Academic Advisor - Engineering (or Coordinator - College Based Advising) (Internal Only)

Job description

Job no: 507378
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: College Based Prof Advising
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade
Applications Open: Feb 11 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

This is an internal opportunity for current UML furloughed Employees only.

This is a professional academic advising position requiring an advanced, developmental, proactive problem-solving approach to advisement to ensure students succeed academically and are fully engaged in their educational experience. This position will be part of a centrally coordinated campus-wide advising team and will be housed within an academic college. The primary responsibilities include advising a caseload of first-time freshman and transfer students on program requirements and registration issues, degree planning, monitoring student progress, and identify and intervening with at-risk students. The position also involves assisting with the creation, implementation, and support of various activities and events promoting student engagement and community building. Participation in recruitment, outreach and orientation activities is also required.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in College Student Personnel/Higher Education Administration/ Counseling/ Psychology or related field PLUS


  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time (or equivalent) experience working with college students at the undergraduate level
  • Also, must possess excellent written and oral communication skills

Will consider candidates with 5+ years of significant experience advising students in other related educational settings.

Technical Skills:

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

Additional Considerations:

  • Minimum of 2 years academic advising experience in a developmental setting
  • General knowledge of the principles, practices, and trends in the area of advising, student services, and individual counseling techniques
  • Experience with event and program planning is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Strong skills with computer based applications and internet resources
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and especially PeopleSoft Software (SiS) preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in College Student Personnel/ Higher Education Administration/ Counseling/ Psychology or related field is strongly preferred
  • Experience is preferred with implementation of solutions to facilitate student academic retention, success, and graduation

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is an internal opportunity for current UML furloughed Employees only.

This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P15 or P16 based on qualifications.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.




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Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time