Academic Advisor, School of Accountancy

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Accounting / Finance, Student Affairs / Services, Academic Advising, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support

The University is located in Denver, Colorado, a city known for its dynamic blend of business, innovation and world-class recreation. Denver is consistently ranked by Forbes and Kiplingers Magazine as one of the top cities for young professionals and recent college graduates. The University of Denver is a private institution founded in 1864. It serves a population of more than 5,200 undergraduate and 6,200 graduate students as a research-intensive institution. The beautiful campus is located approximately seven miles from downtown with easy access to public transportation.

With a long tradition of excellence and innovation, the Daniels College of Business prepares students to succeed in a dynamic, changing world. We are a high-achieving community of students, staff and faculty that inspires one another to think in new ways, perform at higher levels, and transform organizations and communities. Daniels is ranked among the top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive rankings and recognition from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. The Daniels College of Business (DCB) offers a variety of baccalaureate, graduate, PhD and certificate programs which are detailed at https://daniels.du.edu/

Position Summary

This position will advise all students who express interest in learning more about or intention to enroll in a School of Accountancy program, help recruit students the degree programs, and work closely with each student to plan a degree program according to the students area of interest and professional goals. The position will also interact with faculty, University staff, employers, CPA licensing authorities and others on behalf of students and graduates of the Schools programs.

Primary responsibilities of this position focus on welcoming students to the Schools programs, orienting their experience, planning their academic journey, developing course plans, designing co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences, tracking student progress, supporting the awarding of scholarships and financial aid, managing enrollment through course forecasting and scheduling, supporting academic assessment, designing academic recovery plans, maintaining student records, performing graduation checks, helping students navigate licensing requirements for their intended state of residence, and collaborating with career services to assist in job placement.

The position will also create, market, and implement extra- and co-curricular events; disseminate information to students; and, gather information from students and alumni for reporting purposes. The position will also support alumni requests for assistance with CPA licensing needs. The position will also support Beta Alpha Psi, a student organization that focuses on professional development of its members.

This position will also assist with the creation and maintenance of staff procedural manuals, program marketing and support materials, student tracking systems, and other needs of the School.

Within the academic framework, additional processes include enforcing federal policies with respect to regional accreditation, student privacy, international student status regulations, graduation records, university catalog/bulletin standards; AACSB policies as they pertain to accreditation and curricular compliance; authority with adherence to university policies concerning School catalog/bulletin responsibilities, curricular changes, graduation reviews, course substitutions, domestic and study abroad transfer credit evaluation, academic deficiency notifications, deadlines, extensions, petitions to various academic units, and other procedural activities.

Essential Functions

Advising:

  • Provide academic advising services for academic and co-curriculum for undergraduate, graduate, and dual undergraduate/graduate students seeking a degree, minor, or concentration in Accounting.
  • Ensure all students are informed of relevant academic and administration information in a timely manner.
  • Respond to student concerns and issues regarding course schedules, degree completion and/or registration procedures utilizing strong problem-solving and registration database-solving skills to meet student needs.
  • Plan and assist the School of Accountancy with respect to course scheduling and forecasting for purposes of strategic enrollment management.
  • Display agility, assimilation, and dissemination of yearly curriculum changes/iterations implemented by the School of Accountancy and multiple units across campus.
  • Assist students and graduates in navigating CPA licensing rules in their State of residence. 

Program Management:

  • This position will help to design, manage, coordinate, plan and execute student services activities for School of Accountancy students as needed.
  • The position helps faculty with TA/GA assignments and handles administrative tasks related to hiring and payroll.
  • This position will communicate with stakeholders, develop necessary printed materials and manage of overall execution of activities related to student services.
  • Manage and support finances and contracts related to the operational and logistical delivery of student services programs including administrative tasks related to Beta Alpha Psi and travel courses.
  • Develop assessment tools to evaluate programs, offerings and delivery of activities.
  • Provide leadership in working with the school director and assistant director, university offices, staff and faculty to ensure a seamless experience for students.
  • Participate in strategic planning, development and management process in support of School of Accountancy programs. 

Policy/Procedure:

  • Academic processes regarding School of Accountancy students including graduation certifications, preliminary graduation reviews, course substitutions and transfer credit evaluation, course scheduling, extensions and petitions to various academic units and academic deficiency notification.
  • Assist the Schools scholarship committee for efficient awarding, notice, and maintenance of departmental scholarships.
  • Assure compliance with federal guidelines, accreditation, DU, Daniels and School of Accountancy academic standards. 

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Schools director or assistant director.
  • Train, study and master redundancies within scope of responsibilities.
  • Professionally and independently create student services aligned with the School, Daniels and University mission which include, but are not limited to, inclusive excellence, case competitions, panel discussions, employer relations, data analysis, targeted populations, community outreach, and professional certifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational, planning, and program development abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group and large group situations to customers, clients, and other constituents of the college and university.
  • Leadership ability to initiate creative programs and collaborate with departments within Daniels and with all student services and administrative units across campus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams.
  • Clearly exhibit cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence in all facets of interaction with myriad constituencies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
  • Attainment of expertise in SCT Banner, for which efficiencies are required for multiple keystrokes quarterly per student.
  • Strong systems and processing knowledge with respect to general business and academic operations.
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends as related to recruiting, orientation, extra- and co-curricular activities, commencement, and School, Daniels, or University events.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • 2-4 years professional relationship management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in accounting or an associated discipline.
  • Experience in managing the student or early professional life-cycle.
  • 3+ years of academic or professional advising and/or student services experience.
  • Proven record of development and deployment of innovative and effective student services initiates based on industry best practices.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on November 5th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $50,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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