Graduate Academic Advisor

Chicago, Cook County
Jun 02, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
The Graduate Academic Advisor is responsible for completing a needs assessment of the University's graduate student academic advising to develop a comprehensive analysis of current advising and student needs. The advisor will be expected to make recommendations based upon these findings for what the design of a professional graduate advising staff would encompass. The Graduate Academic Advisor will work closely with the Director of Academic Advising in this analysis and development.

Works with University faculty in each college to systematically evaluate the current system of graduate advising; Uses surveys and other data collection and research methods to analyze graduate student satisfaction with advising services and evaluate student needs; Works with other University administrative units including Enrollment, Admissions, and the Registrar’s Office to analyze current processes that lead to student departure or complaints and evaluate areas for improved services; Produces a comprehensive evaluation of graduate academic advising and recommendations for the design and implementation of a professional graduate advising center; Serves as point of contact for graduate students who contact the UAAC with questions concerning who their advisor is or need immediate assistance with finding a campus resource; Advises prospective MAT program students in the registration of NLU FOCUS courses to complete deficiencies; Assists visiting Graduate Students with the course registration process; Participates in Academic Advising Center events and workshops.

1 – 2 years academic advising or counseling experience.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred in related field
Knowledge of student and adult development theories and current trends in academic and student affairs
Word processing skills, database management, spreadsheets and web forms and Banner
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Ability to travel between Chicagoland campuses