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ACES Academic Advisor 2 at University of Connecticut

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Location: Stamford, Connecticut





Job Description:
JOB SUMMARY

The Advising Center provides comprehensive academic advisement to all UConn-Stamford undergraduates, more specifically within ACES - Academic Center for Exploratory Students. The advisement staff promotes student-centered partnerships that encourage and support students both in their academic success and in meeting academic and personal goals. Under the supervision of the Coordinator for the Advising Center, the Academic Advisor performs duties relevant to academic programs for Stamford Campus undergraduate students. The Academic Advisor will carry an advising caseload of 100-300 students, provide one-on-one advisement sessions, walk-in advisement, group advisement, and participate in various campus events. Academic Advisors also host early intervention programs for first-year students, new student orientation, academic probation workshops, and teach a first year experience course.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Advises students in planning an academic program in accordance with the department's mission.
  • Collaborate with various campus resources to provide guidance regarding career goals.
  • Responsible for helping students to interpret the rules, regulations, and policies of the various schools and colleges.
  • Advises students in specific curriculum decisions, including the appropriate choice and scheduling of courses, selection or change of major or minor, waiver of requirements/deadlines, and related matters to foster success and retention.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding warning, exclusion, suspension or dismissal.
  • Assists in planning, implementing scheduling, registration activities, orientation programs, and other activities, as assigned.
  • Serves as resource for students, faculty, parents and others having questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Maintains appropriate files and records, which may be computerized, and assists in compiling statistical reports.
  • Assists Advising Center Coordinator in planning campus group advising sessions for new, transfer, and continuing students.
  • Teaches one section of the First Year Experience (FYE) course.
  • Works with Advising Center Coordinator in identifying and supporting student populations at risk, i.e. ACES, undecided, probation level, dismissed students and others.
  • Works with faculty and other University offices to resolve problems and formulates strategies to increase level of success.
  • Coordinates departmental programs or initiatives related to advising, i.e. Academic Recovery and Engagement Plan for scholastic probation students.
  • Participates in various committees and advisory groups.
  • Performs related duties as required.

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor's degree in related field and three years of related experience in advising and/or counseling college-aged students OR Master's degree in related field and one year of related experience in advising and/or counseling college-aged students
    • Professional experience in a higher education setting
    • Strong administrative, planning, and organizational skills
    • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to establish rapport with students, faculty, and professional staff
    • Demonstrated ability to critically think, analyze, and problem solve

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or related field
    • Advising experience, particularly working with exploring, undecided, first generation, and/or underrepresented students
    • Experience teaching in a college setting
    • Familiarity with FERPA and its implications in an advisement setting
    • Strong computer skills and experience maintaining student records/notes in an online database system
    • Knowledge of current trends in career pathways to employment

    APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is a full-time, permanent position at the Stamford campus. 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. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/employee-benefits-overview/. For additional information about the University visit:http://www.uconn.edu/.

    TO APPLY

    Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494399 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 March 31, 2020.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found athttp://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    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.

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