Academic Success Advisor

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  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Academic Success Advisor

Arizona State University

Barrett Honors Downtown

Campus: Downtown Phoenix


Job Description

Barrett, The Honors College at the Downtown campus is seeking an Academic Success Advisor who is able to work in a team environment. Barrett prides itself with offering honors students attention tailored toward their individual goals, and the successful candidate will share this philosophy. This position will report to the Academic Success Advising Coordinator and will support initiatives and objectives related to the unique honors college experience.

Salary Range

$35,163 – $45,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Advise a high volume of students on the ASU and Barrett honors curriculum requirements and maintain detailed student records
  • Explain academic policies and procedures
  • Provide walk-in advising and assistance to all students in Barrett on a daily basis
  • Inform students of co-curricular opportunities and resources university-wide, that match their individual interests and goals
  • Monitor student progress in completing the Barrett honors requirements including pulling and analyzing data
  • Inform students of the honors thesis/creative project process through in-person advising, workshops, and online tools
  • Participate in projects that include: assisting incoming students with ASU New Student Orientations; leading Barrett information sessions throughout the year; assisting with Barrett graduation procedures; interacting with other Barrett administration, faculty and staff within the college and throughout the ASU and external community
  • Participate in college committees, and attend college and university events including (but not limited to) Convocation, Fall Welcome, Parents Weekend, and academic-related workshops
  • Complete special projects and duties as assigned

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 preferred
  • Experience in working with honors students in an academic or related student services field in a higher education environment. (Honors experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of university curriculum requirements and student development theory
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced environment with high volume student traffic
  • Experience working one-on-one with students
  • Experience in work that requires attention to detail and self-motivated 
  • Experience in problem-solving
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience in using Office Applications (i.e. Word, Excel and Outlook); PeopleSoft; DARS, data analysis, ASU Analytic Reports or similar data reporting systems

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time, walk moderate distances, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 50 pounds to perform work
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Communicate to perform essential functions
  • Use office equipment such as calculator, telephone, computer (monitor, keyboard and mouse), printer, fax and copier
  • This position receives regular review of objectives

Department Statement

Barrett, The Honors College: Established in 1988, Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is a selective four-year residential college offering special honors courses, study abroad, research opportunities, and merit scholarships to academically outstanding undergraduates at all four ASU campuses. Barrett has more than 7,000 students at the Tempe, Downtown, Polytechnic and West campuses of ASU.

Barrett Honors College has received many accolades including being called “the gold standard” among honors colleges in the nation by the New York Times and “Best Honors College” in the United States by Reader’s Digest. USA Today named ASU one of the 100 Best Value Colleges and cited Barrett as “outstanding. The 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges cites Barrett Honors College as one reason why Arizona State University is among the top 10 “Best Buy” public schools in the United States. Specifically, the guide spotlights the “ambitious honors projects” at Barrett Honors College. 

Barrett students benefit from the vast resources and numerous opportunities at ASU, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative universities, located in the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. 

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Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU/Barrett, The Honors College will not be a sponsor for this position.

ASU Statement

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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Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

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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