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Academic Advisor

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Illinois State University
Location
Normal, Illinois

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Job No: 513560
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Academic Advisor

Employee Classification: Academic Advisor

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Applied Science and Technology

Department: Technology

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Academic Advisor in the Department of Technology makes course recommendations and gives academic advice to all assigned students, across six unique program areas, so that they may progress successfully through their academic careers at Illinois State University. The Advisor must provide accurate and realistic academic information and support to an assigned caseload. The Advisor must accurately interpret and relay academic policies and requirements, including general education (ISU's general education or the Illinois Articulation Initiative), as well as major/minor plans of study. The Academic Advisor is expected to have specialized knowledge about Technology majors in addition to a familiarity with university policies and procedures. The Academic Advisor reports directly to the Department Chairperson.

Additional Information

The Academic Advisor must work without considerable supervision to effectively execute the goals and services of the Department of Technology. These goals and services are determined by the Department Chairperson in coordination with faculty. Regular meetings and regular contact with Chairperson are expected to execute the goals of the TEC department. The Academic Advisor's performance is reviewed formally on an annual basis by the TEC Chairperson, as required by Human Resources. Informal feedback is given through regular communications throughout the year.
The Department of Technology serves approximately 600 majors in six undergraduate degree programs and three graduate sequences of study, with approximately 20 faculty members, five staff members, and various numbers of graduate assistants and student employees.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree.
2. Professional advising experience or demonstrated equivalent in directly related field.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
4. Ability to multi-task and produce quality work under deadlines; organizational skills; detail-oriented; accurate record keeper; flexibility in a changing administrative model.
5. Ability to quickly develop an understanding of six unique majors.
6. Ability to work with diverse populations of students, peers, and public.
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to make effective public presentations and communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
8. Working knowledge of basic office software (word processing, e-mail systems, spreadsheets, student information systems, databases, etc.)
9. Ability to work independently, but also work cooperatively with faculty and staff with a learner-centered and service-oriented philosophy.
10. Evidence of a positive professional demeanor that contributes to a positive and fulfilling work environment.
11. Evidence of understanding of the issues facing today's college students as it impacts their academic choices.
12. Valid driver's license

Desired Qualifications

1. Master's degree, preferably in Technology, Education, College Student Personnel, or related field.
2. Experience with Student Information Systems, Technology, and ISU curricular policies and procedures.
3. Advising experience in a complex department with multiple disciplines, preferably in areas related to Technology.

Work Hours

Office setting. The core work hours of this position are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Position occasionally requires work beyond regular office hours.

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Remain at a workstation for extended periods
2. Move about in various locations on and off campus as needed to complete day-to-day work
3. Effectively communicate on a daily basis

Proposed Starting Date

May 2022

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package

Required Applicant Documents

Resume / C.V.
Cover Letter
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.

Contact Information for Applicants

Cindy Wert
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 05/02/2022 09:00 AM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled


Organization

About

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Serving more than 20,000 students, our six colleges offer 178 undergraduate majors, 77 minors, 102 master’s programs, 18 doctoral degrees, and 42 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Illinois State University is committed to and accountable for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our mission.

Vision

Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:

  • Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
  • Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
  • Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens

Mission

We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.

Values

Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship

Illinois State University works with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Faculty members embrace a balanced teacher–scholar model that values their contributions as teachers (facilitators of learning) and scholars (creators and discoverers of knowledge and information). 

Individualized Attention

Illinois State University provides a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Innovative curricular and cocurricular programs, strong student-faculty-staff connections, and superior student services focus on each student as an individual. The University fosters academic and personal growth, recognizes unique educational aspirations, and acknowledges that each faculty and staff member is integral to student success.

Diversity

Illinois State University affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. The University supports a diverse faculty and staff who mentor a diverse student population. The University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to participate in a global society.

Integrity

Illinois State University promotes an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Leadership of the University is characterized by stability, adherence to shared values, collaborative decision making, and accountable stewardship of all university resources. Members of the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements, always enhancing their contribution to Illinois State University and building on prior accomplishments. Teaching and learning, including research and creative activities, are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.

Civic Engagement

Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. The University partners with business, industry, government, and educational entities providing leadership in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives; expanding service and outreach; and enhancing financial support for instructional, scholarly, and service activities.

Illinois State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and anti-harassment. Illinois State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, order of protection, gender identity and expression, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, unfavorable military discharge, or status as a veteran in employment, educational programs and activities, or admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed by contacting the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access by email at [email protected], by calling (309) 438-3383, or by mail at Illinois State University, Campus Box 1280, Normal, IL 61790.

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Telephone
309-438-8311
Location
Campus Box 1300
Illinois State University
Normal
Illinois
61790
United States
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