Academic Advisor - School of Professional Studies - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This academic advisor position reports to the School of Professional Studies Dean’s Office, and coordinates academic advising activities for the School with the University’s Academic Advising Center. The position will be responsible for general academic advising for students who have declared a major in the School of Professional Studies.


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. This position will provide general academic advising for all students who have declared majors in the School of Professional Studies (SPS). Additionally the position is responsible for the following:

1. Provide advising assistance and training for SPS faculty, including assisting them with Banner Tracking/BRM.

2. Participate in University recruitment, Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR), and other University functions related to these efforts

3. Review SPS sections of the University Catalog to ensure all curriculum changes have been accurately reflected

4. Review SPS and departmental websites to ensure they are updated in a timely manner, as well as maintain and update other online advising resources

5. Participate in advisor training sessions and professional development opportunities whenever possible

6. Assist with the collection of data for the preparation of reporting related to the assessment of advising services

7. Assist with and evaluate transfer courses and submit CAPP adjustments when applicable to ensure all majors within the School have comparable evaluations of their previous coursework

8. Work with the Admissions office to identify newly admitted SPS majors and contact them regarding orientation and advising

9. Participate in student retention initiatives

10. Work in collaboration with the Academic Advising Center, which includes attending staff meetings, occasional late night advisor rotations, and committees

11. Provide workshops on the various majors in SPS, as needed.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Aviation & Aerospace Science; Criminal Justice & Criminology; Engineering Technology; Human Nutrition-Dietetics; Health Care Management; Integrative Therapeutic Practices; Recreation Professions; Hospitality, Tourism & Events; Human Performance & Sport; Athletic Training; Human Services; Nursing; Journalism; Technical Communications; or Industrial Design.

2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

3. Academic advising experience at an accredited institution in higher education.

4. Experience with academic advising software (SCT/Banner, SIS etc.)

5. Experience working with diverse, urban populations.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in Academic Advising or equivalent discipline

2. At least two years of academic advising experience at an accredited institution in higher education.

3. Experience with SCT/Banner

4. Experience with website programs (Dreamweaver, Terminal 4, etc.)

5. Experience working in collaboration with faculty and staff from various academic departments.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references and their contact information in order to be considered for this position.

Keyword Phrases

  • School of Prof. Studies
  • Academic Advisor - School of Professional Studies
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Academic Advising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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