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Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Position Number: 2379648
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Position Type: Academic Advising

Academic Advisor - College of Health and Applied Sciences (Temporary)

Position Number: TE2111
Salary for Announcement: This position is temporary and is funded for up to two years. The salary range for this position is $37,400 $46,800. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.The above salary range represents the Universitys good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Employee Category: Professional staff
Department: College of Health and Applied Sciences-Office

Position Summary:
The Academic Advisor position reports to the College of Health and Applied Sciences (CHAS) 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 CHAS.

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.

Academic Advising (50%)
Conduct individual advising sessions for students who have declared majors in the College of Health and Applied Sciences (CHAS).
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 CHAS sections of the University Catalog to ensure all curriculum changes have been accurately reflected to ensure accurate advising.

Retention (30%)
Manage caseloads of CHAS students.
Conduct outreach to CHAS students by making phone calls and emails to continuing students.
Identify students who are not reaching program and career-selection milestones as defined by department chairs or faculty advising coordinators.
Design and implement appropriate interventions.
Assist with the collection of data for the preparation of reporting related to the assessment of advising services.

Recruitment and Support (10%)
Participate in University recruitment events, including outreach and involvement with under-represented groups.
Participate in Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) and CHAS Transfer Student Orientations.
Work with the Admissions office to identify newly admitted CHAS majors and contact them regarding orientation and advising.
Support the Universitys Hispanic Serving Institution initiative.

Training and Professional Development (5%)
Remain up to date on advising systems and trends in developmental advising.
Provide advising assistance and training for CHAS faculty.
Participate in advisor training sessions.
Attend professional development opportunities whenever possible.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree in Higher Education, College Personnel, a related field, or an academic discipline taught in the College of Health and Applied Sciences
At least two years of academic advising experience at an accredited postsecondary institution or two years mentoring or advising students
Experience with academic advising software (Banner, Degree Works, Student Success Collaborative, etc.)
Demonstrated experience in program assessment and/or annual reporting
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Experience in recruitment of students or enrollment of students
A strong background and awareness of BIPOC, LBGTQIA, low-income, first-generation, undocumented, non-traditional, veteran, English-language learner students, as well as students with disabilities

Posting Date: 07/14/2021
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

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

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

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

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