Academic Success Advisor, Graduate Advising

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  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Academic Success Advisor, Graduate Advising

Arizona State University


Campus: Tempe


Job Description

The SEMTE Advising office is seeing a highly motivated, articulate and detail orientated academic advisor to join its graduate advising team. This individual will advise traditional MS and PhD students as well as those enrolled in our semiconductor certificate program, both on campus and online. This position reports to the Manager, Graduate Advising.

Salary Range

$40,000 – $48,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Provide academic advisement to MS and PhD students in mechanical, aerospace, chemical, materials science, modern energy production & sustainable use, and biological design, as well as students enrolled in the semiconductor certificate.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to student enrollment, registration, orientation, and degree completion.
  • Maintain comprehensive, detailed and accurate student records using university-wide systems.
  • Organize and participate in student recruitment, outreach, retention and engagement activities.
  • Consult with program chairs, faculty, colleagues, and students, to provide technical advice and problem solving assistance.
  • Utilize university-wide advising systems to work closely with students in identifying all academic options including degrees, extracurricular activities, study abroad programs, research, and professional field experience.
  • Provide support and counsel to students in selection of options best suited to student academic and personal resources; make appropriate campus referrals.
  • Communicate with University partners including the Graduate College, Graduate Admissions, Registrar’s Office and Engineering Dean’s Office.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND one (1) year or more previous experience in one or more of the following: advising, student recruitment/retention or related student services utilizing a proactive and innovative approach which results in demonstrated outcomes in retention, graduation, and academic planning; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a master’s degree in higher education or related area.
  • Experience in college level academic advising.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Experience working in a fast paced and high-volume advising unit.
  • Experience in using student information computer systems and degree audits (i.e., PeopleSoft/Oasis, DARS, iPOS).
  • Experience in thinking critically to problem solve independently and as part of a group.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and theories in public and higher education and college advising.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).
  • Experience using database programs (Analytics, Salesforce, Amazon Workspaces).
  • Experience assisting with special events.
  • Experience developing and maintaining effective professional working relationships.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting.
  • Use office equipment including a desktop computer.
  • Lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Use effective communication skills to perform essential duties.
  • Work from general instructions on standard job duties and specific directions/instructions on new assignments.

Department Statement

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering on the Tempe Campus is comprised of six schools based on academic programs and research areas. The School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy has a nationally recognized faculty that conducts research, instructs and mentors students, and provides service to the profession and community.

The School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) is leveraging the synergy of engineering and science to develop new knowledge and technologies, and create innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Our undergraduate programs position students for roles as professional engineers or advanced studies beyond the baccalaureate degree. At the graduate level, we provide rigorous, cross-disciplinary training and a rich research environment, immersing our students in diverse research topics that have broad interactions among disciplines, both within and beyond the school. Please visit our website for additional information:

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Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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