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Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) Advisor 1

University of Connecticut


The Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) at the University of Connecticut is seeking applicants for the position of Academic Advisor 1. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of advisors who provide academic advising primarily for first and second year exploratory students. The population advised in ACES includes a significant number of students who are undecided about their majors, as well as students who are planning to apply to one of UConn’s schools or colleges. The incumbent is expected to work with a dynamic team of professional advisors and administrative staff across the University and support students in their academic and personal goals by promoting student-centered partnerships. It is also an expectation that the incumbent advances the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of their work.


  • Manage a caseload of 300-350 students, providing individual, group, and drop-in advising services. 
  • Guide, mentor, and advise students through the major selection process and help facilitate a culture of exploration across the campus community.
  • Advise students regarding coursework and graduation requirements, policies and procedures, academic probation and dismissals, and provide guidance to students with academic difficulties.
  • Assist in course planning, scheduling, and registration activities during both the semester and new student orientation.
  • Serve as a resource for current and prospective students, parents, campus partners, and others regarding academic policies and programs.
  • Develop and participate in student recruitment and retention activities including the University’s admission process.
  • Conduct, support, and participate in presentations, workshops, events, and outreach for students, parents, and the wider campus community.
  • Provide instruction for First Year Experience courses, which may include specialized First Year Seminars for first year and exploratory students.
  • Assist with specialized programs, such as The Major Experience Program.
  • Assist colleagues in composing and maintaining the Office’s websites, social media, and other communications materials.
  • Perform other related duties and special assignments as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of position-related experience in advising and/or counseling students or in providing academic support, OR advanced degree in a related field and one year of related experience in advising and/or counseling students or in providing academic support.
  • Ability and knowledge to support undergraduate students, including first-generation college students and students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team setting.
  • Ability to build rapport with students, families, and University partners.
  • Ability to work on occasional nights and weekends and travel occasionally for work purposes.


  • Advanced degree in higher education, counseling, or related discipline (anticipated by May 2024).
  • Advising experience in postsecondary/higher education institution(s).
  • Experience in the interpretation of academic policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Experience teaching or conducting workshops.


This is a full-time, permanent position. The starting salary is $56,102. The University offers outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: . Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at , Staff Positions, Search #497998 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references, and a diversity statement. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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