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Academic Advisor 2 (UCP 6), School of Pharmacy

Apply now Search #: 494169
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Academic Programs and Services


The School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut seeks candidates for a full time Academic Advisor 2, UCP 6 position in the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, this position will advise undergraduate students about specific academic programs and policies of the School of Pharmacy and counsel them regarding appropriate educational and career goals.


  • Functioning independently and applying the broader counseling skills in helping Pharmacy students plan an appropriate academic program. 
  • Work closely with students, faculty, and other University offices to trouble-shoot and resolve problems that interfere with the successful completion of that program. 
  • Counsels students in specific curriculum decisions, including the appropriate choice of courses, scheduling of courses, selection or change of major or minor, waiver of requirements/deadlines and related matters. 
  • Develops plans of academic study.  Review student transcripts and assist in making decisions regarding transfer of major within or into the School of Pharmacy, requests for excess credit, double major, or dual degrees. 
  • Interprets academic regulations and serves as a resource for students, faculty, parents, and others having questions about programs, academic policies, scholarship/award opportunities and other pertinent information; makes referrals as appropriate. 
  • Monitors student progress and works closely with faculty and other University offices to identify and resolve problems. 
  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding warning, exclusion, suspension, or dismissal; provides additional counseling to warned students, those with academic difficulties and students contemplating withdrawal.  Provides personal and other non-academic counseling as appropriate. 
  • Point person to research and implement new resources, programs, technology for advising program, train users (ex. Nexus). 
  • Plans and implements academic advising programs (i.e. Orientation Programs for BS and Transfer Students) serving as a resource to families and students for information at Orientation and Open Houses
  • Compiles statistical reports and maintains appropriate files and records, which may be computerized. 
  • Writes and/or edits informational and publicity materials. 


  • Master’s degree in counseling, education, or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in counseling and advising students
  • Ability to trouble-shoot problems that interfere with the student’s academic progress and work effectively to resolve them 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and counseling skills 
  • Knowledge of academic programs in area to be served
  • Knowledge of special student populations, if required by the position 


  • Ability to complete tasks of high quality and integrity 
  • Capacity to work independently, assess programmatic needs, and develop creative solutions 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide quality customer service and exercise sound judgment and decision making skills 
  • Previous related experiences or skills in a similar position, including advising, counseling, or coaching 
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Strong computer literacy and demonstrated ability in office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher 
  • Strong interest in and commitment to student development 
  • Team-oriented, with excellent interpersonal skills 


This position is a full time, 12 month, permanent position and will include some weekends.  Salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, Search #494169 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.   Please be sure your application materials demonstrate how you meet the qualifications for this position.  Include the search number in all correspondence.  Screening will begin immediately.

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

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on March 7, 2020. 

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.

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