Academic Advisor - Master's
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

Posted in Education and Training


Job Info


Department

ARTS & SCIENCES; DEAN (BL-ARSD-IUBLA)

Department Information

Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences (The College) is the oldest and largest degree granting school on the Bloomington campus and includes three schools (the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, the Media School; the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design) and 80 academic departments and programs spanning the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural and mathematical sciences. Students in the College are served by world-renowned faculty and skilled and talented staff and administrators.

We are a team of professional academic advisors and administrators dedicated to providing support and expert guidance to undergraduate students in the College of Arts + Sciences. College advisors are typically located in the departments for which they advise and work closely with faculty and staff in those departments. Advisors also partner with the College's Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Walter Center for Career Achievement, and the College's Undergraduate Recruiting Office. We are part of a wider community of academic advisors on campus and beyond. We subscribe to NACADA's four "Pillars of Academic Advising" and embrace opportunities for continuous personal and professional growth.

The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its educational mission. For the full diversity statement, click here.

Job Summary

The person in this role will provide academic advising for a diverse community of students pursuing or considering undergraduate majors, minors or certificates in the College of Arts and Sciences.

General Responsibilities

  • Provides academic counseling for students pursuing or considering majors, minors, or certificates. Guides students in planning their course of study in concert with the departments' curricular requirements; explains curriculum requirements and school and campus policies.
  • Meets with students in groups and one-on-one to guide students in academic programs that will meet their educational needs and the requirements of their chosen major, minor, and/or certificate.
  • Assists students in making informed decisions about a choice of major and potential career or graduate school direction; helps students to assess their interests, values, and academic skills and to understand these in relation to major choice and potential future career/graduate school options.
  • Teaches students how to navigate university systems, academic processes, and policies; empowers student accountability in academic decisions about courses, career direction, and long-term plans; and provides guidance on avenues for increased involvement as an IU student and in the IU community.
  • Refers students to appropriate campus resources, such as academic support resources, placement programs, internship and overseas study opportunities, etc.
  • Tracks and monitors students' academic progress, reviews and maintains confidential student records to ensure that students meet requirements and to document advising discussions, and communicates this information in a timely manner to students and to appropriate academic offices when necessary.
  • Represents the advising function as a presenter at campus meetings and recruiting functions; assists in developing written advising materials for use in student events.
  • Researches, recommends, or creates best practices for unit or campus initiatives, projects, processes, or programs and may provide guidance to other Academic Advisors.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required
  • Master's degree in a related field.
WORK EXPERIENCE

Required
  • 2 years in student affairs, teaching, academic advising, or a related field.
Preferred
  • 3 years in student affairs, teaching, academic advising, or a related field.
  • Experience in a student-focused, higher education environment is highly desired.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

SKILLS

Required
  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
  • Uses and learns new technology proficiently and changes practices with changing technology.
  • Meet Best Practices and National Standards for Academic Advising.
  • Understands and meets FERPA requirements.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$42,000 per year

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Student Services

Job Family: Academic Advising

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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