One full-time academic advising position is available in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This position works in the Department of Health and Human Physiology working with majors in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health Studies, and Human Physiology. CLAS academic advisors are vital members of the departments they serve and a foundation of student success. They are degree specialists for their disciplines and college, student advocates, and active supporters of diversity, equity and inclusion. They meet individually with students to promote and support student retention, timely graduation, scholarship and leadership. They provide extra guidance and outreach to students who experience challenges that may impact academic success and participate in retention and graduation initiates. CLAS advisors also welcome and advise transfer students at orientation and assist them in transitioning to the UI.
Advisors collaborate with their departments and college to enrich the undergraduate career. Advisors engage students in career exploration and preparation, personal and professional development, and advance the goal of a welcoming campus climate. Advisors strive to help each student have a meaningful and transformative college experience. CLAS advisors collaborate and support each other through cross-training, programming, and staff development. They also serve on advising committees that work collectively to enhance the advising experience. Advisors participate in weekly and monthly developmental and community-oriented activities within the College, as well as participate in Commencement each fall and spring. CLAS advisors connect students with faculty for specialized advising and mentoring; track student academic progress; and keep and maintain confidential student records. They coordinate evaluation of transfer credit for domestic and international course work; represent the departments and College at campus meetings, participate in recruitment programs and assist with enrollment management. Advisors develop written materials for handouts and on the web. They participate on, and bring an advising-based perspective to, departmental committees concerning curriculum, policies and procedures. Senior advisors provide assessments and recommendations to the departments concerning student issues and needs, course scheduling, curriculum needs, and on obstacles students encounter that interfere with timely graduation.
* Advise undergraduate majors on departmental, collegiate and University policies and procedures. Monitor completion of General Education Program requirements and advise students on selection of courses that satisfy the requirements. Advise and monitor student progress regarding major requirements and on the development of appropriate academic plans. * Keep notes on advising sessions, create and store individual plans of study in the major using MAUI notes and maintain student confidentiality. * Advise students on the use of elective credit that may be in other departments, and on courses and requirements for minors, certificates and other academic programs that may enhance their major. * Assist students who are considering changing their major. Provide check of graduation requirements for seniors ready to graduate to ensure student records are accurate. * Coordinate or facilitate exceptions to department policies and procedures concerning transfer courses, study abroad courses or major requirements. * Evaluate transcripts for applicability of transfer credit to the major. * Assign new advisees to faculty advisors and execute advisor changes and track changes. * Assist in the development and implementation of departmental goals. * Compile statistical reports and maintain appropriate files and records. * Update, analyze and disseminate information about changes in majors, UI policies and procedures to students, colleagues, faculty, departments, colleges and the Office of the Provost.
* A Master's degree in a core liberal arts and sciences discipline or higher education student services administration, or a combination of education and experience. * Experience in academic advising, counseling, college or high school student services offices or teaching at the undergraduate level (typically a minimum of 1-3 years). Typically 3 or more years of experience working directly with undergraduate students as an academic advisor advising for major and university graduation requirements or in a related student services position for 3 years in which the primary responsibility in the position consists of one-on-one meetings with students concerning their educational experience. Experience managing an advising or related student services caseload of 150 or more students for a minimum of 2 semesters. * Demonstrated ability to create, participate in, and/or implement programming for student success and retention. * Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion issues and demonstrated participation in events, readings, trainings, workshops, conferences, or courses that focus on improving or increasing diversity, equity and inclusion within the campus community or in the general community. * Demonstrated proficiency with oral and written communication in an educational setting, especially in discussing sensitive situations that may include negotiation, empathy and diplomacy. * Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and social media and Excel. * Extensive interpersonal skills, including the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and meet deadlines while maintaining a professional demeanor. * Extensive experience maintaining confidentiality, especially regarding student records.
* A master's degree in a liberal arts and sciences discipline or in higher education student services administration is preferred. * Undergraduate or master's degree in Health and Human Physiology or a related science major is preferred for the position in Health and Human Physiology. * Experience working as a full-time professional academic advisor for undergraduate students at a public or private college/university for a minimum of 1 year. * Knowledge of University of Iowa policies and procedures are desirable.
* Familiarity with undergraduate academic policies and practices. * Experience teaching in a liberal arts and sciences core discipline, career course or college transition course. * Active participation and engagement in activities, groups, courses, or organizations that include a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. * Demonstrated leadership and/or participation in retention and student success activities.
* 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. 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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