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Academic Advisor 1

Wheaton College Illinois
Wheaton, IL

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Student Affairs, Academic Advising, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position: Academic Advisor 1 Location: Wheaton, IL
Job Id: 668 # of Openings: 1 Academic Advisor 1 Job Overview
  • The Academic Advisor works to assist the college in meeting its enrollment and retention goals by providing academic advising services to prospective students, enrolled students and faculty advisors throughout the student progression from pre-admission through graduation.
  • Academic Advisor 1 will report to the Director of Academic Advising.
  • The hours for this position are 40 hours per week, 12 months per year.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Model the Statement of Faith and Community Covenant with colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and appropriate external constituencies.
  • Exhibit a welcoming demeanor, function as a team player who is able to work independently while providing excellent customer service to the student population and as well as visitors.
  • Utilize the college SIS system (Banner) and various other college software programs (e.g. Degree Works) to advise students regarding graduation progression, general education program requirements, and transfer credit options with particular emphasis on Christ at the Core general education requirement options.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Provost and the Registrar’s Office evaluate and articulate transfer credit and assist prospective students with academic questions.
  • Make professional judgments and assessments based on experience, policy and procedure for students and faculty regarding academic policy and advocacy issues.
  • Intervene and refer students to resources throughout the college community as needed, especially the Counseling Center and Learning & Accessibility Services.
  • Collaborate with faculty major advisors to provide a full picture plan for student success and degree completion.
  • Collaborate with the Admissions Office to communicate the college’s mission and programs effectively with campus visitors and prospective students.
  • Assist in refining policies and plans of service for the Advising Center including a team approach for advising new and continuing students.
  • Make effective use of time and caseload through appointment scheduling software and caseload management techniques.
  • In collaboration with the Admissions, Student Care, and Learning & Accessibility Services Offices, this position will assist in tracking and providing added attention and advising for first- generation college students, undeclared students, students receiving ADA accommodations and students on Academic Warning or Probation.
  • Plan and implement first-year student advising and registration.
  • Serve as a liaison between students and academic departments.
  • Provide information, reports and studies as requested by the Assistant Provost.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in higher education in an Advising Services Office, Registrar’s Office, Enrollment Management or Student Development employment setting.
  • High capacity with management of details, team oriented, strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Ability to manage numerous details in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong experience with word processing, e-mail and internet applications, Microsoft Office Suite, data-entry and database functions. Experience with Banner Student Information System and Degree Works software is a plus.
Physical Requirements The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 10 pounds. FLSA Status - Exempt As a Christ-centered community, Wheaton College faculty and staff must affirm the College’s Statement of Faith as expressing their own theological convictions and agree to live by the moral standards in Wheaton’s Community Covenant, modeling these commitments for the Christian formation of our students. Wheaton College faculty and staff also support the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment which highlights our desire to treat all individuals as equal image-bearers of Jesus Christ through diversity, inclusion, justice and unity. Updated (June, 2021)


Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in the Chicago area. Established in 1860 in Wheaton, Illinois, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education, and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and 18 graduate degrees in various fields of study.

Located 25 miles west of Chicago, IL, Wheaton College, founded in 1860, is a four year private, residential, academically rigorous interdenominational Christian liberal arts College that “serves Jesus Christ and advances His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts and graduate programs that educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide.”

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