Elmhurst University welcomes applications for an Academic Advisor,
a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Director, Office
of Advising, housed in Academic Affairs. The Academic Advisor works
directly with undergraduate students to support a diverse student
population at a recently designated Hispanic-Serving Institution
that uses a blended advising model. The position assists the
Director and Assistant Director in developing and implementing
advising programming and activities to offer holistic advising
informed by evidence-based practices to enhance student success,
retention and graduation rates.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Support undergraduate students and faculty advisors.
- Provide holistic advising to students by engaging in
evidence-based practices that uphold NACADA’s statement of core
values—respect, inclusivity, professionalism, empowerment,
commitment, and caring.
- Assist students with course selection and degree requirements,
including completion of the Elmhurst Integrated Curriculum; inform
students about academic policies; make students aware of
high-impact practices (e.g., study away, internships, undergraduate
research, etc.); discuss transfer credit; articulate academic
majors and career interest equivalencies; monitor students’
academic records; explain academic standing; and refer students to
campus resources for additional assistance.
- Document student interactions in Navigate, including
maintaining and recording advising appointments, submitting notes
and responding to student requests for assistance.
- Communicate and build relationships with students and faculty
in person, by phone, e-mail, Navigate or other forms of
communication to answer questions and requests for
- Cultivate relationships with campus partners, including Student
Affairs and the Office of Equity & Inclusion, to collaborate on
inclusive and equitable practices to support student success,
including participating in First-Year Seminar ( FYS ) and fostering
a transfer-friendly environment.
- Assist the Director and Assistant Director in ongoing Office of
Advising responsibilities and programming, including Advising &
Registration days, workshops, and event planning.
- Assist the Director and Assistant Director in reviewing the
portal, website, and program handbooks for accuracy and updates and
creating advising resources (e.g., major checklists, pathways,
etc.) in collaboration with the School Deans, program directors and
- Participate in professional development through NACADA
(National Academic Advising Association), ILACADA (Illinois
Academic Advising Association), and other professional
organizations to foster continuous growth and development as an
- Serve as a resource of preferred advising practices for faculty
and other advisors across the university.
- Serve on committees/working groups as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Experience advising or mentoring undergraduate students, or
similar transferable experience.
- Familiar with learning and study strategies.
- Ability to effectively engage with postsecondary students of
diverse ages and backgrounds.
- Analytical, problem-solving, team-building and
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in
student success and a proven ability to work with a diverse group
of students, staff, and faculty.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
- Master’s degree.
- 2-4 years academic advising experience within higher education
(or related experience).
- Experience working in EAB Navigate, Ellucian Colleague, and
- Member of the National Academic Advising Association ( NACADA )
and ILACADA (Illinois Academic Advising Association).
Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather
conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to
10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force
frequently/constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move
objects. Duties are expected to be performed onsite with extended
hours in January and June.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and
email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional
Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher
education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional
preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst
University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 20 graduate
programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the
acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults
with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the
Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World
Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazine’s consistently
rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher
Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical
component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our
commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher
learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst
University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal
employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard
to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status,
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