Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Academic Advising
Functional Areas: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Academic Advising Center
Requisition Number: 11189
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 02-Jul-2018

Job Summary

The College of Arts and Sciences is welcoming applications for an Academic Advisor! The academic advisors with A&S work in a disciplinary team setting to assist students in planning for and making informed decisions about areas of study, intended college outcomes, and post-baccalaureate plans. Advisors help students assess their interests, values, and academic skills. They teach students to navigate the systems, academic processes, and policies at CU Boulder, and work with students to personalize their academic paths, including offering co-curricular guidance and leading them in regular long-term planning. In addition to one-on-one interactions, Advisors work with students in group settings via workshops, presentations, campus events, and other activities.

Who We Are

The Academic Advising Center within the College of Arts and Sciences consists of academic advisors who serve as partners in your college experience. We help you discern your values and establish academic goals. Building on your reflections, we work alongside you to design experiences that exceed your expectations.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Student Facing Interactions

  • Develop trusting, supportive relationships with individual students.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for academic questions or concerns.
  • Work with students individually through in-person, individual appointments and group meetings, drop-in hours, video conferencing, telephone and email to:
    • Personalize the academic path at CU Boulder.
    • Review students’ academic records and discuss appropriate course choices.
    • Offer co-curricular guidance that complements academic path and goals.
    • Lead students in intentional goal setting appropriate to their developmental stage.
  • Proactively track, contact and work with special student populations (i.e., high-risk, first generation, students who have not been in for an appointment, students in academic difficulty, high-achieving students, etc.).
  • Lead small groups, workshops and seminars for the purpose of academic exploration; developing academic success strategies, etc.
  • Provide ad hoc coverage, as needed, for any advisor on the same disciplinary team.
  • Participate in New Student Welcome and other recruitment activities.
  • Monitor degree audits and, in collaboration with appropriate offices, certify degree completion of assigned students.

Planning/Administrative/Service to College

  • Develop support programs and materials for student success and persistence initiatives.
  • Liaise regularly with departmental faculty to ensure understanding of curricula, departmental goals and career/research opportunities.
  • Liaise with advisors across campus, building and maintain vital cross-campus relationships.
  • Liaise with student support professionals across campus.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed records of all advising contacts.
  • Collaborate with others as part of a team-driven environment.
  • Develop and administer events as assigned by an advising supervisor or director.
  • Participate in unit, department and/or campus-wide committees.
  • Participate in future development and long-range planning for AAC as directed.
  • Participate in new student recruitment activities as assigned and provide advising and mentoring to prospective students and their families.
  • Represent the AAC, including possible presentations, at potential events offered by other campus offices.

What You Should Know

This position may require occasional evening and weekend work.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated starting annual salary for this position is $48,000.


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.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience providing academic advising and/or support undergraduate students in a post-secondary setting.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to develop detailed understanding of curricula offered by departments and the relationships between the courses in those curricula.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated success in working with students from diverse backgrounds and within a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and within a collaborative work environment.
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, analytical and technical skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and requests, and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated passion for working with students from entry to graduation within a high-volume setting.
  • Successful experience working with faculty.
  • Successful experience enforcing and explaining complex College and University policies.
  • Significant experience cultivating relationships across campus offices, including but not limited to student affairs.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Four years of experience advising, teaching, counseling, coaching, and/or mentoring college students, including college freshmen and transfer students.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing technology that supports academic advising practices.
  • Experience working as an academic advisor, counselor, or coach at a R1 Doctoral University.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 10/13/2018
Application Due: 10/14/2018
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