Academic Advisor II, (Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health)

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Aug 31, 2020
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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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!

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Duties & Responsibilities

PrincipalResponsibilities of all AcademicAdvisors:

  • Assesses Individual students’ stage of development (academic and career) and promotes their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks
  • Evaluates use of transfer credit and determines whether or not degree requirements have been met
  • Supports students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals
  • Assists undergraduate students in determining educational plans, choosing courses, and exploring majors, minors, and career options
  • Identifies educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists student with evaluating each option, including possible outcomes and their implications
  • Counsels students on options to satisfy degree requirements
  • Monitors students’ academic progress, determines satisfactory progress towards degree, and assists students in completion
  • Identifies current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring)
  • Advises students with academic difficulty on development of an academic action plan, and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance as needed
  • Uses university systems, maintains student files and records and advisor notes
  • Maintains knowledge of regulations and policies that impact student’s educational options
  • Other duties as assigned (typically less than 5% of time)

Distinguishingresponsibilities/characteristics of this Advisor II position:

  • Builds and presents academic program information alongside senior academic advisors
  • Has a high level of proficiency with university systems and advisor tools
  • Has the ability to mentor and share knowledge with junior advisors (advisor I)
  • Works under limited or minimal supervision and consults with senior advisors on highly complex or unusual situations
  • Provides input regarding student data (such as enrollment and retention data)
  • Develops solutions to a variety of problems and works on moderately complex projects. Refers to policies and practices for guidance but is able to determine best course of action to achieve results
  • Can work independently, but interacts with management and professionals within the department and other parts of the organization. May represent the department externally on projects or with customers
  • Assists in training new academic advisors and providing support.
  • Leads Transfer, STU 210, International, and New Student Orientation programs for the COPH UG program
  • Leads UA Clicks Program and Presentation for the COPH UG program
  • Encourage undergraduate students to participate in MEZCOPH student organizations.
  • Participate in the development of materials and preparation for undergraduate new student, transfer, and international student orientation (both on campus and out of state) and present academic information to new students during these orientations.
  • Collaborate with the advising team and health sciences colleagues to update and contribute to the development and maintenance of web, print, and other materials relating to undergraduate recruitment, advising, and other academic services.
  • Assist with undergraduate student admissions process and represent the college at campus wide recruitment and admissions related events.
  • Collect data on prospective, current, and graduating undergraduate students; assist in the preparation of reports and surveys for program reviews, assessment reports, etc. This includes utilizing data to design and implement outreach campaigns to support student success and retention initiatives for our college, and designing and implementing in person advising initiatives and projects (class presentations etc.) to support student success.
  • Participates in the leading of the undergraduate Public Health Ambassadors for recruitment initiatives.
  • Participate in team member activities of Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health or related area.
Preferred QualificationsMPH degree Rank Tenure InformationFLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryStudent ServicesBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$45,000 - $47,000Compensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesChris Tisch, [email protected]

Melanie Fleck, [email protected]

Open Date8/31/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt 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.