The Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) at the University of Connecticut is seeking applicants for the position of Academic Advisor 1. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of advisors who provide academic advising primarily for first and second year exploratory students. The incumbent will also play a significant role in the implementation of The Major Experience (TME). The incumbent is expected to work with a dynamic team of professional advisors and administrative staff across the University, and support students in their academic and personal goals by promoting student-centered partnerships. It is also an expectation that the incumbent advances the University's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of their work. The population advised in ACES includes a significant number of students who are undecided about their majors as well as students who are planning to apply to one of UConn's schools or colleges.
ACES advisors provide individual advising - manage a caseload of 250-300 students, provide one-on-one advisement sessions, drop-in advisement, participate in various campus events, instruct First Year Experience courses, conduct and participate in workshops, and assist with outreach to current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. Academic Advisors also host early intervention programs for first-year students, new student orientation, and support students on academic probation. As a TME coach the incumbent will guide, mentor, and advise students on the major selection process, assist with recruiting and training peer mentors, conduct presentations in First Year Seminars, teach specialized First Year Seminars, and help facilitate a culture of exploration.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as resource for students, faculty, parents, and others regarding academic policies and programs
Advise students regarding coursework and graduation requirements, policies and procedures, dismissals, and provide guidance to students with academic difficulties
Develop and participate in student recruitment and retention activities including the University's admission process
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 The Major Exploration Program's First Year Experience Seminar
Perform other related duties and special assignments as required
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 undergraduate students, including first-generation college students and students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting
Ability to build rapport with students, families, and university partners
Ability to work on occasional nights and weekends and travel occasionally for work purposes
Advanced degree in higher education, counseling, or related discipline
Advising experience in postsecondary/higher education institution(s)
Experience in the interpretation of academic policies, regulations, and procedures
Experience teaching or conducting workshops
This is a permanent full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be in the low $50's.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495165 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is 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 April 30, 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.
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Internal Number: 495165-2276_1617444320
About University of Connecticut
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