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.
Roles above the Core career level may include expanded duties and leadership and/or higher expectations of performance in line with the campus advising ecosystem.
Specific department responsibilities:
Responsible for providing academic and developmental advising for undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Develops and implements strategies and interventions that are designed to enhance the performance, retention, and graduation rates of students and that support the educational mission of the university.
Teaches students to explore their intellectual interests, to assess their abilities, and to plan a program of study tailored to preparing each student for their academic and career goals.
Assists students in making informed decisions about a choice of major and potential career path. Informs students of relevant IU policies related to academic progress, enrollment, and graduation.
The Academic Advisor reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Success and Operations in the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Master's degree in a related field.
2 years of experience in student affairs, teaching, academic advising, or related field. Previous experience in a student-focused, higher education environment is highly desired.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
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.
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.
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