Academic Advising Professional I (Chandler Arizona)

Tucson, AZ
Apr 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



College of Applied Sci & Tech

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Chandler, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Academic Advisor I for The University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science and Technology located in Chandler, AZ serves as front-line contact for undergraduate transfer students for developmental academic advising in the region. This position is a member of the CAST Academic Advising team and plays a vital role in maximizing undergraduate student transfer, retention, and success. The CAST Academic Advisors build strong relationships with students by interpreting information. Provide clarification on procedures and academic requirements for all CAST programs and majors. Working from an office at the University of Arizona Chandler location, the CAST Academic Advisor serves as a key advising resource and liaison, while also assisting in multiple student services roles, including admissions and financial aid assistance and student recruitment for CAST programs. Working under the direction of the CAST Academic Advising Manager; the CAST Academic Advisor guides prospective and current regional community college students on their progress toward meeting degree requirements and drives engagement to empower students to achieve their academic and career goals. CAST is seeking candidates who can demonstrate outstanding student support consistent with the college's purpose, vision, and values; and enjoy working with a diverse, non-traditional student population. This position will contribute to building a stronger team of culturally diverse faculty and staff that are committed to preparing traditional, post-traditional, and transfer students for success in a 21st-century workforce.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and visioninsurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sickleave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee andqualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UArecreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:


·Advise students with academic difficulty on the development of an academic action plan and agreement and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance as needed.

·Evaluate the use of transfer and military credit and determine whether degree requirements have been met.

·Support students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.

·Assist undergraduate 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 students with evaluating each option, including possible outcomes and their implications.

·Counsel students on options to satisfy degree requirements.

·Advise selective program admission and makes program admission decisions after careful consideration of application materials.

·Monitor students' academic progress, determines satisfactory progress toward a degree, and assist students in completion.

·Identify current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring).

·Coordinate with faculty and team leadership on course availability, rotations, and transfer evaluations.

·Coordinate with other University of Arizona advisors and Student Services staff to stay current with advising policies and procedures and provide consistent and accurate student services and advising.

·Provide evidence and data-based input on admission, advising, recruitment and retention activities, academic programs, and course offerings as a member of the advising team.

Student Recruitment & Outreach:

·Oversee and coordinate the outreach, recruitment, admission, orientation, and financial aid functions of CAST in the region.

·Travel to and participate in recruitment events at regional community colleges and other regional locations, including, but not limited to, classroom presentations, career and education fairs, and student organizations.

·Assist in developing and implementing a successful and sustained physical presence in the assigned region.

·Work directly with students through admission, financial aid, orientation, and payment processes.

·Identify potential regionally relevant degree programs.

·Measurably increase enrollment of students from the region into CAST programs.

·Explain academic programs, admissions, financial aid, and other University of Arizona information to prospective students.

·Provide general assistance and information to students, the public, and departments; confer with prospective transfer students regarding transferability of credits and admissions information.

·Provide comprehensive orientation experience to new students in a variety of formats.

·Work with regional community college advisors to facilitate the transfer of students.

·Develop and foster relationships with regional community college administration, staff, and faculty; community leadership, including regional government officials, business leaders, alumni, parents, donors, and other supporters.

·Maintain regional community college transfer documentation for CAST programs, including transfer pathways and planning guides.

·Correspond with prospective students via phone, email, video conferencing (e.g., zoom) or other formats.

·Contribute to the development of web, print, and other recruitment materials.


·Interpret department, College, and University policies, procedures, and systems to students.

·Maintains knowledge of regulations and policies and systems that impact students' educational options.

·Using a variety of University systems, maintains student files, records, and advisor notes and identifies/remedies any potential systemic issues for the student.

·Maintain student and prospect records, including the accurate and timely documentation of all pertinent student information, and update computerized information systems regarding changes to student status.

·Collect and report prospective student data.

·Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field.

One year of relevant work experience is required.

Valid Driver's License at the time of hire and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Proficiency with student information systems and data reportingsystems.
• Experience with transfer and adult learner populations.
• Experience in advising principles and practices.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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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:

Rebecca Pickett
[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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