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Academic Advisor I - Advisor for EMBA Academic Services - Campus Only Search - 513720

The University of Alabama
Closing date
Jul 22, 2021

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Apply nowJob no: 513720
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Internal only

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

Department/Organization: 206902 - EMBA Program

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:45pm routinely works after hours and on Saturdays

Note to Applicants: This is a campus only search. You must be a current UA employee to be considered.

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: The Advisor for EMBA Academic Services will counsel students on their programs of study and course work as well as monitor and manage the academic progress of the students. The Advisor for EMBA Academic Services will be responsible for working with the UA Graduate School in advising, tracking progress, and reporting the students' progress toward degree completion. In addition, the Advisor for EMBA Academic Services will assist in the planning and execution of orientation, student experiential, and professional development events and activities.

The Advisor for EMBA Academic Services must be able to communicate effectively with a
variety of individuals: current and prospective students, alumni, faculty and university administrators. This person must be able to professionally address large audiences as well as to communicate effectively one-on-one. This person must also be able to facilitate small groups and help students develop organizational and leadership skills.

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

Skills and Knowledge: Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills; outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills; essential to have the ability to gain support of students, faculty, staff, and administration. Experience in motivating students, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Candidate should also have experience and skills in student advisement, funding and retention, as well as planning, organizing and conducting special events. Candidates must be computer savvy, and have demonstrated proficiency with financial responsibilities for programs, social media, and experience in creating tracking and data reports.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, counseling, or higher education and two (2) years of experience in student services, recruiting, college or university administration.

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 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.

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