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Academic Advisor II (Transfer Liaison)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Academic Advisor II (Transfer Liaison)
Department Eller Undergraduate Programs (3016)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Eller College of Management’s Online Undergraduate Program is seeking enthusiastic candidates with effective communication and attention to detail to join the team as an Academic Advisor II (Transfer Liaison) for our fully online undergraduate program. Each year, many students commit to transferring from community colleges to complete a bachelor’s degree in the Eller Undergraduate program. The advisor will provide these students a clear path to achieve academic success by evaluating transfer coursework and making recommendations for future coursework in preparation for transfer to the University of Arizona and Eller College. The advisor will represent Eller College Undergraduate Programs by attending events at community colleges and corporate partners with the goal of increasing enrollment of high-achieving prospective students. These transfer advising responsibilities will require off-campus travel to Maricopa country and throughout Arizona. The advisor will be responsible for ensuring enrollment growth amongst high-achieving transfer students through detailed administration, strategic planning, and collaboration with off-campus and on-campus partners. The advisor will implement and maintain a robust online orientation program to onboard newly admitted online students. They will also guide newly admitted students through registration and the first semester, making necessary notations to student’s academic records. They will collaborate with the University of Arizona admissions team to track interactions with prospective students and monitor progress through the various stages of admissions. The advisor will be expected to participate in professional development activities and other duties as assigned.

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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Academic Advisor II (Transfer Liaison) will:
• Advise transfer students on academic requirements and procedures associated with the pre-professional and professional phases of the Eller Undergraduate program.
• Evaluate course petitions and amendments to student’s program of study, monitor academic progress, maintain student files and records, and evaluate transfer transcripts for course equivalencies.
• Assist students with negotiating University and Eller College processes and procedures, including guidance through UA admissions, placement exams (math, writing, second language), financial aid, and other services.
• Lead efforts to increase applications from high-achieving prospective students including off-campus travel to strategic Arizona community college campuses, corporate partnership events, or other relevant recruiting events.
• Develop and facilitate presentations using various multimedia.
• Coordinate large and small informational sessions or events and evaluate effectiveness of these programs.
• Collaborate with the University of Arizona Admissions team by responding to inquiries related to transfer articulation from prospective online students.
• Onboard newly admitted Eller Online undergraduate students, in coordination with Eller Undergraduate programs team and the Eller e-Learning team, by offering an orientation program designed to ensure incoming online students receive necessary program information and appropriate first-term course registration.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The preceding are performed with a concern for and expectation of:
• Strong written and verbal communication.
• Pro-active, problem-solving attitude.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.
• Managing competing priorities with strong attention to detail.

Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two or more years of experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.

•Possession of a valid Driver’s license is required upon first day of employment.

•Ability to travel regularly 2-4 times per month between Phoenix and Tucson.

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous academic advising or other experience in higher education student services.
• Previous experience with online learners, community college students and/or non-traditional adult learners.
• Previous experience with tele-work.
• Recruiting and social media experience.
• Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
• Experience using CRM software such as Slate or Salesforce.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $42,000 - $44,000 Annual
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22208
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/02/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Matthew Goodwin

Open Date 11/22/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 12/04/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a related field and two or more years of experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you possess a valid driver's license upon employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you able to travel regularly two to four times per month between Tucson and Phoenix?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents