Academic Advising Professional I, Humanities Administration

Tucson, AZ
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Humanities Administration

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The College of Humanities (COH) seeks enthusiastic and excellent applicants for the position of Academic Advisor I. We are looking for a reliable self-directed individual who demonstrates initiative, strong attention to detail, an interest in humanistic disciplines, and a dedication to student success to join our dynamic and collaborative team environment. More information about our diverse degree programs can be found at The College of Humanities is committed to supporting student success with Academic Advisors who work proactively with undergraduate students to identify academic interest, engagement opportunities, and career goals as they move toward the successful completion of their degree programs. The successful candidate will play a vital role in maximizing undergraduate student retention and success by building relationships with students, interpreting information, and providing clarification and guidance on academic requirements. They will be responsible for degree program administration, management of student records, and tracking students as they progress through their academic career. Academic Advisors have the authority to approve students’ academic degree programs, including evaluating transfer credit and making exceptions to the program requirements with oversight from the faculty and/or Director of Academic Advising and Student Services. This position requires technical competency, dedication to a team approach, personal accountability, accuracy, timeliness, and excellent communication skills. This position will report to the Director of Advising and Student Services.

Outstanding UA benefitsinclude health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance anddisability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAUtuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state andoptional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; andmore!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • General undergraduate student advising
  • Assess individual students' stage of development (academic and career) and promote their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks
  • Advise students on matters ranging from developing academic plans to academic policy, career options and student engagement opportunities
  • Refer students to appropriate departmental offices, faculty, and support services for help with academic, personal, and career counseling; academic skills development; and financial aid support
  • Evaluate use of transfer credit and determine whether or not degree requirements have been met
  • Support students in establishing attainable academic and career goals
  • Assist students in determining educational plans, choosing courses, and exploring majors, minors and career options.
  • Identify educational and career options appropriate for each student and assist with evaluating those options, including possible outcomes and their implications
  • Counsel students on options to satisfy degree requirements
  • Monitor students' academic progress, determine satisfactory progress toward degree, and assist students in completion
  • Identify current and potential needs or problem areas (ex., study skills, tutoring)
  • Advise students with academic difficulty on development of an academic action plan, and refer students to appropriate campus resources for assistance as needed
  • Using University systems, maintain student files, records, and advisor's notes
  • Maintain knowledge of regulations and policies that impact students' educational options
  • Prepare materials and present information for New Student Orientation
  • Assist with the development and delivery of a course designed to support the success of incoming first-year students in the fall semester
  • Attend monthly UPAC - University Professional Advising council meetings; attend campus-wide trainings/professional development programming as appropriate

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Proactive, problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to learn new technological skills quickly

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field (humanities discipline, counseling, or higher education) and 0-2 years of experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education

Preferred Qualifications:

Basic experience and operation of University systems and advisor tools.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Academic Advising

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Lyn Duran
Director, Academic Advising and Student Services
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At 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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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.

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