Academic Counselor

Fayetteville, AR
May 26, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC1091P

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Working Title Academic Counselor

Position Number 9357

Department Boyer Center For Student Services

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate-leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The individual selected to fill the Academic Counselor position will be expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities: advise undergraduate students in the College of Education and Health Professions in the creation and implementation of achievable academic plans; assist with new student orientation and other college recruiting efforts; assist with the development and revision of advising-related materials and processes; work closely with the faculty and program coordinators of assigned academic units to disseminate information and resources to students.

Regular, non-disruptive and reliable attendance is required, as well as the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in academic advising, career counseling, student development counseling, student support services, or a related higher education experience

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • At least two years of experience in academic advising, career counseling, student development counseling, student support services, or a related higher education experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of experiential learning and developmental advising
  • Demonstrated excellence in conversation skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain and compile student records
  • Ability to build rapport with students, faculty, and staff
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others or in teams

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Standing
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion


  • Hearing
  • Sitting
  • Talking

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Graduate Education Building

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $35,000

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 06/09/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

For questions about the position, please contact Elizabeth McKinley, Director of Academic Student Initiatives in the College of Education and Health Professions, [email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

To be considered, please submit a cover letter in which you speak to the duties and responsibilities of the position; a resume; advising philosophy; and the names, titles, addresses, and contact numbers of three references. Please do not send application materials by e-mail to the listed recruitment contact.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate your years of experience in academic advising, career advising, student developmental counseling, college teaching, or related higher education experience.
    • No experience
    • Less than six months
    • At least six months, but less than one year
    • At least one year, but less than two years
    • Two years or more

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Philosophy of Academic Advising
  4. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status