Academic Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

University of Idaho

Academic Advisor

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Enrollment Management

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $42,536 annually or higher depending on education and experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Academic Advisor provides support and education to elevate students’ learning experience at the University of Idaho. The Academic Advisor fosters student success by building positive and professional student relationships and by implementing proactive strategies that help students fulfill their educational goals. The Academic Advisor will have content expertise in one or more college(s)/program(s) and will help students select courses and engage in opportunities consistent with their developing goals and interests. This position will also support students’ timely progress toward degree completion. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, providing information and clarification regarding university academic policies, creating rapport, and building academic advising relationships, and referring students to appropriate campus resources.
This position is expected to work collaboratively with university partners to ensure students have access to all campus support and enrichment opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Experience delivering student-centered customer service
  • Experience presenting information clearly and concisely to individuals, small, and large groups
  • Experience compiling and analyzing information for leadership/administrative decisions
  • Experience interpreting and applying standards and regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree or professional experience in a related discipline
  • Masters Degree

Demonstrated experience:

  • Providing academic advising in a higher education setting
  • Working successfully with diverse students and colleagues
  • Establishing and maintaining quality professional relationships
  • Analyzing information to identify and define problems/alternatives and developing recommendations

Knowledge of:

  • University of Idaho academic rules and regulations for undergraduate level advising
  • Student development theory and advising best practices

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, complex ideas in a manner that adapts to student needs and to articulate program requirements to a variety of audiences, including students, parents, faculty, and campus partners
  • Display strong organizational skills in to successfully manage competing prioritizes
  • Work independently and take initiative with new and existing projects
  • Motivate, encourage, and support students to recognize their potential and meet challenges

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

  • Must be eligible for membership in NACADA and UIACADA
  • Willingness to travel and to work selected evenings and weekends

Posting Number: SP003351P

Posting Date: 04/22/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before May 15, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

Please use your letter of qualification to explain in detail how your work experience, skills, and abilities meet both the required and preferred qualifications as listed in the position description. Your letter of qualification will be used to demonstrate your communication and writing skills to determine your ranking among the other applicants for this position.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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