Sr. Academic Advisor

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DePaul University

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Job Title Sr. Academic Advisor
Job ID 3728
Location Lincoln Park Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.

General Summary

The Assistant Director/Academic Advisor reports to the Director of Advising in the LAS Undergraduate College Office and liaises with the chairs of the Departments of Sociology and History. They are responsible for the academic advising of current and prospective Sociology and History major(s) and minor(s) currently; students from other departments may be added if enrollments fluctuate significantly. This includes direct advising (in-person and online), the production of advising support materials for students and faculty in multiple formats. The person in this position must have thorough knowledge of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences' undergraduate curricula, policies, and procedures and of LAS graduate programs, other university academic offerings, and university policies that pertain to undergraduate students. This individual will liaise among department faculty, the Office for Academic Advising Support, and other University partners.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Advises current and potential Sociology and History majors and minors, and other declared LAS majors and minors as needed, regarding course choices, major selection, progress toward graduation, graduate and professional school options, career opportunities, and tuition/financial implications.
  • Refers students to other university offices when necessary.
  • Leads and coordinates holistic academic advising initiatives in the Department of Sociology and History.
  • Assigns appropriate faculty advisors to students based on their academic interests.
  • Creates and maintains advising support materials for students and faculty in multiple print and electronic formats.
  • Trains faculty on model advising practices; supports faculty mentoring efforts.
  • Makes recommendations to the chair(s) and the Dean's Office regarding course placements, substitutions, and waivers.
  • Attends regular meetings with the LAS Undergraduate College Office staff and the meetings for the Departments of Sociology and History by invitation.
  • Provides regular feedback to College Office advising process (new student advising, probation and dismissal, graduation) leaders.
  • Assists the Associate Director with accurately accounting for all program requirement changes.
  • Assists with degree conferral, newly declared students' record analysis, transfer credit approvals and ensuring the appropriate application of college credit toward the degrees of new, continuing, and graduating Sociology and History (and other declared LAS majors as needed) using the Degree Progress Report.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three years of full-time experience in academic advising or equivalent.

Preferred Requirements

  • Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or counseling.
  • Familiarity with the discipline of Sociology and/or History.

Other Skills & Abilities Reqd

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a group.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies using good and independent judgement.
  • Ability to juggle numerous projects and tasks simultaneously, and to meet deadlines for each.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office, PeopleSoft, and social media platforms.

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Additional Information

Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Salary & Benefits Package:
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Posted: 9/26/2019
Application Due: 11/25/2019
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