Academic Advisor - School of Information Sciences (104257)

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Academic Advisor

School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Information Sciences, (iSchool), seeks an Academic Advisor. This person will provide academic advising to Masters students with the primary focus being the MS/LIS program and additional advising support being provided to the MS/IM program. The Academic Advisor is part of the Student Affairs office. The primary function of this role is to advise Masters students in regard to their academic program planning, fostering an inclusive environment that promotes a balanced, healthy student experience.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a principal point of contact for both on-campus and online MS/LIS students' advising, including but not limited to course selection, activities, and opportunities that complement individual professional academic goals.
  • Serve as supplemental advising contact for both on-campus and online MS/IM students.
  • Provide students and prospective students with pertinent information about the School of Information Sciences and University academic policies including registration procedures and academic program structures.
  • Manage the creation, production, and dissemination of communication for incoming Masters students and graduating students while working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders within the iSchool.
  • Develop and maintain the School of Information Sciences advising resources online and on an intranet.
  • Coordinate referrals to the School of Information Sciences faculty, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, records staff, technology staff, and other UIUC units (i.e. DRES, financial aid, and counseling center).
  • Contribute to the staffing of workshops, including those scheduled during non-standard work hours that support students in their academic and professional development.
  • Meet with prospective Masters students as needed.
  • Collaborate with other Student Affairs staff and iSchool faculty and staff to support and retain Masters students.
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with other units on campus to enhance student success.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Required: Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Information Management or related field.

  • Two years' experience with higher education student services, advising or related area.
  • Proficiency with commonly employed software, databases, and web applications; capacity to learn new office technology skills.

  • Experience working with graduate students
  • Background or experience with an area related to the professional outcomes of the School of Information Sciences graduates
  • Familiarity with University of Illinois policies and procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to work highly independently and collaboratively.
  • Exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with culturally diverse groups.

This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional position with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. The starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Information about the School of Information Sciences and its programs may be found at

To Apply:

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload your letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information by end of day on November 21. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards, [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit: Information Sciences
Category: 5-Education and Student Services
Title: Academic Advisor - School of Information Sciences (104257)
Open Date: 11/02/2018
Close Date: 11/21/2018
Organization Name: Information Sciences





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Posted: 11/3/2018
Application Due: 11/24/2018
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