Temporary Academic Advisor

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


Undergraduate Advising Ctr

Position Overview

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is a unit within Academic Success, reporting through the Office of the Provost. The UAC provides comprehensive academic advising services for new, deciding/exploratory, and pre-professional students in a variety of majors across the Lawrence campus and is staffed by professional advisors, support staff, graduate assistants, peer advisors, and part-time faculty and staff personnel.

The person in this position is responsible for knowledge of and compliance with Board of Regents and University policies regarding daily job-related activities applicable to the position.

Job Description

100% - Provide individual academic advising to assigned new, pre-professional students.  

  • Advise students on the development and selection of course schedules consistent with students' educational goals.
  • Provide outreach to students as needed in addition to providing appropriate follow-up and referral to University offices and resources.
  • Provide advisement to all students as necessary including those that may not be assigned to the advisor.
  • Provide academic advising for new freshmen, transfer, and readmitted students during New Student Orientation.

Position Requirements

Due to COVID restrictions, this position will begin teleworking and may transition to on-site work when deemed safe and necessary.

This position is temporary.  Applicants must be available Tuesday-Friday, eight hours per day for a total of 32 hours per week.  This position will receive paid training prior to the start of New Student Orientation (two-week period in late May, specific dates to come) and is expected to be available from June 1 – July 23. Availability August 17-20 is also preferred.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum one year relevant experience such as academic advising, career counseling, or mentoring at a peer (student) or professional level.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in higher education, counseling, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant computerized student information and communication systems.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal communication and organizational skills.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Patrick Koerner

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:
    1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
    2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
    3. Contact information for three professional references.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application review begins Tuesday March 30th, 2021, and will continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. For best consideration, please apply by March 30th.

    Advertised Salary Range

    $17.65 per hour

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    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    32 hours, Tuesday- Friday, 8am- 5pm

    Work Location Assignment



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