Academic Advisor 1 (UCP 5)

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
Mar 27, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Academic Advisor 1 (UCP 5)
Job ID: 2018477
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Center for Academic Programs' (CAP) seeks candidates for an Academic Advisor for the Student Support Services (SSS) program at the Storrs campus. The SSS program develops and implements initiatives for the recruitment, retention, and graduation of low income, first generation to college, and underrepresented students through its pre-collegiate summer program and year round undergraduate services.

Some of the primary responsibilities are to advise and counsel students in planning an academic program as it relates to their education and career goals; monitor student progress and compliance with scholastic standards, plans of study, course and graduation requirements; interpret academic regulations and serve as a resource for students, faculty, parents and others having questions about programs, academic policies, scholarship/award opportunities and other pertinent information; review and make recommendations regarding warning, suspension, academic probation or dismissal; administer and interpret various placement and assessment tools used in academic and career development; plan and be responsible for scheduling and registration activities, orientation programs, career planning workshop and other similar activities; assist with project evaluation and data collection needed for project performance reports; compile program and student data and prepare reports; and supervise, train, evaluate and assign work to student workers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to program to be served; one to two years experience advising students; demonstrated ability to perform administrative functions; excellent communication, interpersonal and counseling skills; demonstrated strong writing skills; knowledge of academic programs in area to be served; ability to troubleshoot problems that interfere with the student's academic progress and work effectively to resolve them; and knowledge of issues and challenges faced by underrepresented populations to be served.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree; experience advising students at a college or university, experience teaching and/or conducting workshops; experience working with low-income, first-generation and underrepresented college students; bilingual English/Spanish.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

Salary is in the mid 40's and includes full benefits. This is a full time, end-date position, subject to annual renewal.

TO APPLY

Apply online at UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. Applications must include a cover letter, rsum, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Be sure to demonstrate through your application materials that you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications for this position as outlined above. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018477)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 25, 2018.

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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