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Academic Advisor


University of Illinois
1206 S. Fourth St. 107 Huff Hall
Champaign, IL 61820
United States

Category
Industry
Education
Application Closing Date
6/27/2024
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Pay
From $52,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Job Description

Academic Advisor

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) at the University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement focusing on health and wellness across the lifespan. AHS’ research, teaching, and service programs seek to improve the quality of life of people of all ages and cultures, promote the development of healthy communities, and help people with disabilities live full and independent lives. AHS has nationally recognized units in their fields, and is home to the Departments of Kinesiology and Community Health; Recreation, Sport and Tourism; and Speech and Hearing Science. One of the college’s top priorities is to provide strong academic advising services to its undergraduate students. AHS is looking for a dynamic individual to provide academic advising for undergraduate students enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences major and for undergraduate students who express an interest in enrolling in the program.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide one-on-one advising and career counseling to undergraduate students in the major and monitor progress toward degree completion. Collaborate with College of Applied Health Sciences student programs such as AHS Student Council, I-LEAP and the James Scholar Honors program to support positive student outcomes.

Co-teach the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences orientation course(s) for new students.

Welcome and advise new first-year and transfer students during new student registration programs in the summer and fall, including assisting with course selection and registration.

Assist with the promotion of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences major and provide support for student communication including print and electronic materials; coordinate, support and evaluate students throughout the intercollegiate transfer process.

Assist with college-wide and departmental student events and processing; serve on campus, college, and departmental committees; perform other related duties that further the mission of the college.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Master’s degree in a health-related field, counseling, education, or higher education administration.

At least one year of experience with academic advising, career counseling, or student support services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Required:

o Ability to work effectively across academic disciplines and as part of an advising team.

o Creativity and commitment to program initiatives.

Preferred:

o Experience working with students in a health-related field or academic setting.

o An understanding of the needs and concerns of college students and a passion for working with them.

o Demonstrated strengths include experience in public speaking, strong writing ability, and organizational skills.

o Significant intercultural skills and experience working with diverse populations.

Salary and Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. Minimum salary for this position is $52,000.00. We strive to provide a competitive salary, considering factors such as available market data, internal equity, candidate experience and qualifications, collective bargaining agreements, and budget constraints. The final salary offer will be determined through a thorough assessment of these elements. Work authorization sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information

Applications must be received by June 27, 2024. Apply for this position using the “Apply Now” button in the job posting at http://jobs.illinois.edu. Applications not submitted through http://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered.

For further information about this specific position, please contact AHS HR at ahs-hr@illinois.edu.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon accepting a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.


 
Job Requirements
Required:

Master’s degree in a health-related field, counseling, education, or higher education administration.

At least one year of experience with academic advising, career counseling, or student support services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Required:
o Ability to work effectively across academic disciplines and as part of an advising team.
o Creativity and commitment to program initiatives.

Preferred:
o Experience working with students in a health-related field or academic setting.
o An understanding of the needs and concerns of college students and a passion for working with them.
o Demonstrated strengths include experience in public speaking, strong writing ability, and organizational skills.
o Significant intercultural skills and experience working with diverse populations.
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