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Senior Academic Advisor

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:


Provide academic advising for current students in the College of Education undergraduate programs at all levels of educational experience upon admission to the College of Education. Duties to include:
Academic Planning


  • Maintain extensive knowledge of relevant academic programs and resources.

  • Develop internal and external advising tools and resources in collaboration with advising staff, faculty, departments, and colleges.

  • Advise students regarding departmental, collegiate, and University policies and procedures.


    Student Growth, Development and Success

    • Develop tools and strategies to meet unit goals and learning outcomes with respect to student growth, development, and success.

    • Coordinate and/or implement advising strategies and programming that facilitate student growth, development, and success.

    • May sit on department committees or represent unit on various campus committees, task forces, or initiatives.

    • May teach courses focused on student success.

    • May collaborate or coordinate student success programming with other offices or external constituencies.

    • May advise student organizations in area of responsibility.


      Advocacy from the Advising Perspective

      • Provide feedback, suggestions, and recommendations to unit administration, and to faculty, departments, and colleges as appropriate, regarding policies and procedures and/or proposed changes.

      • Monitor course offerings and enrollment; provide feedback and make recommendations to unit administration, and to faculty, departments, and colleges as appropriate, regarding course offerings, scheduling, and enrollment management.

      • May participate in departmental decisions about enrollment management.


        Student Recruitment and Retention

        • Provide feedback and offer suggestions to enhance recruitment and retention programs.

        • Develop and deliver programming.

        • Assist with coordination of specific recruitment and/or retention programs.


          Strategic Staffing and Professional Development

          • Assist in training and professional development activities for new and current staff.

          • May participate in staff recruitment and hiring activities.

          • May supervise student employees in specific area of responsibility.


            For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

            The offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are leaders, scholars and innovators in their fields.

            Education Required
            A Master's degree in Education or Student Services or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
            Required Qualifications

            • Experience working directly with undergraduate students in an academic setting. Typically, a minimum of three years' experience
            • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to address the advising needs of students
            • Experience in undergraduate advising
            • Demonstrated understanding of anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion issues and ability to effectively interact with diverse populations
            • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

              Desirable Qualification

              • Public speaking experience

                Application Details:
                In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter 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 check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

                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, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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