Academic Advisor, SS Pro 3-Academic Advising (# 359142)

Job ID: 359142

About the Job

CFANS Academic Advisor 
Classification:
Academic Advisor, SS Pro 3-Academic Advising, #9703AA Working title: Academic Advisor 
Date: December 2024 
Reporting To: Director of
Advising 

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is looking for an innovative, forward thinking, and
student centered advising professional. CFANS students are well-prepared for the workforce through the college’s emphasis on experiential,
interdisciplinary, and intercultural learning; internships and global perspectives. Our CFANS’ mission is to inspire minds, nourish people,
and enhance the natural environment. For more information: https://cfans.umn.edu/ 

Our Advising Mission 
The mission of CFANS Academic Advising is to
provide a supportive and inclusive atmosphere which promotes engaged learning, professional and holistic development by meeting students
where they are as well as providing opportunities to grow in an ever-changing, global landscape toward a goal of timely graduation and
preparation for their chosen careers. 

Our Advising Values 
Service-Provide high-quality, proactive, accurate,
inclusive and supportive advising services to all CFANS undergraduates 
Access-Be available, responsive and accessible to our
students 
Inclusion-Continue to be aware of, welcome and support all types of identities that our students, staff and faculty bring to
our campus 
Empowerment-Engage, support and encourage our students’ sense of agency 

We welcome and encourage Black, Indigenous,
People of Color, LGBTQIA+ and groups with intersecting identities (e.g., diverse abilities, veteran, first generation, etc) to apply for
this opportunity to work as a part of our CFANS Advising Team. 

Areas of Responsibility
Academic Advising and
Planning: Building authentic relationships with individuals with intersecting identities and perspectives is essential to advising. The
responsibility of this role is to first make connections, then leverage these connections to support and guide students throughout their
undergrad career in a personalized and individual way. 

This role will maintain a professional academic advising case-load in at
least three or more majors. The target caseload is approximately 250 students. 75% 

  • Advises students on academic program policies
    and co-constructs academic plans.
  • Proactively connects with students through (in-office and virtual) one-on-one appointments,
    drop-in advising, group advising, telephone and email communication. 
  • Monitors student progress toward degree and provides
    support for those in academic difficulty. 
  • Applies an extensive knowledge of curricular options, requirements, and professional
    opportunities to identify, compare, and contrast viable degree programs that match a student’s interests and goals. 
  • Promotes
    student engagement, networking and overall opportunities for belonging 
  • Applies organizational, academic advising and student
    development theories to guide students with diverse needs, backgrounds, and talents to identify their strengths and make informed
    decisions. 
  • Coaches students in a culturally informed manner through the major and career decision-making process by developing
    an individualized, action-oriented plan to assist students in overcoming barriers as they move toward degree progress and timely
    graduation. 
  • Uses APLUS, PeopleSoft, APAS, and other software information systems to maintain accurate information about students
    in order to communicate throughout the campus system retention and graduation progress. 
  • Using expert knowledge of University
    policies, unit procedures and practices, curriculum, and resources, help students navigate the university and determine when exceptions to
    practices may be appropriate. 
  • Provides intentional and timely outreach to students who are non-responsive, possibly struggling
    and/or not registered for future semesters. 
  • Creates a network of relationships with students, faculty, and campus staff to
    effectively deliver advising and support services to students, and serves as a liaison to other units; e.g. faculty advisor/mentor training,
    faculty advisor assignments, etc. 
  • Directs students to college/university support resources in moments of crisis, including
    financial, social, personal, and academic. 
  • Contributes to identifying retention strategies and assessment of advising needs to
    better serve our Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ and groups with intersecting identities (e.g., diverse abilities, veteran,
    first generation, etc). 

Programs and Initiatives: 15% 

  • Contributes to collegiate programs such as new student
    orientation, first-year experience/orientation classes, second-year experience and commencement. 
  • Develops and shares materials
    and resources to better advise a diverse population of students and remains current on inclusive and proactive advising strategies. 
  • Works with major coordinators in assigned majors on Undergraduate Program Policy and Review Committee issues, including curriculum
    development, and course and program enhancements. 
  • Participates in projects related to the continuous improvement of service in
    academic advising and student services (assist in review of how work flows and make ecommendations for improvement). 

  • Participates in relevant CFANS student events including CFANS Parent’s Weekend and Commencement events. 
  • Potential to work on
    targeted projects or initiatives as determined by the advisor’s strengths and specific interests.

Professional Development,
Service and Engagement in the field of Academic Advising: 10% 

  • Commitment to ongoing social justice and racial equity work in order
    to identify, challenge, and remove barriers to access at the individual, community, and system level. 
  • Serves on collegiate and
    university-level committees as requested by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; e.g. Student Scholastic Standing Committee,
    Scholarship Committee, Honors and Awards Committee, Inclusive Excellence Advisory Committee, etc. 
  • Participates in professional
    development activities at the collegiate, University and the broader community including attending and/or presenting at conferences,
    membership in professional associations, etc.; e.g. Academic Advising Network, MCPA, NACADA. 

Required
Qualifications 

  • BA/BS degree plus at least four years of relevant college level academic advising experience, or master’s
    degree plus two years of relevant experience 
  • Previous experience in an educational setting performing academic advising or
    student support activities 
  • Knowledge and experience using various academic advising and student development theories. 
  • Have a demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships and community with traditionally under resourced student populations
    including rural students and diverse students. 
  • Strong computer and technological literacy as well as time management skills. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree, upon position start date, in student affairs/development,
    social work, college student personnel psychology, counseling, higher education administration, or other related field. 
  • Two
    years of experience serving first-generation college students, TRIO programs, diverse communities or college access programming. 

  • Familiarity with developmental advising theory, student development, best practices for retention of first-generation college students
    and/or underrepresented populations, as well as proactive/intrusive advising approaches. 
  • Familiarity with obstacles facing
    marginalized students in completing their degrees and interventions/remedies to address these obstacles (systemic, structural and/or
    individual) 
  • Experience teaching, presenting and/or facilitating. 
  • Experience with University of Minnesota and/or
    student records management systems such as DARS, APLUS, PeopleSoft, APAS, Google Suite, virtual advising and other system and web-based
    advising tools. 

Nature of Appointment: 
12-month, 100% time, annually renewable based on performance,
organizational needs, and availability of funds. Average salary range of $54,000-$59,000, commensurate with education, experience and
internal equity within the unit, including an excellent benefits package, flexible/hybrid work arrangements are available, plus access to
professional development funds. 

Application materials and deadline:
The position will remain open until filled,
but applications submitted by Tuesday, January 16th will receive priority consideration. 

To be considered for this
position, please submit a resume, at least three professional references and a cover letter
detailing: how you meet the
required and/or preferred qualifications, your experience serving diverse student populations and your demonstrated efforts towards
inclusivity.

Benefits
The University of Minnesota has a wide array of benefits available as a professional and
administrative employee, such as: 

  • University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account – vested
    immediately. 
  • 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 12 paid holidays. 
  • Reduced tuition
    opportunities covering 75% of eligible tuition. 
  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits. 
  • Staff and faculty
    affinity groups. 
  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates. 
  • Disability and employer-paid
    life insurance. 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost 
  • Employee Transit Pass with
    free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro area 

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in
its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status,
disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
expression.

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in
enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and
retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in
its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status,
disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about
diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu

Employment
Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is
that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from
employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate,
graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most
vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with
world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service
organizations.

At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well
as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America’s Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019,
2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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Job ID: 359142

About the Job

CFANS Academic Advisor 
Classification:
Academic Advisor, SS Pro 3-Academic Advising, #9703AA Working title: Academic Advisor 
Date: December 2024 
Reporting To: Director of
Advising 

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is looking for an innovative, forward thinking, and
student centered advising professional. CFANS students are well-prepared for the workforce through the college’s emphasis on experiential,
interdisciplinary, and intercultural learning; internships and global perspectives. Our CFANS’ mission is to inspire minds, nourish people,
and enhance the natural environment. For more information: https://cfans.umn.edu/ 

Our Advising Mission 
The mission of CFANS Academic Advising is to
provide a supportive and inclusive atmosphere which promotes engaged learning, professional and holistic development by meeting students
where they are as well as providing opportunities to grow in an ever-changing, global landscape toward a goal of timely graduation and
preparation for their chosen careers. 

Our Advising Values 
Service-Provide high-quality, proactive, accurate,
inclusive and supportive advising services to all CFANS undergraduates 
Access-Be available, responsive and accessible to our
students 
Inclusion-Continue to be aware of, welcome and support all types of identities that our students, staff and faculty bring to
our campus 
Empowerment-Engage, support and encourage our students’ sense of agency 

We welcome and encourage Black, Indigenous,
People of Color, LGBTQIA+ and groups with intersecting identities (e.g., diverse abilities, veteran, first generation, etc) to apply for
this opportunity to work as a part of our CFANS Advising Team. 

Areas of Responsibility
Academic Advising and
Planning: Building authentic relationships with individuals with intersecting identities and perspectives is essential to advising. The
responsibility of this role is to first make connections, then leverage these connections to support and guide students throughout their
undergrad career in a personalized and individual way. 

This role will maintain a professional academic advising case-load in at
least three or more majors. The target caseload is approximately 250 students. 75% 

  • Advises students on academic program policies
    and co-constructs academic plans.
  • Proactively connects with students through (in-office and virtual) one-on-one appointments,
    drop-in advising, group advising, telephone and email communication. 
  • Monitors student progress toward degree and provides
    support for those in academic difficulty. 
  • Applies an extensive knowledge of curricular options, requirements, and professional
    opportunities to identify, compare, and contrast viable degree programs that match a student’s interests and goals. 
  • Promotes
    student engagement, networking and overall opportunities for belonging 
  • Applies organizational, academic advising and student
    development theories to guide students with diverse needs, backgrounds, and talents to identify their strengths and make informed
    decisions. 
  • Coaches students in a culturally informed manner through the major and career decision-making process by developing
    an individualized, action-oriented plan to assist students in overcoming barriers as they move toward degree progress and timely
    graduation. 
  • Uses APLUS, PeopleSoft, APAS, and other software information systems to maintain accurate information about students
    in order to communicate throughout the campus system retention and graduation progress. 
  • Using expert knowledge of University
    policies, unit procedures and practices, curriculum, and resources, help students navigate the university and determine when exceptions to
    practices may be appropriate. 
  • Provides intentional and timely outreach to students who are non-responsive, possibly struggling
    and/or not registered for future semesters. 
  • Creates a network of relationships with students, faculty, and campus staff to
    effectively deliver advising and support services to students, and serves as a liaison to other units; e.g. faculty advisor/mentor training,
    faculty advisor assignments, etc. 
  • Directs students to college/university support resources in moments of crisis, including
    financial, social, personal, and academic. 
  • Contributes to identifying retention strategies and assessment of advising needs to
    better serve our Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ and groups with intersecting identities (e.g., diverse abilities, veteran,
    first generation, etc). 

Programs and Initiatives: 15% 

  • Contributes to collegiate programs such as new student
    orientation, first-year experience/orientation classes, second-year experience and commencement. 
  • Develops and shares materials
    and resources to better advise a diverse population of students and remains current on inclusive and proactive advising strategies. 
  • Works with major coordinators in assigned majors on Undergraduate Program Policy and Review Committee issues, including curriculum
    development, and course and program enhancements. 
  • Participates in projects related to the continuous improvement of service in
    academic advising and student services (assist in review of how work flows and make ecommendations for improvement). 

  • Participates in relevant CFANS student events including CFANS Parent’s Weekend and Commencement events. 
  • Potential to work on
    targeted projects or initiatives as determined by the advisor’s strengths and specific interests.

Professional Development,
Service and Engagement in the field of Academic Advising: 10% 

  • Commitment to ongoing social justice and racial equity work in order
    to identify, challenge, and remove barriers to access at the individual, community, and system level. 
  • Serves on collegiate and
    university-level committees as requested by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; e.g. Student Scholastic Standing Committee,
    Scholarship Committee, Honors and Awards Committee, Inclusive Excellence Advisory Committee, etc. 
  • Participates in professional
    development activities at the collegiate, University and the broader community including attending and/or presenting at conferences,
    membership in professional associations, etc.; e.g. Academic Advising Network, MCPA, NACADA. 

Required
Qualifications 

  • BA/BS degree plus at least four years of relevant college level academic advising experience, or master’s
    degree plus two years of relevant experience 
  • Previous experience in an educational setting performing academic advising or
    student support activities 
  • Knowledge and experience using various academic advising and student development theories. 
  • Have a demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships and community with traditionally under resourced student populations
    including rural students and diverse students. 
  • Strong computer and technological literacy as well as time management skills. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree, upon position start date, in student affairs/development,
    social work, college student personnel psychology, counseling, higher education administration, or other related field. 
  • Two
    years of experience serving first-generation college students, TRIO programs, diverse communities or college access programming. 

  • Familiarity with developmental advising theory, student development, best practices for retention of first-generation college students
    and/or underrepresented populations, as well as proactive/intrusive advising approaches. 
  • Familiarity with obstacles facing
    marginalized students in completing their degrees and interventions/remedies to address these obstacles (systemic, structural and/or
    individual) 
  • Experience teaching, presenting and/or facilitating. 
  • Experience with University of Minnesota and/or
    student records management systems such as DARS, APLUS, PeopleSoft, APAS, Google Suite, virtual advising and other system and web-based
    advising tools. 

Nature of Appointment: 
12-month, 100% time, annually renewable based on performance,
organizational needs, and availability of funds. Average salary range of $54,000-$59,000, commensurate with education, experience and
internal equity within the unit, including an excellent benefits package, flexible/hybrid work arrangements are available, plus access to
professional development funds. 

Application materials and deadline:
The position will remain open until filled,
but applications submitted by Tuesday, January 16th will receive priority consideration. 

To be considered for this
position, please submit a resume, at least three professional references and a cover letter
detailing: how you meet the
required and/or preferred qualifications, your experience serving diverse student populations and your demonstrated efforts towards
inclusivity.

Benefits
The University of Minnesota has a wide array of benefits available as a professional and
administrative employee, such as: 

  • University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account – vested
    immediately. 
  • 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 12 paid holidays. 
  • Reduced tuition
    opportunities covering 75% of eligible tuition. 
  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits. 
  • Staff and faculty
    affinity groups. 
  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates. 
  • Disability and employer-paid
    life insurance. 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost 
  • Employee Transit Pass with
    free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro area 

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in
its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status,
disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
expression.

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in
enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and
retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in
its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status,
disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about
diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu

Employment
Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is
that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from
employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate,
graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most
vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with
world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service
organizations.

At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well
as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America’s Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019,
2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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