Junior Specialist (Academic Adviser) Position #0084563

University of Hawaii at Manoa in Hawaii

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 1, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Duties and Responsibilities, included but not limited to the following areas:

  • Work with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs office in academic policy development regarding undergraduates in formulating and assessing academic and career goals
  • Advise Honors and Regent and Presidential Scholar students on curricular requirements, academic options, policies and procedures
  • Conduct group and individual advising sessions and workshops for undergraduates and prospective students
  • Prepare and present information sessions for small groups and large audiences
  • Prepare detailed degree audits to assess student academic progress
  • Assist in planning, implementing and managing academic advising support programs and services
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of academic advising policies and procedures
  • Write a variety of correspondence and program descriptions and proposals
  • Possible evening and/or off-campus assignments
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in liberal arts discipline or B.A. in an academic discipline and Master's degree in higher education
  • One year of effective college teaching
  • Academic advising experience
  • Knowledge of post-secondary curricula and academic requirements
  • Familiarity with current research regarding advising issues and advising models
  • Knowledge of retention and graduation issues in higher education
  • Knowledge of student development theory
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups
  • Must have strong computer skills, including use of internet, e-mail, and word processing
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and see tasks to completion
  • Ability to work as part of a team and uphold established policies and procedures


Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of university wide academic programs
  • One year or more of demonstrated experience in a managerial, coordinative/supervisory position
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet software
  • Commitment to working with multi-cultural student body
  • Concern for students, their careers and goals

To Apply:       Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, names and contact information (including email address) of 3 professional references, and official transcripts (copies acceptable, but official transcripts are required upon hire) to the address below.  Electronic applications are preferred to stella@hawaii.edu.

Address:     Office of Undergraduate Education

                        Honors Program

                        2600 Campus Road; QLCSS 213

                        Honolulu, HI  96822


Inquiries:  Dr. Vernadette Gonzalez; 808-956-5404; vvg@hawaii.edu



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Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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