University of Arkansas Seeks Academic Advisor

Posted on December 7, 2021
University of Arkansas Seeks Academic Advisor
Position Title                                                                                                                         
Academic Advisor

Position Summary                                                                                                                                                      
The Academic Advisor will provide direct assistance for the Bumpers College Student Services Office-Waldrip Student Center. This position will be required to utilize UAConnect and UASuccess to advise, track, schedule appointments, document student meetings, and process student communications in a timely and efficient manner. This position will work to ensure student completion, retention, and semester-by-semester registration for all students assigned within the caseload. Specific counseling, management, and additional outreach will be required for probationary and at-risk students, as identified by the Student Services Office. The Academic Advisor will collaborate with assigned academic departments/areas to gain a clear understanding of curriculum, as well as career opportunities related to each discipline. The Academic Advisor will participate in advising team meetings and all college/university training events, New Student Orientation, as well as, teach multiple UNIV 1001 University Perspectives sections. This position will require the advisor to collaborate with other Student Services personnel to ensure an understanding and continuous delivery of recruitment, scholarships, student records, career development, and other services promoting student success.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Agriculture, Human Environmental Science, Education or related field

· At least two years’ experience in a higher education setting advising, counseling, or academic coaching

· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form

· Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, demonstrate attention to detail, meet deadlines, and think creatively

· Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and other software programs Preferred Qualifications

· Master’s degree in counseling, education, or related area from an accredited institution

· Competence and experience with UAConnect, PowerPoint, Peoplesoft, Blackboard, Microsoft Teams, and Starfish (UASuccess)

· Teaching experience in higher education setting

· Demonstrated understanding of student development theory

· Demonstrated passion for working with students, parents, faculty, staff, and college administrators

· Background and experience in agriculture, human environmental sciences, or related field Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite

· Ability to provide excellent customer service in person and over the phone and through electronic communications

· Ability to maintain a professional demeanor, workspace, and work discreetly with confidential records and information


Workday Percentages

Academic Advising 60%:

· Advises and assists new and transfer students as assigned by the Bumpers College Student Services Office

· Utilizes student retention system (UA Success) to schedule appointments, document student meetings, and process student communications

· Maintains accurate and up-to-date student records, both as a physical file to transition to the faculty advisors, as well as electronic documentation

· Collaborates with assigned academic departments to gain a clear understanding of curriculum, as well as, career opportunities related to each discipline

· Helps students in the development of their educational and career goals

· Teaches students how to navigate degree requirements and gain an understanding of university policies and procedures

· Assists students with completion of any advising related documents/petitions


Retention 15%:

· Teaches one or more sections of UNIV 1001 for Bumpers College students

· Assists students in academic difficulty and makes appropriate campus referrals

· Works with Bumpers College personnel to develop and implement retention plans for advisees

· Assists with orientation programs to assure incoming students are fully informed regarding curriculum requirements and college expectations


Administrative Functions 15%:

· Partners with department heads, faculty, and staff for clear and consistent communication

· Works with department administrative assistants in transitioning students to appropriate faculty advisors as appropriate

· Participates in advising team meetings and training events


Other Duties 10%:

· Willingness to serve on college and university committees

· Assists the Dean’s Office as needed

· Assists the Dean’s Office as needed

· Other duties as assigned


To apply go the following link here