Comprehensive Advisor - UAF Community and Technical College

University of Alaska

Comprehensive Advisor - UAF Community and Technical College

• Job No:
• Classification:Student Services Professional 3
• Grade:Grade 79
• Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF Community and Technical College
• Location:Fairbanks
• Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:
UAF Community and Technical College (CTC) is seeking a student success driven Comprehensive Advisor to provide advising services and student support. The successful candidate must be able to effectively network, build relationships and collaborate with a wide range of students, programs and departments. The Comprehensive Advisor should be highly self-motivated and dedicated to student success and have a demonstrated commitment to educational opportunities. This is a full-time, 11 -month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. If you are the person we're looking for please apply immediately to not miss this great career opportunity!

1-80Comprehensive Advising: Advise undergraduate students at CTC. Develop course schedules and academic plans through a thorough evaluation of academic history, placement data, and student interviews for interests, motivation and financial needs. Synthesize student's personal circumstances and individual needs to promote academic success. Assign program services, such as tutoring or laptop loan, to meet academic needs. Assist advisees with deciding on a major or changing majors, course scheduling, identifying sources for and obtaining financial aid, planning for graduation, employment, social supports and relevant referrals. Explain university policies and regulations. Monitor advisees' academic progress, maintain contact and keep written and/or electronic records of the counseling and advising sessions. Identify, contact and establish plan of action for struggling or failing students in consultation with the CTC Director of Student Success, and the Dean as needed. Advocate for students on academic issues, including but not limited to authorizations for appeals for financial aid, academic probation and academic disqualification, residence life, and the bursar's office. Refer students to appropriate legal and social resources for complex problems. Identify the need for improved or additional services and research and help develop retention strategies as needed. Assist students in areas of career exploration, including but not limited to resume' and cover letter writing, and job searches. Serve as a liaison between students and UAF departments as well as non-University entities. Adhere to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).Essential 20Outreach/Recruitment/Presentations: Serve on campus committees. Collaborate with other campus departments for recruitment/retention presentations and activities. Travel to designated high school for registration, financial aid, and placement testing for students who are admitted to UAF. Present advisor training to new student services personnel within CTC and provide job shadow opportunities. Present to faculty and staff from other colleges as invited. Present discussions on strategies for developing student success models for first-generation and/or underrepresented populations in higher education. Participate in and promote student engagement in leadership opportunities. Promote community and industrial partner development for employment opportunities. Host organizations to recruit students for summer and permanent employment.Essential
The successful candidate will implement an academic retention program with the goal of helping at-risk students succeed in college. The Comprehensive Advisor will provide opportunities for academic development, assists students with college requirements, and serve to motivate students towards the successful completion of their educational goals. The successful candidate will connect students to mentoring, job shadows, tutoring, math and study skills instruction, advising and mentoring, cultural and social engagement, financial assistance and technology loans.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Knowledge of university environment.

• Ability to work as part of a team.

• Public speaking skills.

• Ability to comprehend and apply university policies and procedures as they relate to students.

• Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing.

• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

• Knowledge of decision-making strategies and problem-solving techniques.

• Excellent active listening, intercultural competency and conflict resolution skills to establish rapport with students and provide appropriate positive and negative feedback.

• Strong computer-based skills associated with Microsoft Office.

• Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Preferred Experience & Education:

• Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of relevant experience.
• Experience providing academic advising and/or student support services.
• Experience working with Banner Student and Financial Aid modules and/or other computerized advising and student services tools (i.e., DeGreeWorks, UAOnline, Nanook Navigator and AirTable).
• Experience with outreach and/or recruitment events.
• Experience with student retention and/or enrollment management.

Required Experience & Education:
Three years relevant experience required, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 11 -month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and New hires will be placed on the, Grade 79, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To complete your application packet please attach:
• A comprehensive resume.
• Cover letter outlining your qualifications.
• Three professional references. (Include the name, address, email and phone number for each reference as they may be contacted during the selection process. Written reference letters are not required in order to apply).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualifies candidates have been identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dianna James, UAF Community and Technical College HR Coordinator, at or 907-455-2863.

Applications Close: Open until filled

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2 month(s) ago

Closing Date 2024-09-18