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Student Support Services Academic Success Advisor 1 (Academic Advisor 1)

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Search #: 496222
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


The Center for Academic Programs (CAP) seeks candidates for an Academic Success Advisor 1 for the Student Support Services (SSS) program at the Storrs campus. The SSS program develops and implements initiatives for the recruitment, retention, and graduation of low-income, first-generation to college, and underrepresented students through its summer program and year-round undergraduate services.


  • Advises and counsels students regarding specific curriculum decisions and career goals, provides personal and other non-academic counseling, academically advises on course selection and registration, and makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of the five-week summer program for incoming first-year SSS students
  • Supports student orientation activities, such as group counseling and workshops, to acclimate students to the University
  • Reviews and advocates for students regarding probation, dismissal, reinstatement, and financial aid appeals
  • Teaches First Year Experience courses designed for students in the program
  • Assists in the design and implementation of programming for students in the SSS program including workshops and special events
  • Monitors students’ academic progress in cooperation with other university offices, analyzes transcripts, and makes recommendations for continuance in the program
  • Supports SSS program initiatives, including recruiting students for various opportunities, assisting students through scholastic dismissal and financial aid appeal processes, and supporting the New Student Orientation process
  • Serves on committees related to student success and retention
  • Assists with special projects that advance the mission of the SSS program
  • Performs related duties as required


  1. Bachelor’s degree in higher education, counseling, social sciences, or a related field and three years of experience in counseling low-income, first-generation, and minority and/or nontraditional students. OR Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, social sciences, or a related field and 1 year of experience in counseling low-income, first-generation, and minority and/or nontraditional students.
  2. Knowledge of academic advising and college student coaching
  3. Experience with teaching and/or conducting workshops
  4. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  5. Ability to sometimes work flexible and irregular hours as needed including nights and weekends

  1. Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or a related field
  2. Three or more years of experience counseling in a higher education setting
  3. Bilingual English/Spanish

This is a full-time, end-dated, grant-funded position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. The salary for this position is $52,096.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #496222 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin on September 21, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Sep 02 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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