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Academic Advisor III College of Business

Company name
The University of Montana


Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Counseling, Education

Posted on
Jun 13, 2023

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College of Business

invites applications for an

Academic Advisor III

to oversee coordinating advising and admission to upper-division majors in the College of Business (COB). The COB is home to approximately 1000 undergraduate students. The incumbent will provide leadership and training to two staff members and multiple student employees. In addition, this position manages an advising caseload consisting of COB students on all undergraduate levels and majors.

Duties include, but aren’t limited to:

Develop and Implement a COB Advising Program and its integrated participation in the Gianchetta Student Success Center.

Manage admission to majors within the COB.

Manage an advising caseload of COB students in all undergraduate levels and majors.

Provide leadership and training to additional advising staff members and multiple student employees.

Assist with COB student recruitment and retention efforts and programming.

Plan and conduct major-specific information and new student orientation sessions each semester.

This position requires the incumbent to develop a working knowledge and expertise of all COB issues related to academic advising, graduation requirements (both UM general education and college-specific degree requirements), transfer credit evaluation, graduation application analysis, academic appeals process, etc. The incumbent will work with offices across the campus community and maintain relationships related to advising and student services.

Required Skills

Strong understanding of higher education.

Experience with advising software.

Excellent interpersonal and crisis management skills, positive attitude, ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Ability to remain calm and professional in all situations.

Ability to work independently, efficiently, and accurately in stressful situations with frequent interruptions.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including writing and presenting information and reports.

Advanced knowledge of office management techniques, administrative practices and procedures, business terminology, and business English.

Knowledge of computer software programs (MS Office Suite, etc.)

Minimum Required Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and at least two (2) years related experience and advising background or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of University-level advising policies and procedures.

Advising experience at the University of Montana.

Fluency with software such as Banner, InfoGriz, Cyberbear, DegreeWorks, Docusign, Navigate, Moodle, and Cascade.

About the College of Business and UM

The College of Business at the University of Montana creates transformative, integrated, and student-centric learning experiences, propelling our students to make an immediate and sustained impact on business and society. We nurture our students’ innate work ethic to develop confident problem solvers and ethical decision makers. We pursue thought leadership and collectively create opportunities for a better life for our students, faculty, and staff.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana

Video: Mission First, People Always

UM on YouTube

City of Missoula

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Destination Missoula

Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

The State of Montana

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Position Details

Position Title:

Academic Advisor III

Position Number:



College of Business

Work Schedule:

Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year.



Union Affiliation:


Probationary Period:

Six months minimum

Benefits Include

Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:

References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing:

Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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