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Appointed Professionals Job Description

This position description was prepared based on feedback from incumbents and supervisors, or from Career Track postings. Human Resources will continue to enhance and refine descriptions as more information becomes available.

UA Title Code: 196348
UA Job Title: Academic Advisor I
Job Group: Academic Affairs
Job Category: Academic Advising Professional
Pay Grade:
FLSA: Exempt

Purpose of Classification:

Serves as frontline contact for undergraduate students for developmental academic advising to drive engagement and empower students to achieve their academic and career goals. Plays a vital role in maximizing undergraduate student retention. Builds formative relationships with students by interpreting information and providing clarification on procedures and academic requirements of specific programs or majors. Academic Advisors have authority to approve students’ academic degree programs, including evaluating transfer credit and making exceptions to the program requirements under the auspices of their respective faculty.

Example of Duties:

  • Assesses individual students' stage of development (academic and career) and promotes their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks
  • Evaluates use of transfer credit and determines whether or not degree requirements have been met
  • Supports students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals
  • Assists undergraduate students in determining educational plans, choosing courses, and exploring majors, minors, and career options
  • Identifies educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists student with evaluating each option, including possible outcomes and their implications
  • Counsels students on options to satisfy degree requirements
  • Monitors students' academic progress, determines satisfactory progress toward degree, and assists students in completion
  • Identifies current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring)
  • Advises students with academic difficulty on development of an academic action plan, and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance as needed
  • Using University systems, maintains student files and records and advisors notes
  • Maintains knowledge of regulations and policies that impact students' educational options
  • Other duties as assigned (typically less than 5% of time)

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Revised: 04/07/2017