ANSEP Acceleration Academic Advisor

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Classification:Student Services Professional 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Office of the Provost
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Academic Advising/Support

Position Summary:

Come join an award-winning program at ANSEP. We are recruiting for an Acceleration Academic Advisor. ANSEP is a longitudinal model that works with students from the time they are in middle school all the way through to the PhD. ANSEP increases university recruitment and retention rates through hands-on middle and high school outreach initiatives, rigorous summer bridging programs, focused academic learning communities, organized student cohorts, networks of peer and professional mentors, community-based learning, professional internships and undergraduate and graduate research projects.


10%Departmental Duties Assists ANSEP Regional Directors and other ANSEP staff with planning, organizing, coordinating, preparing, and leading daily activities for ANSEP components. Works with university and district staff to ensure student and program needs are met. At the direction of the Regional Directors, oversee mailings to applicants/families, acceptance letters, and other communications. Perform data entry and tracking for ANSEP components. Minimal supervision required. Other tasks as assigned. EssentialEssential
25%Program Promotion and Outreach Contribute to recruitment and outreach efforts in a team effort to increase enrolled number of students, student participation and retention. Coordinate with ANSEP staff and faculty as appropriate. Delegate tasks as appropriate. Identify and use appropriate digital, print, audio, and video media tools and resources to create appealing and relevant materials for carrying out established plans. At the direction of ANSEP Regional Directors, plan, lead, and conduct relevant outreach events for ANSEP student recruitment in Anchorage-Palmer-Wasilla and other communities/regions as budget allows. EssentialEssential
30%Support Services Provide intervention, guidance, and referral for students experiencing difficulties, academically and personally, including assisting students to overcome barriers or skill deficiencies. Provide assistance to students in refining educational goals and objectives, understanding available choices, and assessing the consequences of alternative courses of action. Provide clear and accurate information regarding institutional policies, procedures, resources, and programs. Support students in need of petitions and appeals for financial aid and academic purposes. As a responsible employee under Title IX, comply with UA reporting procedures as applicable and remain current with annual training. EssentialEssential
35%Academic Advising Provide comprehensive advising services to students in telephone, electronic, and face-to-face advising sessions. Serve as the primary point of contact and advisor for ANSEP students, as well as a local resource for students applying to or completing UA degree programs. This may include non-degree seeking students, dual enrollment students, veteran students, and more. Access, review, and use established advising tools and available data regarding students' academic and educational needs, performance, aspirations, and challenges in order to assist students in the development of suitable educational plans and/or to make appropriate referrals to UA, and community services. Referrals may include, but are not limited to, academic departmental advising, dual enrollment processes, career counseling, Title IX, or other services supporting student academic success. Assist ANSEP students in: selecting appropriate courses and other educational experiences; interpreting institutional requirements (e.g., financial aid regulations, academic petition process, etc.); increasing awareness about educational resources available; evaluating progress toward established goals; improving decision-making skills; reinforcing self-directed referral to and use of institutional and community support services. Assist with orienting students to online services and online learning tools. Assist with ANSEP course scheduling; maintain flexibility in order to help with ANSEP coverage as needed. Maintain regular open office hours for advising appointments and drop in students as well as maintaining adequate advising records on a continual basis. Adhere to FERPA regulations and confidentiality procedures, as well as other applicable regulations and policies. Work closely with ANSEP Regional Directors, and district staff when appropriate, to manage high school graduation and degree completion, course substitutions, career counseling, and more. Support occasional events and activities off campus or outside normal office hours as directed by ANSEP Regional Directors. Other tasks as assigned. EssentialEssential

ANSEP affirms its commitment to a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which educational programs, employment and activities are free of discrimination and harassment. ANSEP faculty and staff administers and ensures compliance with the University policies, procedures and programs on equal opportunity, discrimination, affirmative action, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and retaliation.

Our objective is to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering professions. We begin with students in the sixth grade and prepare them socially and academically to be hyper-advanced when they arrive at the University for science and engineering degrees. Once at the University, ANSEP provides a welcoming environment designed to foster success. ANSEP is a partnership between industry, state and federal agencies, Native organizations, philanthropic organizations, K12 school districts, and the University of Alaska. We raise the bar for student expectations and measure programmatic effectiveness using academic outcomes. ANSEP student performance exceeds state and national averages at each academic level. Every successful ANSEP pre-college student is on track to earn the Alaska Performance Scholarship. There are more than 2,000 ANSEP students in the ANSEP pipeline. We are rapidly increasing the number of ANSEP students academically and socially prepared for science and engineering BS degrees prior to high school graduation. ANSEP is the most successful and cost effective STEM program in the nation.


Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills with ability to work with all levels; demonstrated knowledge of general office procedures, equipment, and records maintenance. Knowledge of decision-making strategies and problem-solving skills. Strong, broad-based computer proficiency. Ability to work independently, exercise good judgement and discretion and maintain confidentiality. Supervisory and leadership skills. Excellent administrative procedures, practices and time management skills. A Strong attention to organization, detail and follow-through. Excellent proofreading skills. Ability to work independently with initiative. Experience in general office and administrative support procedures. Experience with pre-college residential programs. Ability to work on-call hours.


Three years relevant experience in advising, counseling, coaching, student services, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master's degree preferred. One year of relevant experience in coordinating, creating, and leading projects. Experience in program promotion and/or outreach, events, and digital media. Experience in providing for the unique needs of distance learning and multicultural student


Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master's degree preferred.

This is a full-time, Grade 79, minimum $25.82/hr, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on July 13, 2020. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 7/12/2020.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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