Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
The Academic Advisor supports learning by
fostering a culture of empowerment by promoting goal-setting,
responsibility, and accountability. Staff members serving in this
role will engage in a variety of activities designed to achieve,
maintain, and improve student success and retention and provide
students with access to the information and resources necessary for
the attainment of academic success, professional development, and
personal goals. S/he will engage students with compassion by
providing an encouraging and supportive environment for students to
share their goals, concerns, and interests.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Possess a strong understanding of requirements and policies as
stated in the University Catalog including, but not limited to,
information on general education, university requirements, major
requirements and academic policies and procedures.
Review academic transcripts, placement exams, and student files
in preparation for student appointments and new student
Deliver presentations and advise students on course selection
during new student orientation.
Conduct individual academic advising sessions and small group
sessions with new and continuing students.
Provide students with the resources to become knowledgeable
about, and comfortable with, the online registration process.
Proactively communicate information to students that is
relevant to their academic success.
Demonstrate expertise in WebAdvisor and Colleague.
Assist students in confirming major/minor selection in support
of their educational and professional interests and goals.
Intentionally focus on moving students toward increased
independence by the conclusion of the first college year.
Assist students through the process of vocational discernment
by discussing their strengths, values, and interests and
encouraging vocational exploration
Listen to, advocate on behalf of, and build positive working
relationships with students.
Build positive working relationships with parents, as
Strategically mentor at-risk students.
Refer students to appropriate university resources.
Establish and maintain relationships with assigned department
chairs to understand and clarify departmental expectations to
assist in maintaining current knowledge of assigned degree
Collaborate with Academic Affairs to review academic materials
for accuracy (e.g. degree audits, academic catalog, online
resources) and provide feedback regarding course offerings.
Collaborate with university departments (registrar, student
accounts, financial aid, admission, athletics, etc.) to help
facilitate student retention and academic progress.
Essential Job Requirements:
- Full-time, professional experience in higher education or
related field required.
- Strong communication skills.
- Must be detail-oriented.
- Knowledge of student data and communication systems.
- Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff,
students and parents.
- Flexibility with evening and Saturday work hours.
- Ability to use a computer terminal.
- Ability to move about campus.
- Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send
resume with cover letter and contact information for three
references including name, telephone and email address.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.