Senior Academic Advisor - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Salary: 44000.00 - 46000.00
Internal Number: 22005913_1668705001
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking a Senior Academic Advisor. This position will primarily serve the Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminology. CLAS academic advisors are integral to the departments they serve and for student success. This person will guide students through the university experience and value and embrace and promote the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Work with students in individual in-person and Zoom meetings focused on academic plans and goals, promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment, and encouraging participation in opportunities and resources that can enhance collegiate and career success.
Collaborate with other student services offices to help students explore and prepare for possible career paths.
Provide guidance and outreach to students who experience challenges and issues that impact academic success and participate in retention and graduation processes and initiates.
Welcome and advise transfer students at orientation and assist them in transitioning to the UI.
Collaborate and support other advisors through cross-training, programming, and staff development.
Serve on committees that work collectively to enhance the advising experience.
Participate in weekly and monthly developmental and community-oriented activities within the College, as well as participate in commencement and recruitment.
For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.
A Master's degree in a core liberal arts and sciences discipline or higher education administration, or a combination of education and experience.
Typically, 2 or more years of experience working directly with undergraduate students as an academic advisor advising for major and graduation requirements or in a related student services position in which the primary responsibility in the position consists of one-on-one meetings with students concerning academic and/or college policies and requirements.
Experience managing an advising or related student services caseload of 100 or more students for a minimum of 2 semesters. Extensive experience maintaining confidentiality.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the capacity to demonstrate positive interpersonal skills and participate as a member of a team and work groups in a constructive manner while appreciating the unique contribution of diverse individuals (i.e., individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status), and the ability to independently prepare and proofread written materials.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Demonstrate participation in education, activities, or organizations that include a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrate working ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, meetings, projects, groups, or activities, and make effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation.
Undergraduate or advanced degree in Sociology, Criminology or Anthropology. Experience working as a full-time professional academic advisor for undergraduate students at a public or private college/university for a minimum of 18 months.
Knowledge of undergraduate academic policies and practices.
Demonstrated leadership and/or participation in retention and student success activities. Working knowledge of student development or counseling theories
Position and Application details:
Please search for Requisition #22005913 at jobs.uiowa.edu. To be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
This position is not eligible for sponsorship for employment authorization. For additional questions, please contact [email protected]
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.