Academic Success Advisor
The School of Life Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic Academic Success Advisor to join our team. The School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office provides academic advising to students studying Biological Sciences and Microbiology degrees.
The Academic Success Advisor is primarily responsible for developing relationships with our students to help them be successful in their academic goals and degree completion. The Academic Success Advisor supports their students through a range of in-person and virtual methods including individual advising meetings (in-person, phone, and zoom), email, and other proactive outreach strategies utilizing technology tools to support student success.
This position is based on-campus in Tempe, Arizona. Hybrid work may be considered after hire and training.
Advising & Admissions
Sols Undergraduate Programs
Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
$42,000-$47,000 per year; DOE
- Provides personalized, intentional, and holistic advising support to students to ensure successful transition to ASU and ongoing success as a student.
- Provides guidance and advice to students related to degree progression and completion.
- Works with students to identify and provide counsel for all academic options including, but not limited to: degree options, extracurricular activities, study abroad programs, research, and internships.
- Assists students in exploring the diverse academic programs of the School of Life Sciences as a whole.
- Monitors student academic progress through a variety of reporting tools including eAdvisor, DARS, Advisor Portal, and Salesforce.
- Works collaboratively with other academic units and student services to provide individualized and timely student support and follow-up.
- Acts as liaison to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and external groups on issues related to academic success.
- Assists with academic program development and implementation.
Bachelor’s degree AND one (1) year or more previous experience in one or more of the following: advising, student recruitment/retention or related student services utilizing a proactive and innovative approach which results in demonstrated outcomes in retention, graduation, and academic planning; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Evidence of a Master’s degree in higher education, health sciences, or related field.
- Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and methods of evidence-based academic advising strategies.
- Experience using student information systems such as PeopleSoft, Salesforce, and DARS.
- Experience in rapidly adapting and effectively utilizing new technology, practices, policies and methods.
- Experience in working effectively in an environment subject to quickly changing priorities.
- Experience advising in on-campus and remote environments.
- This position is based on-campus in Tempe, Arizona.
- Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%). Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (5%).
- Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
- Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
- Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals;
- This position receives regular review of objectives by department administrator.
The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) has provided a vital hub for creative excellence at Arizona State University, with more than 670 faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, and research that ranges from studies on biodiesel and biohydrogen to vaccine development and the conservation of whales. As ASU’s first academic unit to fully reflect President Michael Crow’s integrated, interdisciplinary vision for the New American University, the School of Life Sciences offers active and evolving platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and faculty whose discovery is freed from traditional institutional boundaries.
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Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume and Cover Letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.