Academic Advisor-College 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


Detailed Job Description

The academic advisor position(s) report to the College of Professional Studies (CPS) Advising Office and participates in relevant academic advising activities with the University’s Academic Advising Center. This position will be responsible for academic advising and retention for students who have declared majors in CPS. 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.
50%- Academic Advising
• Conduct individual advising sessions for students who have declared majors in the College of Professional Studies (CPS).
• 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 CPS sections of the University Catalog to ensure all curriculum changes have been accurately reflected to ensure accurate advising.
30%: Retention
• Manage caseloads of CPS students.
• Conduct outreach to CPS students by making phone calls and emails to continuing students.
• Assist with the collection of data for the preparation of reporting related to the assessment of advising services.
• Participate in University recruitment events, including outreach and involvement with under-represented gruops.
• Participate in Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) and CPS Transfer Student Orientations.
• Work with the Admissions office to identify newly admitted CPS majors and contact them regarding orientation and advising.
5%: Training and Professional Development
• Provide advising assistance and training for CPS faculty.
• Participate in advisor training sessions.
• Attend professional development opportunities whenever possible.
5% Other Duties as Assigned

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelors degree.
2. Must possess error-free written communication skills.
3. Two years of academic advising experience at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
4. Experience with academic advising software (Banner, SIS etc.).
5. Experience working with diverse, urban populations, including but not limited to students of color, or other under-represented groups.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in Academic Advising or equivalent discipline.
2. At least three years of academic advising experience at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
3. Experience with Banner.
4. Experience with Degree Works.
5. Experience with Student Success Collaborative.
6. Experience working in collaboration with faculty and staff from various academic departments.
7. Experience presenting at new student orientations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

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

Copies of transcripts are not required but may be attached.

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

Keyword Phrases

  • College of Prof. Studies
  • Academic Advisor-College 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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