Academic Advisor 1

University of Connecticut  |  Storrs, CT

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Academic Advisor 1

Job Type: Administrative Counseling Services
Location: Storrs, CT
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 33883

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling
Experience:

Position Description

JOB SUMMARY

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) Office of Academic Programs (OAP) seeks a full-time, professional staff Academic Advisor (Academic Advisor 1). OAP seeks a highly motivated, independent and team-oriented individual who can support students, faculty, and our academic partners with creative ideas.  Candidates should possess outstanding interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude.  The position entails advising undergraduate students and assisting faculty advisors with complex advising of University rules and regulation concerns, assisting with activities and events coordinated by the Office of Academic Programs, and developing/implementing special programs as needed. The incumbent is expected to work both flexibly and collegially with a dynamic team of professional advising and administrative staff, as well as with faculty and students across the College and the University. It is also an expectation that the incumbent advance CAHNR’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of their work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Serve as resource for students, faculty, parents, and others regarding programs and academic policies
Advise students, and support faculty advisors regarding coursework and graduation requirements, policies and procedures, dismissals, and guidance to students with academic difficulties.
Develop and participate in student recruitment and retention activities including the admissions process for Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture (RHSA)
Assist in planning, implementing, scheduling, and registration activities
Assist colleagues in composing and maintaining the Office’s websites, social media and other communications materials
Provide leadership and teaching for special programs, such as the CAHNR Ambassador Program and First Year Experience for students in RHSA
Perform other related duties and special assignments as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in related field and three years of position related experience in advising and/or counseling students or in providing academic support, OR advanced degree in a related field and one year of related experience in advising and/or counseling students or in providing academic support
Ability and knowledge to support STEM undergraduate students, including first-generation college students and students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds
Experience working with people from diverse academic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting
Ability to independently solve problems by regularly exercising judgment regarding administrative detail and procedures
Communicate effectively through both oral and written means
Ability to build rapport with students, families, and other campus partners
Ability to organize and efficiently handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Proficiency using Microsoft Office and common social media platforms
Ability to work on occasional nights and weekends and travel occasionally for work purposes

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced degree in higher education, counseling, or related discipline
Advising experience in postsecondary/higher education institution(s)
Three to five years or more experience advising students
Experience in the interpretation of academic policies, regulations, and procedures 
Knowledge of relevant academic programs including STEM programs or majors relating to Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
Experience/familiarity with Agricultural Education and Agri-science Programs
Knowledge of online student records software, such as PeopleSoft (StudentAdmin)
Experience with coordinating academic events

APPOINTMENT TERMS

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. For information on the College, please visit our website at www.grow.uconn.edu.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, Search #494968 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Indicate search number on all correspondence. 

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on January 29, 2021.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in related field and three years of position related experience in advising and/or counseling students or in providing academic support, OR advanced degree in a related field and one year of related experience in advising and/or counseling students or in providing academic support
Ability and knowledge to support STEM undergraduate students, including first-generation college students and students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds
Experience working with people from diverse academic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting
Ability to independently solve problems by regularly exercising judgment regarding administrative detail and procedures
Communicate effectively through both oral and written means
Ability to build rapport with students, families, and other campus partners
Ability to organize and efficiently handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Proficiency using Microsoft Office and common social media platforms
Ability to work on occasional nights and weekends and travel occasionally for work purposes

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced degree in higher education, counseling, or related discipline
Advising experience in postsecondary/higher education institution(s)
Three to five years or more experience advising students
Experience in the interpretation of academic policies, regulations, and procedures 
Knowledge of relevant academic programs including STEM programs or majors relating to Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
Experience/familiarity with Agricultural Education and Agri-science Programs
Knowledge of online student records software, such as PeopleSoft (StudentAdmin)
Experience with coordinating academic events

Application Information

Please apply online at http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, Search #494968 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Indicate search number on all correspondence.

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