Academic Advisor - Undeclared - 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

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.


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
  • 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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