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Academic Advisor, Leeds School of Business

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Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:

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Full-TimePosting Close Date:

04-Jul-2022Date Posted:

22-Jun-2022 Close All Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business encourages applications for 2 Academic Advisors! One advisor will support first year students while the other advisor will have a mixed caseload of sophomore, junior and senior accounting, finance, and real estate students. The Office of Undergraduate Student Services at the Leeds School of Business is committed to supporting the education of the whole student and integrating student life with learning. In the process of generating and disseminating academic information and personalized requirements, we share knowledge through policies, practices, and programs for current students and their families, prospective students and their families, faculty, and other student affairs and academic affairs professionals campus wide. This position educates the whole student through a developmental, student-focused approach which includes individual, group, and electronic interactions that enhance academic success, promote personal and professional development, and foster a sense of community. The Professional Academic Advisor also serves as a key liaison for our current and prospective students.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are

At Leeds, we have an unprecedented vantage point, and while we’re located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, we’re not talking about the scenery. Set in the heart of Boulder, Colorado—one of the nation’s most vibrant business communities—Leeds offers unparalleled access to world-changing entrepreneurs, national research institutions and award-winning faculty!

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Academic Advising

  • Advises students with a life design coach mentality regarding academic requirements and co-curricular opportunities. Advising responsibilities include: evaluating incoming credit, creating customized degree plans, proactively providing student interventions, intrusive outreach, and design/delivery of required advising workshops. Advising may be done in person, on the phone/Zoom or via email. Having a student-focused developmental approach to advising is required, and an understanding of how career goals and opportunities impact academic decisions. Provide comprehensive advising support that focuses on exploration, discovery, goal-setting, and supportive connection.
  • Knowledgeable of constantly evolving curricula, university rules and policies, and how to apply to constantly different circumstances.
  • Up to date on resources available and knowledgeable of current advising standards and protocol.

Student Records & Outreach

  • Actively track academic achievement progress and retention using Salesforce and other available student data. Monitor dashboards with integrated student success achievements and perform outreach/intervention when students are off track.
  • Proactively track, contact, and work with special student populations (e.g., early alert, high-risk, first generation, students who have not been in for an appointment, students in academic difficulty, highly skilled students, etc.) Uses data to make informed decisions about interventions and program evaluation.
  • Maintain student records to reflect current academic standing with regard to the undergraduate degree requirements.

Teach BADM 1250 Designing Your Leeds

  • Participate in annual Designing Your Leeds instructor training.
  • Provide advising support and deliver advising module in multiple sections.
  • First Year Advisors will collaborate with instructor team on standard methodologies around teaching, grading, classroom management, etc.
  • Must be knowledgeable about Design Thinking and experienced in teaching Life Design concepts.
  • Hire and train a peer innovation coach to help facilitate in-class activities.
  • The area advisor will teach one section of BADM 1250 in the fall semester. The first year advisor will teach 2-3 sections.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Every position in the Undergraduate office will be called upon to help with various tasks such as orientation, graduation confirmation, commencement ceremony, probation and suspension, advising non-business students, preparing and presenting oral presentations, training and mentoring new employees, and acting as an outreach resource to the rest of the campus or community. This position may be called upon to lead training and professional development activities for staff and may represent Leeds on departmental and university committees that relate to issues broader than their assigned caseload.

Additional Responsibilities of the Accounting, Finance, and Real Estate Advisor

Four Year Graduation Planning & Processing

  • Ensure that all students in caseload have a personalized graduation plan in place by the end of their fourth semester
  • Perform degree audits over the summer for rising seniors to help identify and resolve roadblocks to graduating on time

Contribute to Job Placement Goals for Leeds students

  • Build and maintain relationships with Leeds Industry Coaches to understand career opportunities that correspond with the different areas of emphasis.
  • Include career interests in the advising process by recommending electives, professional development opportunities, and engagement with industry coaches and other resources through the Leeds Career Development office

Additional First Year Advising Responsibilities:

New Student Onboarding

  • Manage summer advising for incoming students and develop content/communications for online orientation.
  • Assist with development, coordination, and assessment of programming for Leeds new student welcome events, onboarding, and course enrollment process.

Program Administration

  • This position works closely with the Associate Director of First Year Experience on all initiatives that support student success.
  • Support coordination of FYE programming including planning, marketing and execution of events.
  • Collaborate with Leeds faculty to support student success.
  • Participate in FYE team meetings and trainings.

Engagement in Cross-Campus First Year Advising Network

  • Actively engage in planning and collaboration as a member of the cross-campus. First Year Advising Network, which includes regular meetings and trainings.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

Hybrid work schedule.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $50,000- $55,000 annually. Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.

Benefits The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. Be StatementsBe collaborative. Be dynamic. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution + 1 year of professional related experience such as academic advising, career counseling, or a professional position in a business setting.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
What You Will Need
  • Effectiveness in strong written and oral communications, collaboration and problem solving.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Promotes creating an inclusive environment to reflect our values and vision at Leeds.
  • Willingness to work in an environment which may demand some flexibility or evening work.
  • Confident in public speaking, leading workshops and/or teaching.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Confident to problem solve and create solutions.
  • Experience using and learning technology platforms (for example: Zoom, Microsoft Office, Salesforce, PeopleSoft, Degree Audit).
What We Would Like You To Have
  • A Master's Degree in counseling, higher education, business, or a related field.
  • Three years of academic advising experience.
  • Experience in career counseling.
  • Experience with advising technology/programs (Degree Audit, Campus Solutions/PeopleSoft, TES).
  • Experience teaching first year seminar course.
  • Experience in working in a business environment or business school setting.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by July 4th, 2022 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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