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Academic Advisor I (UCP 5)

The Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut seeks an experienced Academic Advisor. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as advising coordinator and general advisor for undergraduate Communication Majors, minors and pre-Communication majors at Storrs. Maintain files, process paperwork, check for accuracy, and serve as a resource to faculty at the Storrs and regional campuses.
  • Assist with summer and winter orientation, working with CLAS Academic Services Center to advise and register freshmen and transfer Pre-Communication majors. Attend college-wide advising meetings and consult on student dismissals and transfer students.
  • Assist prospective majors applying to the major, coordinate undergraduate admissions in consultation with Department Head.
  • Advise new and existing majors on requirements for registration, internships, study abroad and course planning and assist with graduation applications and post graduate planning. Provide advisee lists, registration appointment notifications, and other information and consult with career services or faculty advisors as needed.
  • Advise students about internships, careers, graduate school applications and opportunities. Maintain contact with alumni and organize career planning workshops.
  • Provide information and assistance about Communication to inquiring UConn students, faculty, parents, University Offices, Regional Campuses, incoming transfer and readmitted students. Prepare forms for new majors, course substitutions, withdrawals, and graduating seniors as needed.
  • Independently screen and respond to student correspondence. Provide information regarding Communication majors' records as needed to advisors, the Registrar's Office, Degree Audit, CLAS Academic Services Center, and Regional Campuses. Prepare correspondence and plan of study forms and distribute as appropriate.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of WebFocus (Student Administrative Data Mart), PeopleSoft Student Administrative System, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Dreamweaver software systems. Act as liaison to faculty as a resource contact related to PeopleSoft problems and advising resource. Prepare and submit records and reports concerning Communication majors as needed.
  • Compose, update and maintain Communication Department handouts, course catalog and website and other materials and make suggestions for changes or improvements as needed in consultation with faculty. Prepare documents for CLAS courses and curriculum committee. Keep majors and faculty informed of current information and deadlines. Review operating procedures for efficiency and effectiveness and create solutions to advisory or registration problems.
  • Serve when required on Departmental Committees. Represent the department at undergraduate recruitment events including CLAS Open House, and the Major Fair, some of which will require evening and weekend attendance.
  • Related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Communication or related field
  2. One to two years of academic advising experience for university students
  3. Good oral and written communication skills
  4. Ability to work in a collegial manner with diverse population of faculty, staff, students and parents
  5. Knowledge of career options for Communication majors

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Masters or PhD in Communication
  2. Experience advising Communication students
  3. Experience working in Communication, and with alumni
  4. Good computer skills with knowledge of Excel, WebFocus, PeopleSoft systems, or Dreamweaver
  5. Experience with web design
  6. Experience with event planning and organization

To apply, please apply for the position on Husky Hire.

For more information about the department go to http://www.coms.uconn.edu/ or contact Lauren Munyard (lauren.munyard@uconn.edu).

To apply, log onto Husky Hire and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Screening will begin immediately.  Include the search number 2014366 on all correspondence. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on January 20, 2014.

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The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.