University of Alaska Academic and Career Advisor in Fairbanks, Alaska

Academic and Career Advisor

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Classification:Student Services Professional 2

Grade:Grade 78

Work type:Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Provost Office Operations

Location:Fairbanks

Categories:Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Personnel, Other

Position Summary:Career Services is seeking a to add a dynamic individual to join the team as an Academic and Career Advisor. This position will work with students on educational and career planning and major exploration, provide career guidance, job search assistance, as well as Program Administration, planning, development, outreach and implementation. Starting pay for this position is $23.60

Duties:

20Program Administration: Maintain web presence, publicity, and job search site/ programs. Maintain data and generate and distribute reports as required. Maintain Career Services guide. May supervise and lead student employees.Essential

40Academic and Career Advising: Work independently with current, prospective, new, and returning students on educational and career planning and major exploration. Provide career guidance, job search assistance, resume, cover letter writing, and interview support. Administer aptitude tests and interpret test scores and use judgement when advising for courses, majors, and careers. Exercise judgement to apply and interpret major/career planning, learning styles, and basic skills enhancement programs. Administer, score, and interpret standardized major/ career planning, learning styles, and basic skills enhancement programs. Exercise judgement to develop or use informal or non-standardized major/ career exploration and learning styles assessment to facilitate student self-knowledge and discovery. Apply and interpret assessment instruments requiring certification of practitioner. Remain current with student development theories, UAF major and graduation requirements, and with international, national, and statewide employment trends and career specific academic program requirements and student needs through research, professional publications, and networks. Support Academic Advising Center and Division of General Studies advising and retention efforts. Actively participate on university committees.Essential

40Program Planning, Development, Outreach, and Implementation: Evaluate and assess programs and services, including job and career development workshops for students, faculty, and staff. Coordinate and actively collaborate with campus-wide departments for advising, internship, and career events. Organize and implement employer recruiting events and career fairs. Develop strong employer networks and advocate on behalf of UAF students to develop job opportunities. Develop and evaluate internship and job shadow programs. Market opportunities to students and employers at UAF and community events.Essential

Academic and Career Advising:

Work independently with current, prospective, new, and returning students on educational and career planning and major exploration. Provide career guidance, job search assistance, resume, cover letter writing, and interview support. Administer aptitude tests and interpret test scores and use judgement when advising for courses, majors, and careers. Exercise judgement to apply and interpret major/career planning, learning styles, and basic skills enhancement programs. Administer, score, and interpret standardized major/ career planning, learning styles, and basic skills enhancement programs. Exercise judgement to develop or use informal or non-standardized major/ career exploration and learning styles assessment to facilitate student self-knowledge and discovery. Apply and interpret assessment instruments requiring certification of practitioner. Remain current with student development theories, UAF major and graduation requirements, and with international, national, and statewide employment trends and career specific academic program requirements and student needs through research, professional publications, and networks. Support Academic Advising Center and Division of General Studies advising and retention efforts. Actively participate on university committees.

Program Planning, Development, Outreach, and Implementation:

Evaluate and assess programs and services, including job and career development workshops for students, faculty, and staff. Coordinate and actively collaborate with campus-wide departments for advising, internship, and career events. Organize and implement employer recruiting events and career fairs. Develop strong employer networks and advocate on behalf of UAF students to develop job opportunities. Develop and evaluate internship and job shadow programs. Market opportunities to students and employers at UAF and community events.

Program Administration:

Maintain web presence, publicity, and job search site/ programs. Maintain data and generate and distribute reports as required. Maintain Career Services guide. May supervise and lead student employees.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of student development theory, academic and career advising, and university setting. Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing. Knowledge of best practices, federal and state laws and legal issues associated with and applicable to student services and higher education, including FERPA. Excellent active listening, intercultural competency, and conflict resolution skills to establish rapport and provide appropriate positive and negative feedback to students. Ability to communicate effectively with employers, the university community, and students. Ability to troubleshoot situations to determine the best course of action. Ability to interpret information to determine placement and develop relevant educational and career plans. Ability to work effectively in a fast paced

student-centered environment. Thorough knowledge of marketing/advertising principles. Ability to work as an influential part of a team. Ability to lead and/or supervise. Knowledge of decision-making strategies and problem-solving skills. Ability to be a team or project leader.

Required Experience:

Three years relevant experience in an educational setting.

Typical Education or Training:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

This position is an 11 month contract.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please attach a cover letter, resume, provide three professional references (including current supervisor).

Review Date:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date, April 6th, 2018 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time is listed, as well as required application materials.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Advertised:23 Mar 2018Alaskan Daylight Time

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