Job Details

Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Position Number: 2176182
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Position Type: Academic Advising

Academic Advisor (Temporary)

Position Number: TE2118
Salary for Announcement: The salary range is $37,400 $46,800. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The above salary range represents the Universitys good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.
Employee Category: Professional staff
Department: School of Hospitality

Position Summary:
The Academic Advisor position reports to the Dean of School of Hospitality (SoH) and participates in relevant academic advising activities with the University's Academic Advising Center. This position will be responsible for academic advising, recruitment and retention for students who have declared programs in SoH. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

The primary responsibilities are to provide informed guidance and accurate information in the most efficient, accessible, and comprehensive manner possible to assist students in reaching their educational, life, and career goals.
Academic Advising (70%)
Conduct individual advising sessions for students who have declared majors in SoH.
Assist with course selection, scheduling, and registration.
Help with long-term degree planning.
Assist with and evaluate transfer courses and submit degree exceptions where applicable.
Refer students to appropriate university resources.
Provide basic information related to career planning, financial aid, admissions and other applicable information related to student needs.
Review SoH sections of the University Catalog to ensure all curriculum changes have been accurately reflected to ensure accurate advising.
Retention (10%)
Conduct and coordinate outreach to SoH students.
Assist with the collection of data for the preparation of reporting related to the assessment of advising services.
Recruiting (10%)
Participate in and coordinate SoH involvement in University recruitment events, specifically outreach and involvement with under-represented groups.
Participate in Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) and SoH Transfer Student Orientations.
Work with the Admissions office to identify newly admitted SoH students and contact them regarding orientation and advising.
Training and Professional Development (5%)
Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide assistance and training as needed.
Participate in advisor training sessions.
Attend professional development opportunities whenever possible.
Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree
Minimum one year advising college/university students.
Experience in recruitment and retention.
Experience with professional communication to include written and verbal.

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters Degree
Experience working across units and departments at the University level
Experience writing annual reports or assessments
Experience with academic advising software, such as Banner and/or Degree Works
Experience developing, coordinating and/or delivering workshops or training sessions
Bilingual in Spanish
Experience working with diverse and urban populations.

Posting Date: 03/04/2021
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

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