Graduate Academic Advisor
National Louis is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how do we become more “student ready” so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family.
The Graduate Academic Advisor advises students on academic programs, curriculum, college and university academic policies and procedures. The advisor works directly with graduate students in a variety of disciplines to foster their academic success. The advisor will be the student’s single point of contact on all matters from enrollment to graduation and their success will be measured primarily in terms of retention outcomes. The advisor will assist students individually and in groups via the phone, appointments, or off-site meetings.
• Provide single point of contact advising service to an assigned group of students from admission through graduation to retain students.
• Effectively communicate the curriculum and graduation requirements for program, college and university academic policies and procedures
• Work closely with academic program faculty and participate in department meetings as needed
• Maintain accurate and timely student records
• Provide student with general information on the university that students need to be successful
• Provide career guidance and assist students in connecting with Career Services
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred in related field
• 1 – 2 years academic advising or counseling experience
• Experience working in a university/college setting
• Experience working in a culturally-diverse setting with adult students
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
• Understanding of the structure (academic programs, curriculum, administrative units) of a university
• Ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a constantly changing environment; and demonstrated experience in being a student-centered student affairs professional.
• Patience and flexibility working with individual students
• Experience working with college faculty members
• Knowledge of student and adult development theories and current trends in academic and student affairs
• Word processing skills, database management, spreadsheets and web forms and Banner
• Ability to work a flexible schedule