Professional Academic Advisor

Boulder, CO
Sep 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Undergraduate Student Services at the Leeds School of Business is accepting applications for an Academic Advisor. Our office is committed to supporting the education of the whole student and integrating student life with learning. In the process of generating and disseminating academic information and personalized requirements, we share knowledge through policies, practices, and programs for current students and their families, prospective students and their families, faculty, and other student affairs and academic affairs professionals campus wide. This position exists to educate the whole student through a developmental, student-focused approach. This includes individual, group, and electronic interactions that enhance academic success, promote personal and professional development, and foster a sense of community.

Key Responsibilities

Advise students regarding academic requirements and options for completing them. Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be knowledgeable of continually changing curricula, university rules and policies and how to apply to constantly different circumstances. Must be current on resources available and knowledgeable of current advising standards and protocol. Advising may be done in person, on the phone or via email. Must have a student-focused developmental approach to advising, and an understanding of how career goals and opportunities impact academic decisions. Works closely with Supervisor and other advising colleagues on mastering advising skills and approach.

Provide programming and structure to support the success of students in assigned caseload. This may include orientation, workshops, facilitation of group sessions, and individual meetings. This position may also design and implement academic support programming for the general Leeds undergraduate population.

Maintain student records to reflect current academic standing with regard to the undergraduate degree requirements. Must keep current on continually changing curriculum requirements and apply changes to student records for accuracy in record keeping. Includes evaluation of transfer and study abroad credit in consultation with a senior advisor, updating degree audits, performing senior audits and graduation checkout/confirmation for students in assigned caseload.

Support Undergraduate office. Every position in the Undergraduate office will be called upon to help with various tasks such as orientation, graduation confirmation, commencement ceremony, probation and suspension, advising non-business students, preparing and presenting oral presentations, and acting as an outreach resource to the rest of the campus or community.

Teach BADM 1250 (First year seminar class) offered in the fall semester. Includes preparation, teaching, grading, and office hours.

What We Can Offer

Starting salary of $47,800/year.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

- Experience in academic advising, student career counseling or providing student support within a college or university setting

What You'll Need

- Demonstrated effectiveness in strong written and oral communications, collaboration and problem solving

- Outstanding interpersonal skills

- Attention to detail and ability to multi-task

- Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

- Willingness to work in an environment which may demand some flexibility or evening work

What We'd Like
- Master's Degree in counseling, higher education, business, or a related field

- Willingness and skill in public speaking

- Three years of academic advising experience

- Experience in career counseling

- Experience with advising technology/programs (DARS, Campus Solutions/ PeopleSoft, TES)

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by September 17, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-10183.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Academic Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10255 - Leeds School of Business

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 11, 2017

Closing Date: Sep 17, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00688393