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Job TitleSR ACADEMIC ADVISORPosition Number8101574Job CategoryUniversity StaffJob TypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusExemptCampusRogers Park-Lake Shore CampusDepartment NameSCHOOL OF NURSINGLocation CodeSCHOOL OF NURSING (02400A)Is this split and/or fully grant funded? NoDuties and Responsibilities

Guided by Ignatian value of care of the individual person, the MNSON Senior Academic Advisor serves the academic, administrative, and developmental needs of undergraduates in the Nursing program. Primarily, the Senior Academic Advisor advises students on course selection, requirements for selected area of concentration, and a wide range of issues to achieve student success and graduation. In addition, the Senior Academic Advisor serves as lead MNSON academic advisor who trains and mentors other academic affairs staff.

-Care for students through individual and group academic advising sessions imparting a working knowledge of degree requirements and opportunities in order to develop students and assist them in identifying and achieving their academic, career, and life goals
-Understand and implement academic policies, procedures and protocols with students, parents and faculty; uphold FERPA requirements and the highest ethical standards
-Collaborate with program directors to address concerns with student issues, scheduling, curriculum, and awards and scholarships eligibility
-Assist with the planning and implementation of advising programs and outreach related to orientation, probation advising, and academic alerts
-Liaison to selected university departments and schools, as assigned; work with program directors and academic affairs staff to ensure accuracy and consistency in communication of program requirements
Represent MNSON on University wide committees, as assigned
-Train and mentor professional academic affairs staff, as necessary
-Actively assist in the mentoring and coaching of Academic Advisors through development of advisor training, learning plans, and other professional development opportunities
-Lead academic affairs team through progression letter process
-Monitor academic progress; analyze progress reports, identify current and potential areas of concern, and refer students to appropriate resources for assistance
-Identify, monitor, and provide guidance to students on probation; revise course selection and program plans, and applying blocks, holds, and overrides, as appropriate
Maintain and update student records; track meeting notes, correspondence, degree progress, and other documentation, as appropriate
-Resolve student issues related to academic records and registration
-Complete degree audit for graduating seniors to confirm degree requirements have been met
-Assist in planning and execution of events such as Orientation, Open House, Dedication to the Profession, Honors and Pinning, Commencement, etc.
-Meet with prospective students and families to share curriculum and give tours of simulation lab
-Collaborate with campus partners to assist with UNIV 101 course through individual presentations or instruction
-Serve on the Undergraduate Nursing Program Committee and the Admission, Progression and Retention Committees
-Serve as Co-Advisor to the MNSON nursing student organizations
-Participate in professional higher education associations
-Perform related duties, as assigned
-Some weekend and evening hours are required

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field required and one to two years of related experience.


-Ability to work effectively with undergraduate students, parents, peers, faculty, and deans
-Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
-Ability to readily provide empathic, compassionate, consistent, accurate, developmental, student-focused and honest advising
-Detail oriented and proficient with keeping accurate student records
-Demonstrated ability to work constructively in teams and independently
-Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced, changing environment where responsibilities and duties may frequently change


-Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field required
-Minimum of two years of academic advising, and orientation experience at a 4-year higher education institution
-Experience advising undergraduate students

Computer Skills

-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
-Proficiency with Internet and email applications

Supervisory ResponsibilitiesNoRequired operation of university owned vehiclesNoDoes this position require direct animal or patient contact? NoPhysical DemandsNoneWorking ConditionsIrregular HoursOpen Date09/13/2019Close DateSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Posting Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Why do you want to work for Loyola University Chicago?

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  3. * Do you have a Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field?
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    • No
  4. * Do you have at least one year of previous job-related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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Posted: 9/16/2019
Application Due: 12/15/2019
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