Academic Advisor 1

Job description

Search #: 494870
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


The College of Liberal and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Connecticut is accepting applications for the position of Academic Advisor 1 in the CLAS Academic Services Center. Candidates must be comfortable working with a large and a diverse student population in a fast-paced environment. The primary focus of this position is on advising undergraduate students about academic requirements, regulations, and procedures. Additionally, the position provides program support.


  1. Advises undergraduate students, at all levels, in planning their academic program, including advising on specific curriculum decisions, appropriate choice and scheduling of courses, selection of and change of major or minor, deadlines and other related items.
  2. Assists in planning and implementing scheduling and registration activities, programs and other activities, as assigned.
  3. Audits student records to determine progress toward meeting academic requirements and to assess eligibility to graduate.
  4. Advises students in planning an academic program and may provide advice regarding career goals.
  5. Prepares materials and participates in new student orientation, open hours, and other events and workshops, including assisting in presentation of materials regarding enrollment and advising.
  6. Serves on College or University committees associated with undergraduate advising.
  7. Provides additional counseling to warned students, those with academic difficulties and students contemplating withdrawal.
  8. Serves as resource for students, faculty, parents and others having questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate.
  9. Serves as a resource for PeopleSoft/StudentAdmin issues for faculty, students and staff. As appropriate compiles information regarding schedule of classes and program statistics.
  10. Maintains appropriate files and records, which may be computerized, and assists in compiling statistical reports.
  11. Provides information regarding various specialized programs and opportunities for scholarships/awards.
  12. Assists in reviewing students eligible for dismissal.
  13. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree from College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or related field.
  2. Three years advising post-secondary students or related experience in an academic setting.
  3. Proven ability to relate well to students, faculty and parents.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Knowledge of the academic areas represented in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut.


  1. Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  2. Four or more years’ experience in advising undergraduate students in an academic setting.
  3. Background in and/or knowledge of major area to be served.
  4. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills.
  5. Experience working with at-risk students.
  6. Experience working with Peoplesoft or other higher education system.
  7. Ability to or experience working collaboratively with individuals of diverse cultural, social and educational backgrounds
  8. Ability to communicate effectively with foreign students and scholars whose first language is not English.

This is a 12-month, full-time position.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494870 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on November 30, 2020.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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.

Advertised: Nov 11 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 30 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 11/12/2020
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