Academic Advisor - Student Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (A1700131)

Location
Champaign, IL
Posted
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Academic Advisor

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Student Academic Affairs Office

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Academic Advisor works with the Executive Assistant Dean and other members of the Student Academic Affairs Office (SAAO) advising team to support students who seek college-level advising and students whose academic performance indicates a need for enhanced monitoring and support, including students having difficulties making progress toward their major and/or on probation.

Responsibilities
  • Advise and support students needing assistance beyond major advising, which includes participating in Walk-in Advising duty for the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office and updating student records after individual advising sessions;
  • Enforce academic rules and regulations of the College and University;
  • Refer students to other resource personnel as appropriate;
  • Advise and guide students who are uncertain about their major;
  • Monitor the academic progress of probationary, low major GPA, and other identified students;
  • Assist in organization and evaluation of LAS Success Workshops;
  • Participate in petition reviews, academic progress reviews, probationary advising and end-of-term academic program audits and serve as program or unit representative on select working groups and committees as needed;
  • Contribute to LAS student recruitment and orientation activities, as needed or appropriate.


Qualifications

Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a relevant field of study that enhances the individual's ability to assist LAS students in designing and implementing a program for personal and academic success;
  • Two years' experience working in the post-secondary environment, with one year directly related to academic advising, counseling, mentoring, or related work with undergraduates for their academic success
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills;
  • Excellent professional, organizational, and communication skills.


Preferred:
  • Master's Degree;
  • Degree in a Liberal Arts and Sciences discipline;
  • Demonstrated ability to work from a developmental advising perspective;
  • Demonstrated ability to track and assess student success
  • Multidisciplinary educational background to facilitate conversations with students who are uncertain about their majors
  • Graduate studies or similar demonstrated interest in issues in undergraduate education
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Excellent ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, with a wide range of on-campus and off-campus constituencies


Salary and Start Date

Target start date is ASAP. This is a regular, full-time, twelve month, academic professional position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures

To ensure full consideration please create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by the close date of March 21, 2017. For further information contact: Allison Perry adspear@illinois.edu. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



Organization Name: Student Admissn Oth
College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 03/07/2017

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