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Academic Advisor I - College Of Communication & Information (2 positions)

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN

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Advisor I, College of Communication and Information Undergraduate Programs and Advising

Reports to the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Advising

Regular Full-time, Market Range 07, Exempt Employee

 

Promote academic advising as a critical component of a student's educational experience and undergraduate success

Provide comprehensive academic advising and guidance

Assist students in self-exploration, major and career exploration, and in identifying career and professional opportunities throughout their academic careers

Assist students to develop educational plans consistent with their aspirations, interests, strengths, and values

Encourage holistic engagement with the college experience (academically, socially, culturally, and professionally)

Foster students' intellectual and personal development toward academic success

Provide and/or teach college/university curricula, academic standards, the purpose of general education requirements, and academic policies and processes

Guide students in critically reflecting on academic and career goals

Serve as advising subject matter experts to faculty advisors

Engage in student recruitment and orientation activities, and support and participate in relevant college programs/events

Represent the college at professional organizations, on campus events, at college events related to student advising, recruitment, and placement

 

Job Responsibilities

Academic Advising:

Assist students in developing academic plans to meet desired goals

Teach the DARS and uTrack systems

Teach/provide college, school, and university policies and procedures

Evaluate student progress

Evaluate students' needs in order to make appropriate referrals to campus and college resources

Conduct academic probation and off-track advising

Advise prospective students

Advising documentation, communication to students:

Prepare for advising appointments

Maintain advising notes and forms in Navigate

Correspond with students on a regular basis

Student Orientation and Student Recruitment:

Assist with planning, organizing, and presenting college sessions for first-year and transfer student orientations

Teach/provide curriculum, advising resources, and policies and procedures

Assist students in academic planning, course selection, and registration

Engage in student recruitment activities and outreach activities

Represent the college at campus and college events related to student advising

Miscellaneous:

Co-create a personal and professional development plan with the supervisor

Participate in committee assignments as delegated

Attend college and staff meetings

Attend university events, meetings, and ceremonies as needed

Participate in college's commencement ceremony

Other duties as assigned



Qualifications
Education Required:  Master’s degree from an accredited University

Required Experience:  Advising or related experience on a college/university campus working with a diverse population of undergraduate students

Preferred Experience: Experience with first year student programming and/ or student ambassadors

Competencies Required:

Strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to relate effectively with diverse university community

Administrative and organizational skills

Ability to utilize technology that supports both students and professional practice

Preferred Competencies and Knowledge:

Knowledge and use of Banner and Navigate

Occasional weekend and evening work required. 



Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Comm/Info-Admin
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 23, 2021, 7:14:29 AM

Organization

Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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