Student Affairs

Academic Advisor 2 (UCP 6), Stamford Undergraduate Business Programs

The University of Connecticut

Stamford, CT United States

The School of Business Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) is seeking two full-time Academic Advisors (Academic Advisor 2, UCP 6) for undergraduate business programs at the Stamford campus. The incumbents will report to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising and will work collaboratively with the Undergraduate Advising team to deliver an engaging and dynamic advising program over four campuses to more than 2,600 students. This includes participation in all of the operations of the OUA including areas such as admissions, orientation and academic advising. The incumbents will advise undergraduate students about specific School of Business programs and policies and counsel them regarding appropriate educational and career goals. The positions will be based at the Stamford campus but will require in-state travel to other university campuses to engage in similar activities in support of students at all campuses. Evening and weekend hours will also be required in support of program activities.


Include but are not limited to:

  • Advising and counseling students in planning an academic program as it relates to their educational and career goals through both one-on-one and group settings.
  • Counseling students in specific curriculum decisions, including the appropriate choice of courses, scheduling of courses, selection or change of major or minor, etc.
  • Reviewing student transcripts and assisting in making decisions regarding transfer of major within or into college/school, requests for excess credit, double major or dual degrees.
  • Interpreting academic regulations and serving as a resource for students, faculty, parents and others.
  • Monitoring student progress and working closely with faculty and other University offices to identify and resolve problems.
  • Reviewing and making recommendations regarding warning, exclusion, suspension or dismissal and providing additional counseling as appropriate.
  • Providing personal and other non-academic counseling.
  • Serving as a liaison between the School of Business and the student support staff at the Stamford campus.
  • Planning and overseeing orientation programs and other programmatic activities to support the learning outcomes for students, as assigned.
  • Compiling statistical reports and maintaining appropriate files and records.
  • Writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials.
  • Supervising student staff as appropriate.


  1. Master's degree in counseling, education or a related field.
  2. Three to five years of experience in advising students in a higher education setting.
  3. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Proven experience working both independently and in a team environment.
  5. Demonstrated experience and competence in counseling students.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Access.
  7. Demonstrated experience working with freshmen and transfer students.
  8. Demonstrated ability to multitask in a high traffic office.
  9. Willingness and ability to travel between UConn's campuses.
  10. Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
  11. Demonstrated strong presentation skills.


  • Demonstrated experience working with adult learners.
  • Prior experience in teaching college students.
  • Demonstrated experience advising student organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience working with students seeking admission to selective admission programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working with international students.
  • Demonstrated experience working with community colleges.


These are full-time positions based in Stamford, CT.


Please apply online at UConn Jobs,, Staff Positions, Search #2019600 to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019600)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 25, 2019.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Part-Time

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