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

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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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 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 [email protected] 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 To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

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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Posted: 3/8/2017
Application Due: 3/29/2017
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