Life Science Advisor
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Life Science Advisor
Student Center for Science Engagement
About Northeastern Illinois University
Founded in 1867, NEIU has a rich tradition of educational innovation, and in preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest, and is designated by the Unites States Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of its student body. ALANA students represent nearly 60percent of the NEIU student body. The University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business, and has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success. The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the "Sixth Best Investment" in the United States, and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT.
Northeastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Life Science Advisor - Full-Time, Continuing Position.
Under the general supervision of the Director of the Student Center for Science Engagement, the Life Science Advisor will be responsible for providing academic and professional advising and mentoring on a regular basis to incoming and continuing students, majoring, or those who intend to major, in the Life Sciences disciplines. The advisor will work with the Student Center for Science Engagement staff in providing research and training opportunities for STEM students. The advisor will assist with social events organized by the Center.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Life Science Advisor will provide individualized ongoing academic and professional advising and mentoring for STEM majors, including but not limited to assistance with finding internships, graduate school and job applications, resume and personal statement writing. The advisor will monitor students' academic progress, encourage and assist with involvement in campus activities and intervene with specific students if such an intervention will assist the student in his/her academic progress.
The advisor will assist students with creating professional development plans and with building solid professional skills. The advisor will help develop resources (e.g. handouts) and assist in creating, presenting or supporting STEM-related activities (e.g. workshops, annual symposium). The advisor will support the Center in developing and implementing a holistic advising model tailored to NEIU's student population.
Other duties include assisting the Center in identifying research opportunities for students, and supporting summer research students at NEIU. The advisor will support the Center in developing and maintaining strong outreach initiatives that will provide a broad range of opportunities to current NEIU students and assist the Center in doing outreach to and tracking of new STEM majors. The advisor will refer students to faculty advisors, counseling services, or career services as needed and will maintain and develop professional skills, for example in teaching, research, or mentoring. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION SUMMARY:
The professional we select for this vital role will support the physical and logical infrastructure of the campus network, remote access systems, and Internet connections and related services for the entire NEIU organization.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in the Life Sciences, or in STEM education, and will have knowledge of innovative and effective strategies for mentoring students with a focus on research, graduate school and career opportunities. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of strong organizational, academic advising and communication skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Evidence of experience working with underrepresented groups, low-income and first generation students in an academic environment must be demonstrated.
Fluency in Spanish, experience with social media in a professional setting, and evidence of strong academic advising are pluses.
(This position requires a background check).
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, sick and vacation days, the participation in the State Universities Retirement System. Applicants are expected to respond based on the entire job description.
In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), you must submit the following and send all documents within on PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Current Resume
- Three (3) current professional references
- Employment Application
- Affirmative Action Form
- Statement of Annuitant Status
- Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcript will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews
In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable), Affirmative Action Form and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (BOB), 5555 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, Il 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Review of applications will begin March 24, 2017. Questions may be directed to Joel Olfelt, Director, Student Center for Science Engagement, J-Olfelt@neiu.edu.
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND INVITES APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AS WELL AS OTHER QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY'S POSITIONS ARE CONTINGENT UPON THE UNIVERSITY'S RECEIPT OF ITS STATE OF ILLINOIS APPROPRIATION.