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Academic Advisor 2 at University of Connecticut

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Location: Stamford, Connecticut

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the CLAS Academic Services Center, in coordination with the Stamford Campus, the incumbent will perform a variety of advising and administrative functions to assist CLAS students on the Stamford Campus.

UConn Stamford has the largest undergraduate population of all regional campuses within the University. With the addition of residence halls, the campus has increased its undergraduate population by nearly 50% in three years. UConn Stamford offers 14 start-to-finish majors. Undergraduate students can also begin any UConn major at Stamford, and then change campuses to Storrs after completing 54 credits. By Fall 2021, UConn Stamford will offer 17 majors, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students, the majority of whom will be in CLAS majors.

  • Advise and counsel CLAS undergraduates on academic requirements and auditing of degree progress.
  • Work closely with Storrs departmental advisors to ensure consistency in support and advising practices.
  • Develop programs (e.g., workshops, FYE courses) to support academically \"at-risk\" students.
  • Act as liaison between students and other UConn campus advising services.
  • Attend and/or conduct events/meetings on behalf of the CLAS Academic Services.
  • Assist campus change and transfer students at the Stamford campus.
  • Interpret academic policies and regulations, and serve as a resource to students, staff and faculty.
  • Identify problems with policies and regulations and recommend changes.
  • Advise and train staff and faculty advisors on CLAS degree requirements, and various University and CLAS undergraduate policies and procedures.
  • Serve on departmental and campus committees as required.
  • Prepare materials and publications for dissemination to students, administrators, faculty and parents/guardians.
  • Process changes to student records via PeopleSoft, maintaining accurate student files, and initiating and processing paperwork.
  • Work in coordination with the Stamford Campus Orientation processes to provide support for incoming first year and transfer students.
  • Maintain appropriate student records.
  • Make recommendations regarding student dismissals and readmission.
  • Act as dean's designee on matters relating to degree requirements.
  • Other duties as required.

  • Master's degree in counseling, education and related field.
  • 3 - 5 years' experience in academic counseling or advising.
  • Proven ability to implement programs and learning strategies for academically at-risk students.
  • Team-oriented, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of liberal arts and sciences academic programs.
  • Proven ability to relate well to students, faculty, administrators and parents/guardians.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Five or more years of post-Bachelor's experience in academic counseling or advising.
  • Experience working with administrators, faculty and parents/guardians in an advising setting.
  • Knowledge of UConn's CLAS undergraduate programs and degree requirements.
  • Familiarity with the Stamford campus.
  • Familiarity with Peoplesoft or with similar higher education systems.


    This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidates' background and experience.


    Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494400 to upload aresume, cover letter,and contact information forthree (3) professional references.

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

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 2, 2020.

    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.