Position Summary: The Academic Advisor provides support and education to elevate students' learning experience at the University of Idaho. The Academic Advisor fosters student success by building positive and professional student relationships and implementing proactive strategies that help students fulfill their educational goals. The Academic Advisor will have content expertise in one or more college(s)/program(s) and help students select courses and engage in opportunities consistent with their developing goals and interests. This position will also support students' timely progress toward degree completion. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, providing information and clarification regarding university academic policies, creating rapport and building academic advising relationships, and referring students to appropriate campus resources. This position is expected to work collaboratively with university partners to ensure students have access to all campus support and enrichment opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree Demonstrated experience: - Delivering student-centered customer service - Presenting information clearly and concisely to individuals, small, and large groups - Compiling and analyzing information for leadership/administrative decisions - Interpreting and applying standards and regulations
Preferred Qualifications: Degree or professional experience in a related discipline Masters Degree Demonstrated experience: - Providing academic advising in a higher education setting - Working successfully with diverse students and colleagues - Establishing and maintaining quality professional relationships - Analyzing information to identify and define problems/alternatives and developing recommendations Knowledge of: - University of Idaho academic rules and regulations for undergraduate level advising - Student development theory and advising best practices Ability to: - Communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, complex ideas in a manner that adapts to student needs and to articulate program requirements to a variety of audiences, including students, parents, faculty, and campus partners - Display strong organizational skills in to successfully manage competing prioritizes - Work independently and take initiative with new and existing projects - Motivate, encourage, and support students to recognize their potential and meet challenges
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Willingness to travel and to work selected evenings and weekends
Posting Number: SP002600P
Posting Date: 09/29/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before November 1, 2020 will receive first consideration.
Position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.
In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and a detailed letter of qualification addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.