College of Health Advisor, UAS

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Classification:Student Services Professional 2
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS School of Career Education
Location: Juneau
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Other

Position Summary:

The School of Career Education at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau is seeking a full-time, vital member of our team to serve as a College Health Advisor. The successful incumbent must be a hands-on, driven professional who enjoys a variety of challenges. Among many other duties, this position provides academic advising to UAS students interested in health and behavioral health programs, participates in student recruitment and outreach events and assists students with activities that support their academic success.


10%COLLABORATION: Maintain consistent communication UAA COH Student Success Center and other UAS advisors with whom health programs students interact. Attend UAS and UAA COH department meetings as assigned to facilitate collaboration and communication between campuses to best support success of students in health programs. Communicate changes related to policy, procedure, and curriculum as appropriate to UAS CTE Leadership and UAA COH Student Success Center.Essential
10%TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: Maintain knowledge of University policies and procedures affecting students including those related to financial aid, admissions, registration. Maintain knowledge of university resources available to students such as academic supports, supplemental instruction, enrichment opportunities, and services, specifically those available to health programs students. Maintain proficiency in university student information systems. Maintain working knowledge of relevant UAA policies and procedures impacting assigned program areas. Maintain current understanding of curriculum and admissions requirements and processes in assigned programs. Participate in continuing education related to advising strategies, best practices, and innovative approaches.Essential
15%RECRUITMENT AND OUTREACH: Participate in student recruitment and outreach events as assigned. Provide timely responses, as defined by unit guidelines, to emails and phone messages from prospective students. Provide community information sessions related to UAS health programs; coordinate with UAA COH Student Success Center to provide community information sessions related to UAA Health programs. Collaborate with high schools to support students’ entry into health programs. Maintain records of outreach site visits and outcomes.Essential
15%STUDENT SUPPORT: Assist students with activities that support their academic success including troubleshooting technology issues, accessing educational materials, and other related activities. Identify system barriers preventing academic success and refer to UAS CTE leadership or UAA COH Student Success Center as appropriate.Essential
50%ACADEMIC ADVISING/CASELOAD MANAGEMENT: Provide academic advising to UAS students interested and health and behavioral health programs. Assist students with course planning, selection, and registration based on relevant parameters and situations such as test scores/academic preparation, life situations/competing priorities, and student goals. Assist students with selecting courses from other campuses and colleges in the state, as appropriate, that meet academic needs. Evaluate transfer credits and refer for departmental/faculty evaluation as needed. Conduct group advising and information sessions. Conduct individual advising sessions in face-to-face and distance formats based on individual student need. Maintain knowledge of, and implement utilization of, current technologies that can enhance student services. Teach students to use technology that will assist them in degree planning and completion. Maintain records of contact with students, services provided, outcomes of interactions, and student achievement of relevant objectives. Submit reports as assigned related to advising metrics. Consistently refer students to services and programs that are relevant to them or meet individual needs with a “supervised referral”/”warm hand-off” approach. Facilitate activities at new student orientation and student onboarding events as assigned. Assist students with academic forms and applications such as Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals, academic petitions, change of majors, and scholarship applications. Connect students to faculty advisors at appropriate times given student’s individual progress and development. Advise students of competitive application processes and assist students in self-evaluation of preparation for competitive applications. Provide timely responses, as defined by unit guidelines, to emails and phone messages from students.Essential

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.  All interested persons should apply online.

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.


Public speaking skills. Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing with diverse individuals. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of best practices, federal and state laws and legal issues associated with and applicable to student services in higher education. Ability to troubleshoot situations to determine the best course of action. Ability to apply theories gained through experience and education. Ability to be a team or project leader or an influential member of a team.


Two years of experience in academic advising, counseling, education, or closely related services. Clerical/Administrative experience preferred. Experience with software platforms including Microsoft Office, Zoom and DocuSign. Experience working with diverse individuals. Experience working with traditionally underserved students and/or Alaska Native students preferred.


Bachelor’s degree in a health or social service field, psychology, education or closely related field or Associates degree and two years relevant experience.

This is a Grade 78, 12-month position complete with a full employee benefits package. Please submit a resume, cover letter and the contact information for three professional references. This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on October 8, 2020. To ensure consideration, please submit an application by 11:55 pm Alaska Time on October 7, 2020.

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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