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Senior Academic Advisor

Iowa City, IA

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The University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), has openings for two caring Senior Academic Advisors who enjoy working with young adult students and are dedicated to student success. CLAS advisors provide one-on-one academic advising and guidance  to students pursuing, or considering, an undergraduate major or minor in one of two groupings:  Cinema, Theatre, Dance, Music or for History, Religious Studies and Philosophy.  

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Providing one-on-one academic advising and guidance for success to students pursuing, or considering, an undergraduate major or minor in one of two groupings:  departments of Cinema, Music, Dance and Theatre; or for the departments of History, Religious Studies and Philosophy. 

  • Advising students on major and degree requirements, assist in creating a plan of study based on academic and career goals, and encourage participation in opportunities that can enhance collegiate and career success.

  • Providing mentoring, guidance and outreach to students who experience challenges and issues that may impact academic success. 

  • Creating, coordinating and participating in student success and retention initiatives. 

  • Advising and welcoming transfer students at orientation and assist them in transitioning to the UI. 

  • Coordinating faculty advising within the departments, connecting students with faculty for specialized advising and mentoring; tracking student academic progress; keeping and maintaining confidential student records. 

  • Being acquainted with and referring students to campus resources, such as academic support services, internship and study abroad opportunities, and career services.

  • Coordinating evaluation of transfer credit for domestic and international course work; representing the departments and College at campus meetings and participating in recruitment programs and initiatives; assisting in developing written materials for handouts and online.

  • Participating on, and bringing an advising-based perspective to, departmental committees concerning curriculum, interdisciplinary majors and scholarships.

  • Providing assessments and recommendations to the departments concerning student issues, including scheduling, curricular, or obstacles students encounter that interfere with timely graduation.

  • Collaborating with the Career Center on internship initiatives.

  • Collaborating with professional advisors on programming, staff development and training. 

  • Participating in weekly and monthly developmental and community-building activities within the College.

  • Participating in Commencement and other duties as assigned.

For additional job details and to apply, please visit and access requisition #71086.

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. 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. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Posted 05/12/17

Job ID: 21895098