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Academic Advisor

Benedictine University
Lisle, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2023

Academic Advisor

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Title: Academic Advisor

Department: Advising Center

Reports to: Director of Advising

Status: Full-Time, Benefit Eligible

Location: Lisle Campus

Position Summary: The Academic Advisor, in collaboration with faculty members, will provide comprehensive academic guidance to undergraduate students through the functions of academic advisement to assist with retention and graduation.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

1. Provide quality academic advising services for students within the standards set by the University’s Statement on Academic Advising. Demonstrate knowledge of the University’s General Education curriculum and major requirements, while assisting students in developing an academic plan.

2. Collaborate with faculty and Advising Center colleagues to become knowledgeable of overall program requirements for all traditional undergraduate majors. Assist with the creation of educational materials and presentations for students to help them understand the program and general education requirements

3. Responsible for various retention efforts and reporting of data which includes but is not limited to outreach to students who have various holds (academic & financial) or who are not registered in a timely manner.

4. Serve as an alternate Academic Advisor in the event another academic advisor is unavailable.

Other Functions:
1. Handle change of major requests. This may include a re-evaluation of transfer credit.
2. Provide updates once registration has commenced for students who have not yet registered for the term.
3. Collaborate with the other college advisors to create and update advising resources, programs and website updates.
4. Conduct exit or leave of absence interviews. Responsible for continued connection with students on leave to ensure a smooth transition back to the University.
5. Collaborate with other departments (Financial Aid, Athletics, Academic Success Center, Career Center) to assist with the retention and success of students.
6. Represent the department at University events.
7. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of work experience in an advising role at the college level.

Specific Skills: Microsoft Office experience is necessary. Clear communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a collaborative environment are required.

Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: N/A

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. Use of computer screen, phone and customer service. May require bending, or sitting for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The following of campus specific guidelines for pandemic protocols are required.

Travel (If applicable): N/A

Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): No

Working Conditions: Normal office conditions. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

Training: As a University employee you are required to complete all University-specific and/or OSHA-related training to fulfill your job duties. Specific training will be conducted online or in person. Employees must complete all trainings required by Benedictine University.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The following of campus specific guidelines for pandemic protocols are required.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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