University of Massachusetts Amherst -- Academic Advisor
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University of Massachusetts Amherst:
one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled
in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently
ranked among the top public research universities in the nation,
and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close
to major urban centers.
University Without Walls (UWW)
Academic Advisor provides online, phone, and in person academic
and administrative support to UWW students; works in partnership
with faculty to assist students in achieving their educational
requirements and personal goals through the construction of an
individualized degree plan; utilizes computer-based academic
records programs, such as SPIRE, UMetrx, Blackboard Learn,
EAB/SSC to provide superior advising; and plays a leadership role
in the planning, implementation and development of processes
designed to enhance the transition, retention and academic
progress of students. May involve teaching advising-related
seminar or workshop.
a leadership role in planning, implementation and development of
programs and processes designed to enhance the transition,
retention and academic progress of students.
to the needs of a post-traditional and diverse student
population by replying to administrative, degree planning,
graduation and academic status questions;
regularly with students on curriculum offerings, program
changes, registration deadlines and general guidance for
successfully progressing to graduation;
students with tailoring and planning their academic program;
processes, procedures, and expectations of the campus and UWW;
or refers students to appropriate sources for assistance,
including University Academic Support Centers such as the Office
of Disabilities, Ombudsperson, Writing Tutorial, Library and
other campus services;
in New Student Orientation and Graduation;
pre-admission advising when necessary;
students meet all curricular requirements for graduation;
as the interface between students and the Transfer Admissions
Department by assisting in the submission of Special
Transcripts, re-evaluation of coursework and pre-approval of
accurate and complete advising files for all advisees;
computer-based academic records programs, such as SPIRE, UMetrx,
Blackboard Learn, EAB/SSC for assist in advising
advising-related seminar or workshop if needed;
to work some nights;
to work some weekends;
Degree Required in psychology, counseling, student personnel, or
related academic field.
years of counseling or advising experience required.
experience in a higher education setting preferred.
Skills And Abilities:
written, oral, and organizational skills.
to diversity and the needs of adult and first generation, and
under-represented minority students.
analytical and problem solving skills.
to work collaboratively and independently.
ability to use Microsoft Office and the internet.
in handling confidential information
and use of SPIRE and/or student management systems.
to multi-task and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
STAFF SALARY ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM POSITION LEVEL: 26
PSU Salary Schedule.pdf
applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.
submit cover letter, curriculum vitae OR resume, and names and
contact information of three references. Applications will
be accepted until the position is filled, but applicants should
apply by the priority deadline of August
in order to ensure consideration.
University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans,
and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications
from these and other protected groups members.