JOB POSTING

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full time, twelve-month position of Academic Advisor. Under the general supervision of the CLAS Academic Services Center and the Chemistry Department Head /Associate Head, the successful candidate will advise undergraduate students on obtaining a BA or BS degree in Chemistry, and lead the departmental undergraduate program activities. This position will also provide administrative support in the Chemistry Department’s main office.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide advising support to Chemistry students.
  • Work closely with all freshman and sophomore Chemistry majors and minors.
  • Act as a first point of contact for student and parental inquiries regarding the undergraduate major/minor and courses in Chemistry.
  • Assist students with enrolling in Chemistry courses (maintain informal wait lists for classes students cannot enroll into; identify closed chemistry classes and track need for additional sections; coordinate with the Undergraduate Program Director or the instructors the provision of, e.g., out-of-sequence permissions or permission numbers).
  • Assist all students, staff, faculty, UConn administration with questions about undergraduate chemistry courses and curriculum.
  • Update of forms/materials (brochures, plan of study forms) related to the undergraduate program and serve on departmental committees.
  • Communicate with all undergraduate Chemistry majors regarding departmental and university events and deadlines, as well as job, internship, and summer opportunities.
  • Coordinate awards and scholarship applications, and selections with the UG Awards Committee.
  • Coordinate efforts and organize the undergraduate awards ceremony.
  • Coordinate efforts and organize the Chemistry Department graduation reception in the atrium of the Chemistry Building during spring graduation.
  • Oversee the administration of the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) program.
  • Provide administrative support for any NSF-funded REU Programs in Chemistry.
  • Provide general assistance in the Chemistry Department main office.
  • Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a Liberal Arts and Sciences or related field.
  2. One to two years of post-bachelor’s experience in advising students.
  3. Good communication skills and ability to relate well to student, faculty and/or parents.
  4. Knowledge of academic programs in liberal arts and sciences.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in Chemistry, Liberal Arts and Sciences, or related field.
  2. Two or more years’ experience in academic advising in a higher education setting.
  3. Knowledge of undergraduate programs and degree requirements at the University of Connecticut.
  4. Experience working with Peoplesoft or with other similar Higher Education systems.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively with foreign students and scholars whose first language is not English.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time permanent position, with excellent healthcare and retirement benefits package.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, please apply online at UConn Jobs, at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions.  Please upload a well-written letter outlining your qualifications for the position, resume and a list of 3 professional references and their contact information. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018325).

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


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.