Academic Advisor II, College Of Education

University Of Arizona Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 3 months ago

Position Details

Position Information

Title Academic Advisor II, College of Education Department Education

  • Dean's Office (3201) Location Main Campus Position Summary

The College of Education's Office of Student Services is seeking candidates for a position to provide academic advising to prospective and current College of Education undergraduate students. The successful candidate will support orientation programs, provide academic advising for students in the College of Education, attend relevant college, campus and Tucson area meetings, coordinate selected events and participate in program planning.

The mission of the College of Education is to advance the study and practice of education and to demonstrate relationships between study and practice. The College of Education accomplishes this mission by fulfilling, with the highest possible standards of excellence, four equally important and related functions:
1.Prepare persons for professional roles in education and education-related fields
2.Conduct research and engage in scholarship directly and indirectly related to educational concerns, issues, and activities
3.Provide leadership in the conduct, advancement, study, and evaluation of the process of education, education policy, and in educational organizations at local, state, national, and international levels
4.Provide service and support to local, state, national, and international educational agencies

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

The University of Arizona is in the process of creating a new classification and compensation architecture. This University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) will revolutionize the way we think about professions and manage compensation at the UA. It is a two year initiative that will replace the current classified staff and appointed professional categories of employment with market-based job functions and families. As an applicant, UCAP will create clearer career paths and opportunities and will help you make more informed pay decisions. To learn more about this project, please visit ucap.arizona.edu.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides on-call advising assistance, including service at the Student Services Front Desk and scheduling appointments when necessary.

  • Assesses individual student's stages of development (academic, career, and personal) and promotes student growth by determining suitable developmental tasks; assists student in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.

  • Approves and certifies student's programs of study for fulfillment of graduation requirements; approves and verifies proposed changes to programs and assists students in their completion; determines if all requirements such as general education, major, grade point average and total units have been met.

  • Evaluates academic credentials for transfer of credit or graduation requirements.

  • Monitors academic progress of students; determines eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree; identifies current and potential needs or problem areas and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance.

  • Assists students in identifying factors that contribute to lack of academic progress; helps students examine alternatives when goals are unattainable; applies appropriate retention strategies to support student's efforts.

  • Advises students in academic difficulty to develop academic action plan; reviews petitions for re-admittance; interviews re-admission applicants; recommends re-admittance or denial and monitors students' progress.

  • Speaks to various organizations, students, and prospective students about the College of Education for recruitment and orientation purposes; prepares materials to promote and support the program and designs presentation format to address concerns of diverse groups; advises students regarding eligibility and admission procedures; assists with recruiting transfer students and incoming freshmen (may require evening or weekend presence).

  • Maintains academic files and provides information and statistical data upon request.

  • Understanding and regular use of University systems such as UAccess.

  • Coordinates selected events and special projects and events as directed (may require evening or weekend presence).

  • Working under limited or minimal supervision and consults senior academic advisors and director for highly unusual or complex situations.

  • Serves as a liaison to the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of and skills in academic advising theories and best practices

  • Knowledge of and skills in advising students toward courses, programs and careers

  • Knowledge of University of Arizona and College of Education programs, systems, resources, policies, and procedures

  • Knowledge of transfer credit policies and procedures, and their applicability to a student's degree requirements

  • Ability to help students identify areas of strength and improvement, and ways to leverage strengths and address challenges.

  • Skills in building formative relationships with students.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, families, colleagues, faculty, and administrators. This includes oral, verbal, and written forms of communication, including one-on-one and group advising, and group presentations.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field and two or more years of experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of University of Arizona policies and procedures.

  • Familiarity with UAccess.

  • Technology expertise in web editing and in presentation software.

  • Bilingual in English and American Sign Language.

  • Experience with advising undergraduate college students.

  • Experience in the fields of Interpreting, Rehabilitation, Disability Services and Advocacy, or related.

  • Master's degree in field related to area of assignment AND one year experience in teaching and/or advisement; OR, Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling or field related to area of assignment AND three years' experience in teaching and/or advisement; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes

  • Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay DOE Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A23979 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date 09/30/2019 Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates

Sara Knepper

Director, Academic Advising

College of Education

Phone: (520) 621-7865

Open Date 08/19/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins On 09/02/2019 Special Instructions to Applicant Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/40858

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Where did you first learn about this position?

  • Arizona Daily Star

  • Arizona Republic

  • ArizonaDiversity.com

  • Careerbuilder.com

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Department of Economic Security (DES)

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • HigherEdsJobs.com

  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

  • Indeed.com

  • InsideHigherEd.com

  • Jobing.Com

  • LinkedIn

  • Local Job Banks

  • Pima County One-Stop

  • Professional Conference

  • Professional journal/publication

  • Referred by UA Employee

  • Invited by Dept to Apply

  • UA Website

  • Other

  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a related field and two or more years of experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education?

  • Yes

  • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents


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