Partnering with students to successfully navigate college is
the mission of Academic Advising at the University of Colorado
Colorado Springs. Academic advisors at UCCS accomplish this mission
by providing high quality, personalized, and comprehensive advising
to degree seeking students from orientation through graduation.
Advisors partner with students and the campus community to empower
students to take ownership of their education and be successful in
college. Advisors support and challenge students in their learning
and development by:
* Providing practical and developmental guidance that respects
each student's individual path, * Facilitating student exploration
and navigation of educational and personal goals, * Developing
strategies for student success in college and connecting students
to opportunities and resources available for their growth, and *
Helping students to develop self-authorship and personal
responsibility and to value higher education as they engage in
their educational journey.
Who We Are:
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of
four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to
over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.
Colorado Springs (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes
Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was
recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best
Places to Live in the U.S.
* Provide proactive and developmental academic advising to
undergraduate students by analyzing student's career and academic
goals, degree progress, deficiencies and test results, and by
recommending appropriate course of action or referrals. * Interpret
and communicate accurate information about campus policies and
degree requirements. * Provide essential advising information to
new students at orientations and help students get registered for
their first semester of classes before the end of the orientation
session. * Evaluate transfer credit from other colleges for
application toward undergraduate degree programs by determining how
the transfer courses equate to our requirements. * Work closely
with academic and other departments, while providing outstanding
customer service. * Determine how to best facilitate the student's
success and development and provide advising that improves overall
student retention. * Contribute to the success of the department
and University by abiding by team norms, accomplishing tasks
affecting other team members in a timely manner, work closely with
team members in creating presentations and advising resources, and
representing Academic Advising in a professional way at all times.
* Appropriately document all contact with students, including
appointment notes, email, and phone conversations. * Actively
participate in department initiatives for student success,
including required first year advising and early alert outreach and
intervention. * Collaborate with campus departments and partners
such as Career Services and Office of First Year Experience to
support student success. * Practice effective management of student
caseload and seek out improvements in students' advising
* Knowledge of student services programs, including student
recruitment, academic advising, and admission policies and
procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of student advising strategies.
* Demonstrated level of competency in public relations, customer
service, and communication. * Energetic, pro-active, and
service-driven, exhibiting a balance of initiative and team
orientation. * Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Excellent interpersonal skills. * Excellent presentation skills.
* Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in a
multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and
equality in education. * Excellent organizational skills; capable
of handling a great deal of detail effectively. * Demonstrated
ability to exercise independent judgment; identify and resolve
problems. * Ability to uphold the values of UCCS and academic
advising at UCCS * We are Student-Centered, understanding that we
exist for students and we work hard to appropriately support and
challenge our students from orientation through graduation. * We
are Inclusive, believing that all students should have access to
equitable, safe, and supportive advising. * We are Collaborative,
believing advisors must work closely with students and the campus
community to connect students to faculty, resources and
opportunities available at UCCS. * We are Innovative, understanding
that to achieve our mission we must continue to improve and evolve
our office and our advising practices to better meet the needs of
students and the campus community. * We are Relational, believing
that students are best served by advisors who ask questions, get to
know students, and work with students beyond course selection. * We
are Responsible to students, the campus, and to higher education,
and will provide timely, accurate, intentional, and high quality
advising to students. We will always operate with integrity as
ethical, professional, and respectful members of our UCCS and
Academic Advising communities.
This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime
(non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
What We Offer:
Salary Range: Generally starting at: $36,403 - $45,504.
Typically starts at $40,000 - $41,000
This position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on
benefits, including eligibility, is located at:
Tentative Search Timeline:
* The potential dates for interviews with the search committee
will be the week of 02/15/2021. * The potential dates for
interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the
week of 02/22/2021. * The potential employee start date is
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to
providing a safe and productive learning, living and working
community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background
investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for
employment. Background investigations include a criminal history
record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor
vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation
or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals
with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each of the established essential functions and meet the
physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The
requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill,
ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the
employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions, physical and environmental demands.
HCM Step-by-Step Guide
Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical
impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g.
walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and
require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is
your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview
or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.
If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must
notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that
verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new
employees by the end of the third day of work.
* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university *
One (1) to two (2) years progressively responsible experience in
advising college level students or other work in directly assisting
students in supporting their educational and developmental
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to
move. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for
long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 20 pounds.