ACES Academic Advisor 2 (Stamford Campus)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Stamford Campus
Categories: Academic Programs and Services


The Advising Center provides comprehensive academic advisement to UConn-Stamford undergraduates, more specifically within ACES- Academic Center for Exploratory Students. The advisement staff promotes student-centered partnerships that encourage and support students both in their academic success and in meeting academic and personal goals. Under the supervision of the Director for Academic Advising, the Academic Advisor performs duties relevant to academic programs for Stamford Campus undergraduate students. The Academic Advisor will carry an advising caseload of 100-300 students, provide one-on-one advisement sessions, drop-in advisement, group advisement, and participate in various campus events. Academic Advisors also host early intervention programs for first-year students, new student orientation, academic probation workshops, and teach a first-year experience course(s).


Academic Advising

  • Advises students in planning an academic program in accordance with the department’s mission.
  • Responsible for helping students to interpret the rules, regulations, and policies of the various schools and colleges.
  • Advises students in specific curriculum decisions, including the appropriate choice and scheduling of courses, selection or change of major or minor, waiver of requirements/deadlines, and related matters to foster success and retention.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding warning, exclusion, suspension, or dismissal.
  • Assists in planning, implementing, and scheduling registration activities, orientation programs, and other activities, as assigned.
  • Serves as a resource for students, faculty, parents, and others having questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Maintains appropriate files and records, which may be computerized, and assists in compiling statistical reports.
  • Assists in the overall planning and implementation of group advising sessions for new, transfer, and continuing students.
  • Works with the Advising Center in identifying and supporting student populations at risk, i.e. ACES, undecided, probation level, dismissed students, and others. 
  • Works with faculty and other University offices to resolve problems and formulate strategies to increase levels of success.
  • Participates in various committees and advisory groups.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Teaches one section of UNIV 1800- First Year Experience (FYE) course each fall semester and/or teaches one section of UNIV 1820- Making Career Decisions each spring semester.

Functional Area/Projects

  • Serves as the primary collaborator with the Center for Career Development in bringing together academic and career advising, as well as collaborating with other campus resources to provide guidance regarding career goals.
  • Coordinates departmental programs or initiatives related to advising, i.e. Find Your Future Fest (major/career exploration event) and The Major Experience (TME).
  • Oversees the coordination and implementation of Advising Everywhere- the Advising Center’s signature advising event each semester.


  1. Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or a related field.
  2. Two years of higher education experience.
  3. Strong administrative, planning, and organizational skills.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written means.
  5. Ability to establish rapport with students, faculty, and professional staff.
  6. Demonstrated ability to think critically, analyze, and problem-solve.


  1. Advising experience, particularly working with exploring, undecided, first-generation, and/or underrepresented students.
  2. Experience teaching or presenting in a college setting.
  3. Knowledge of student growth and development and academic advising approaches.
  4. Strong computer skills and experience maintaining student records/notes in an online database system.
  5. Knowledge of current trends in career pathways to employment.


This is a full-time, permanent position.  The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.  For additional information regarding benefits visit: Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #498285 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting will remain open until filled. 

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The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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