Job Description

The Department of Student Life views participation in clubs and organization as another learning opportunity for students. In addition to fostering a sense of community, the role of an advisor is to support students in achieving the learning outcomes associated with the broader student development program.

This is a volunteer position.

Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Advisors to officially recognized UMA student clubs or organizations must be regular (including fixed-length appointments) employees of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA)
  • Ensures compliance with all University of Maine System (UMS), UMA and UMA Student Government Association(SGA) policies and procedures, with special attention to the following:
    • Ensures that all club/organization-sponsored activities meet University safety and liability standards; serves as a designated Campus Security Authority
    • Remains current regarding cash handling procedures; participates in cash training; ensures that members of the club/organization abide by UMS cash handling policies and practices
    • Ensures that all club/organizations’ financial transactions are consistent with University and SGA policy
  • Attends and monitors all official meetings and/or sponsored events of the club/organization or arranges for alternate coverage by qualified University personnel
  • Ensures compliance with club/organization’s constitution and bylaws
  • Mentors officers and members in the appropriate execution of their roles and responsibilities
  • Ensures submission of club/organization-related reports or documents, as requested
  • Actively supports the achievement of program learning objectives as identified by the University and the Department of Student Life
  • Acknowledges and assists student members in their role as University representatives to both internal and external communities
  • Provides advice, upon request, and appropriately shares knowledge, expertise, and experience with the membership
  • Other reasonably related duties as requested by Director of Student Life or designee

Staff from the Department of Student Life and Division of Student Services are available to assist advisors with meeting the obligations of this position.