First Year Advising Student Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Office of the Provost
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

The Office of First Year Student Advising & Success (FYASA) is seeking applicants for the position of First Year Advising Student Assistant to aid students in completing priority onboarding items, connecting them to academic advisors, and working with the director to logistically and creatively support student success initiatives.


100Duties: Provide customized, hospitable service to newly admitted and first year students. Help answer the Who is My Advisor hotline and emails, directing students to appropriate offices, resources, and scheduling advising appointments as applicable. Advise students in how to complete new student onboarding, pre-advising measures (i.e., the Course Matching Survey, applicable placement tests) and proctor Writing Samples as needed. Maintain and update FYSAS incoming student spreadsheets and advisor assignments in Banner. This position will last the entire academic school year and through the summer. The First Year Advising Assistant is expected to work at least 20 hours a week Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend responsibilities. Specific weekly schedules can be coordinated with the director. Primary Goals: To welcome students to the Office of First Year Student Advising & Success, advise students in completing new student onboarding measures, connect students to their academic advisor, and schedule advising appointments through Seawolf Tracks.Essential


The First Year Advising Assistant (FYASA) must possess a strong knowledge of University programs and first year campus support services. Must be proficient in Microsoft programs, Google Docs and Calendar, and an ability to learn new technology systems. Excellent customer service, interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor are essential to the position. The FYASA must exhibit strong oral and written communication skills with an ability to present material to students in a clear, calm, and cohesive manner. The FYASA must be willing and able to initiate, lead, and facilitate conversations with students and University professionals. Finally, the FYASA must demonstrate sound professional judgement, intercultural sensitivity, and maintain the strictest of confidentiality.


To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must have earned and continue to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Students must work at least 20 hours a week Monday-Friday, have a minimum of 30 credits within the UA system, and be a currently enrolled student taking 12 credits or more. Students must also pass a background check.



Minimum: $10.50 per hour


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:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

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

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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