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Academic Advisor I - 513652

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The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa

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Apply nowJob no: 513652
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Advising/Peer Support

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 56 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 29764.80 Midpoint - $ 43326.36

Department/Organization: 214131 - Eng Student Services - Stud Support

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: The Academic Advisor I is an entry level advising position. Under direct supervision, the Advisor I will be engaged in academic advising activities that support UA at the institution or college level.

Additional Department Summary: This position will work with a team of academic advisors to guide students through the educational process here at the Capstone. The Academic Advisor I is expected to use appropriate advising practices/theories while working with students to foster academic success. Advise students in course and major selection by communicating general education, College of Engineering, and major requirements. Communicate accurate and timely information, and clarify University policies and procedures. Present and assist with new student and transfer orientation sessions. Create an environment where students are encouraged to learn, grow and utilize institutional resources. Seek opportunities to learn about the advising profession and contribute to the College of Engineering Advising Team and The University of Alabama.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and some experience. Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student oriented experience will be considered.

Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of academic advising and best practices. Ability to work with a diverse population. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Public speaking skills. Computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheet and/or database management. Good planning, coordinating, and organizational skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to read and interpret policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications: Relevant experience with DegreeWorks and Banner are highly desired.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 15 Jul 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 22 Jul 2021 Central Daylight Time

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The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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