University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Academic Counselor/Coordinator

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0773-9087
Job Family: STU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 585

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated supervisor, coordinate the counseling activities for undergraduate students about specific academic or self-directed individualized programs, academic, personal or career matters which interfere with achievement of academic potential. Coordinate and implement programs to promote retention.  Make academic and resources allocation decision or recommendation impacting the center in keeping with rules and regulations of school/college/division.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assesses student interest, aptitudes, and abilities in order to assist in academic and career planning.
  2. Counsel students in developing a specific academic program including choice of major and course selections
  3. Acts as a liaison of the Advisory Center with faculty, other schools and colleges, other University offices, and regional campuses.  Provides outreach to enhance student development, improve the quality of the learning environment, and counsel students to meet academic and career goals.  Coordinates programs for students with unique goals and needs.Plans and provides outreach programs for high-risk students to promote retention.  Serves as a resource to other academic advisors/counselors concerning student with difficulties.
  4. Plans and implements programs to help students with academic and career decisions.  Some examples are student workshops, departmental information sessions, or major fairs.Refers students for various evaluative tests, evaluates results of placement test, recommends an appropriate program based on test results.
  5. Provides personal, vocational, and other non-academic counseling as appropriate.  Make referrals to appropriate University offices for specialized attention when indicated.
  6. Provides outreach to prospective undergraduate students and their parents during Orientation, regional campus visits, and on an individual basis.
  7. Implements and enforces University and College rules and regulations.  Make decisions regarding these regulations as delegated.
  8. Serves as a resource to faculty and professional staff, including at regional campuses, to help interpret academic rules and regulations.  Develops and implements in-service training workshops, videos, and other means to improve academic advising.
  9. Works closely with other schools and University offices to promote consistency and uniformity of judgments regarding such matters as enforcement of academic requirements, academic probation and dismissal, transfer in or out of programs, and other similar issues.
  10. Creates computer programs to audit student records and determine progress toward meeting University, school and college academic requirements and to asses eligibility for graduation.  Compiles computer generated databases and statistical program evaluations.  Maintains appropriate files and records.
  11. May supervise support staff or graduate student in their work with the Advisory Center.
  12. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in Counseling Education or related field.
  2. At least five years experience advising and counseling university students.
  3. Excellent communication, interpersonal and counseling skills.
  4. Knowledge of academic programs in area to be served.
  5. Demonstrated ability to make sound analytical judgment and to work without close supervision.
  6. Knowledge of special student populations, if required by the position.

Date Created: 06/28/85
Date Revised: 03/07/96