Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor

  • 528442
  • Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAS School of Arts & Sciences

Are you an equity-minded individual excited about helping students achieve their academic goals? The School of Arts & Sciences at UAS is seeking an academic advisor to support our students in the departments of Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.

The advising relationship is a key component in ensuring student success, and plays an integral role in ensuring that Juneau’s A&S students have a clear pathway to achieving their goals. Moreover, as an advisor, your work will directly impact the retention and recruitment goals of the School of Arts & Sciences and the university as a whole.

Our ideal candidate is someone who demonstrates a deep desire to see students flourish and thrive, and a commitment to providing excellent service to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and the university community. We are also looking for someone with an appreciation and understanding of the richness and diversity of the academic, cultural, socioeconomic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in Southeast Alaska.

The University of Alaska Southeast is a regional, comprehensive, open-enrollment university located on the spectacular Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska. Our campus is located in the Tongass National Forest and sits on the shore of Auke Lake and Auke Bay, about 10 miles north of downtown Juneau.

If this sounds like a good fit, we want to hear from you!

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of academic advising experience or two years of working with college students on issues such as advising, academic success, academic coaching, counseling, orientation, student support, or retention services.

Bachelor's degree in related field from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in a relevant area of study. Experience using databases like Banner, OnBase, and/or Navigate (EAB). Knowledge and skills for using DegreeWorks or similar degree tracking system. Experience working with faculty and students on a college/university campus.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Southeast campus in Juneau. This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 78, based on education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. 

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


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.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


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


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Shayla Sulser, Advising Coordinator, at smsulser@alaska.edu 


All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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