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Academic Advisor II Speech Language and Hearing Sciences

Company name
The University of Montana


Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Counseling, Education

Posted on
Feb 05,2019

Valid Through
May 21,2019

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The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) invite applications for an Academic Advisor II to serve as the primary academic advisor from the point of entry in education until the student completes the associated program.

The SLHS advisor independently provides comprehensive academic advising and programming that supports the academic success of students and serves as the central resource for faculty and department-based advisors across the college.

This position is responsible for recruitment and retention activities such as UM Days, Transfer Days, meetings with prospective students and parents and Welcome feast; representing the SLHS via presentations at meetings, programs, and college activities; collaborating with recruitment, orientation and retention offices; compiling data and presenting reports; creating projects in line with SLHS mission statement and initiatives issued by administration; collaborating with academic departments regarding requirements, transfer credits and substitutions; responding and resolving initial inquiries; writing recommendations; working with students matters regarding reinstatement plans, academic probation and remediation, drop/withdrawal petitions and conduct/behavior issues; evaluating transcripts; and referring clientele to office and campus resources as appropriate.

The individual in this position will be expected to:

Serve as the primary advising contact for students in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Responsible for planning, coordinating and providing comprehensive advising to students and monitoring progress, GPA, completion of Core, and progress towards major.

Respond to telephone, email, and walk-in inquiries concerning major requirements, the SLHS program, field experiences, and graduate programs.

Responsible for planning and coordinating recruitment and retention activities.

Coordinates and shares advising information with faculty and staff in the SLHS, alumni, students, parents, and the campus community, including faculty from secondary major/minor areas.

Update and maintain plans of study.

Work with Department Chair and Director of Finance and Marketing to develop advising materials.

Develop advising budget recommendations.

Compile and disseminate annual student evaluations of the Advising Program.

This position requires incumbent to develop working knowledge to manage graduate admissions program, CSDCAS; develop a working knowledge of University systems such as; Banner, DegreeWorks, InfoGriz, and Submittable; develop working knowledge to Manage SLHS Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program admissions program.

Required Skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge of FERPA compliance laws.

Ability to adapt to changing priorities throughout the academic cycle.

Ability to maintain a consistent professional and personable demeanor.

Sensitivity and respect for individual and cultural differences.

Ability to work efficiently and independently to achieve goals and meet deadlines in a work environment with frequent interruptions.

Ability to establish effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty and administration.

Skills to gather, evaluate and report data.

Ability to manage stressful and difficult situations while maintaining composure.

Minimum Required Experience

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the competencies necessary to successfully handle the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Counseling experience or experience as a student advisor in a higher education setting

Knowledge of Banner Student Information System

Proficient knowledge of UM academic policies and procedures

Knowledge of university catalog, resources, and general education requirements.

Knowledge of current advising practices and FERPA regulations.

Position Details

Position Title:

Academic Advisor II

Position Number:



Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Work Schedule:

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



Current employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and may be different from the posted salary.

For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department

Union Affiliation:

Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE)

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 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).

Company info

The University of Montana
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Company Profile
Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. The University draws a diverse population to Missoula and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community.

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