Academic Advisor: Distance Education Support
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 11,458 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
APPOINTMENT: September 1, 2015
RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary function of this position is to serve as the academic advisor for students within the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS) degree program and the Interdisciplinary Studies (ISP) degree program. This position requires the flexibility of working with both enrolled and prospective students via telephone, email, mail, and in person
RANK & SALARY: Academic Advisor. Salary negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a diverse population. Illustrate superior written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and time-management skills. Applicant must have skills related to public service or customer service experience. Strong interpersonal skills. Computer proficiency applicable to the position. Professional travel is required including some nights and weekends.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Previous experience in academic advising as well as experience with 2+2 articulation agreements and marketing skills.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
THE DEPARTMENT:The person hired will join the Distance Education Support department which is the administrative office for the BGS and ISP degree programs, which is a division of the School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach (www.wiu.edu/bgs).
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 10 consecutive years and as one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 11,458 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 632 full-time faculty members teach 93 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 21 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 9,935): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,523): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin on August 10th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Jennifer Tibbitts at JL-Tibbitts@wiu.edu.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at email@example.com