Academic Advisor - Undeclared (3 positions) - 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

Responsible primarily for helping undeclared students with choice of major, choosing appropriate courses, and beginning to define a career path, using developmental advising techniques. Also helps plan and deliver University-wide advising programs, such as new student orientation advising and support for General Studies.

This posting is being used to fill three (3) positions in the Office of Academic Advising


50% Manage a caseload of Undeclared students:

  • Conduct individual advising sessions with students,
  • Assist with course selection, scheduling and registration,
  • Help student with long-term degree planning,
  • Help student begin or continue career planning process,
  • Refer students to appropriate University resources,
  • Implement outreach efforts to encourage student persistence.

20% Advise incoming students in a variety of disciplines to help them develop appropriate first-term schedules,

  • Support new student recruitment and orientation programs,
  • Support and implement outreach efforts for incoming students.

15% Provide support for students with questions about general education requirements.

10% Professional Development:

  • Remain up to date on advising systems and trends in developmental advising,
  • Become/remain knowledgeable about the curriculum over time,
  • Make appropriate use of technology as it changes.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years demonstrated experience with developmental advising techniques (or equivalent experience) at an accredited institution
  • Working knowledge of computer-based advising systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in either
    • Higher Education, College Personnel, Counseling, or related OR
    • An academic discipline taught at Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Experience working with undeclared/exploratory students
  • Knowledge of Ellucian Banner student information system
  • Skills in the use of online and social media technology in advising

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

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

Keyword Phrases

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Advisor - Undeclared (3 positions)
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
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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