Reporting to the Director of the Fulbright College Advising Center, the Academic Counselor is responsible for advising undergraduate students from Fulbright College in the creation and implementation of achievable academic plans. This position will assist with the development and revision of advising-related materials and processes. The Academic Counselor will assist with college recruiting efforts and will also assist with New Student Orientation. This position will play a key role in the advising center.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator.
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.
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- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- At least one year of full-time experience in academic advising, career advising, student developmental counseling, college teaching, or related higher education experience (two years of part-time work or adjunct teaching is equivalent to one year full-time)
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- At least two years of full-time academic advising, career advising, student developmental counseling, college teaching, or related higher education experience (two years of part-time work or adjunct teaching is equivalent to one year full-time)
- Knowledge of relevant educational theory, including developmental advising and experiential learning
- Knowledge of University of Arkansas on-campus resources and how they related to student advising outcomes
- Knowledge of student retention strategies
- Ability to create trust and safety through equitable and inclusive communication skills
- Ability to have adaptability of communication strategies to varying stakeholders
- Ability to understand the purpose of a liberal arts education and ability to convey to varying stake holders
- Ability to convey the role of advising as relates to the missions of J. William Fulbright College and the University of Arkansas
- Ability to integrate interpersonal skills in to a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
- Ability to asses own professional development and identify desired areas of growth