Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: The Academic Advisor I is an entry level advising position. Under direct supervision, the Advisor I will be engaged in academic advising activities that support UA at the institution or college level.
Additional Department Summary: Along with the general academic advising activities that support UA at the institution or college level, the Academic Advisor I position performs a number of essential advising duties within the College of Arts and Sciences that help support the overall goal of student success. These duties include facilitating the transition from high school to the University experience starting with our recruitment efforts and Bama Bound Orientation programming, teaching an AS 101 course for first-semester students, assisting students in major exploration and developing a semester by semester plan towards graduation, and supporting the various retention initiatives of the Student Services Center.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and some experience. Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student oriented experience will be considered.
Skills and Knowledge: Ability to work with a diverse population. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Public speaking skills. Computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheet and/or database management. Good planning, coordinating, and organizing skills. Good analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to read and interpret policies and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications: Relevant experience working in an academic support, teaching, recruitment, and/or admissions position. Master's degree (completed or in progress).
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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