar platform), on-line advising, presentation technology and student records systems (preferably People-soft).
  • Demonstrated experience with Starfish systems.
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment.