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Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Student Success Center


University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

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Position Description

Academic Advising facilitates the university’s academic mission by providing essential services for students including academic advising, career development, student advocacy, and degree audit. In doing so, this position provides academic advising for undergraduate students and advises new students at orientations.


  • Contribute to the Academic Advising team by abiding by team norms, taking responsibility for keeping current on technical knowledge and sharing it with others, accomplishing tasks affecting other team members in a timely manner, and representing the Student Success Center in a professional way at all times. 

  • Provide essential advising information to new students at orientations and help students get registered for their first semester of classes before the end of the orientation session.

  • Evaluate transfer credit from other colleges for application toward undergraduate degree programs by determining how the transfer courses equate to our requirements.

  • Work closely with academic and other departments, while providing outstanding customer service.

  • Determine how to best facilitate the student’s success and development, and provide advising that improves overall student retention.

  • Provide academic advising to undergraduate students by analyzing student’s career and academic goals, degree progress, deficiencies and test results, and by recommending appropriate course of action or referrals.

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The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 1-3 years progressively responsible experience in advising college level students or other work in directly assisting students in supporting their educational and developmental needs.
  • Knowledge of student services programs, including student recruitment, academic advising, and admission policies and procedures.  Demonstrated knowledge of student advising strategies.

  • Demonstrated level of competency in public relations, customer service, and communication. 

  • Energetic, pro-active, and service-driven, exhibiting a balance of initiative and team orientation.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education.

  • Excellent organizational skills; capable of handling a great deal of detail effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment; identify and resolve problems. 

Preferred Qualifications