Company: University of Denver
Posted on: May 3, 2021
University Academic Programs comprises multiple programs that
advance the academic mission of the University by providing
enhanced academic programs that have the potential to reach every
student. Our Student Success work is defined by our goal to develop
a data literate, research-informed, culture of student success that
prioritizes holistic student development through our collaborative
communication across faculty and staff groups. Student success at
DU hinges on our ability to promote relationship-building as a
means to support students holistic wellbeing and academic
As an educational and research community, DU values curiosity,
intellectual freedom, inclusive excellence, and open communication.
DU respects individual differences and embraces civil discourse. DU
promotes caring and close individual attention. DU is a community
distinguished by inclusiveness, collaboration, responsiveness, and
accountability. As such, we are committed to enhancing the
diversity of our faculty and staff. The University is an equal
opportunity/ affirmative action employer.
The Office of Academic Advising (OAA) empowers undergraduate
students to be active and independent learners in pursuit of their
academic success. OAA provides academic advising support to
undergraduate students and faculty advisors through one-on-one
meetings, classroom visits, and group workshops and trainings. OAA
supports undergraduate academic recovery (probation) students,
students exploring their major options, transfer students, and
students who have received Daniels Fund awards and Denver
Scholarship Foundation awards. OAA supports the DU Academic
Advising Model by leading central communications to over 300
faculty advisors and over 15 staff advisors and through quarterly
Through daily meetings with students, this position works with
all undergraduate students to ensure their transition, persistence,
and success at the University. This position demonstrates a
commitment to the principles of inclusive excellence and diversity
through embedding inclusiveness throughout programs, services, and
Responsible for implementing appropriate office processes and
practices to support and inform a proactive advising model. This
- Holistically advising a quarterly load of approximately 300
undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and educational
needs regarding degree planning, course registration, major/minor
exploration, and understanding the Common Curriculum and general
undergraduate requirements in the effort to ensure their
transition, persistence, and success at DU.
- Providing information and guidance on academic-related
administrative processes, such as Academic Exceptions, Academic
Standards, Course Overloads, and Leaves of Absence.
- Proactively tracking, outreaching to and working with students
identified through early intervention systems (i.e., high-risk,
first generation, students who have not been in for an appointment,
students on academic probation, etc.).
- Coordinating and/or participating in the advising-related role
of New/Transfer Student Discoveries Orientation program.
- Connecting students to student support resources, offices and
departments across campus, as needed, to support holistic student
development and success.
- Participating in the assessment and evaluation of academic
policies, services, and programs.
- Maintaining thorough, accurate, pertinent documentation of
student records and individual advising sessions within FERPA
- Serves as a liaison and fosters intentional relationships with
other departments and faculty advisors at the direction of Office
- Participate in unit, department and/or campus-wide
- Engages in on-going professional development activities,
including but not limited to, memberships in professional
organizations such as NACADA; attendance at conferences, workshops,
division, and department training sessions.
Advising Model Support:
- At the direction of Office leadership, supports the development
of trainings and resources for staff and faculty advisors across
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Enthusiasm for the field of academic advising.
- Understanding of how advising fits into the overall mission of
- Understanding of the organizational culture and a desire to
work toward continuous improvement of the culture of advising.
- Strong ability to work independently and as part of a
- Ability to exercise good judgment in prioritizing tasks and
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Decision making: Strong ability to make complex, independent
- Communication skills: Excellent written communication and
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to
questions from students, University colleagues and the general
public over the telephone, in writing and in person.
- Inter-personal skills: A proven ability to work well and
nurture relationships with the advising team, faculty, and
- Successful experiences in conflict resolution.
- Detail Oriented: Process oriented thinking and ability to pay
careful attention to detail.
- Organization and time management skills: Ability to juggle a
wide variety of tasks and effectively prioritize
- Team oriented: Demonstrated ability to work well within a team
with a high level of professionalism.
- Willingness and commitment to involvement with the National
Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
- Bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology or related
- 2 years of full-time post-baccalaureate advising related
experience in an educational setting.
- Experience in student learning and student development.
- Experience working with faculty, staff, families, and
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to diversity, equity,
- M.A. in psychology, counseling, social work, higher education,
or related field.
- Excellent community building and human relations skills.
- Knowledge of learning strategies, academic coaching,
developmental advising models, and student development
- Strong organizational skills; commitment to providing quality
- Experience with programming and outreach.
- Proficiency in Banner.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by
4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 .
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered.
Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 7.
The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $50,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that
represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay
for the position at the time of posting. The University may
ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The
salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based
on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate,
departmental budget availability, internal salary equity
considerations, and available market information, but not based on
a candidates sex or any other protected status.
The offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The
University of Denver is a private institution that empowers
students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the
University of Denver .
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
- 1 page Academic Advising Philosophy
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity
of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status
protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of
a criminal history background check.
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