University College Academic Advisor
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Carbondale, IL

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University College Academic Advisor
University College
SIU Carbondale

University College Academic Advisor: SIU Carbondale University College is seeking applicants for a University College Academic Advisor position. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of advisors who provide academic advising primarily for first- and second-year students. The population advised includes a significant number of students who are undecided about their majors as well as students who are planning to apply to one of SIU Carbondale's selective programs. University College Academic Advisors provide individual advising, instruct UCOL 101 courses, conduct and participate in workshops and other advising-related programs, and assist with outreach to prospective students, continuing students, faculty, and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include holistic, developmental and strength-based academic advisement involving individual student contacts in order to provide expert guidance in the requirements leading to the baccalaureate degree, and help plan individualized academic programs for each student which impacts their choice of degree program and future career options/opportunities. Advisors will provide students with current and accurate information about the University Core Curriculum requirements, the requirements of all majors and degrees, and SIU Carbondale academic policies and procedures. Advisors must maintain close working relations with all academic units as well as university offices and support services. Advisors will promote a common purpose consistent with stated SIU Carbondale's goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment. In addition, advisors will apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals and successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in the fields of Education, Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Education, or closely related field; at least two (2) years academic advising and counseling at the college level or very closely related activity; strong computing skills including thorough familiarity with MS Word, Excel, database programs (e.g. Banner, CRM tools, etc.), internet and email usage; excellent written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent listening and interviewing skills; experience working collaboratively with diverse university offices and personnel; experience with program assessment, demonstrated awareness and understanding of students from underrepresented groups; commitment to diversity; demonstrated ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies; experience providing quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment; demonstrated professionalism; demonstrated skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received in the office of First-Year Advisement by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on Friday, March 14, 2014.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application detailing qualifications; a detailed resume outlining related work experience; and the names, telephone numbers, and postal and email addresses for three (3) professional references that can support the applicant's qualifications. Send to:

UCOL Academic Advisor Screening Committee
First-Year Advisement
Mail Code 4711
Student Services 110
1263 Lincoln Drive
SIU Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

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S IU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a
diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and
will receive consideration.

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