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Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Borra College of Health Sciences


Dominican University

Date Posted:

Oct 18 2021 2:54PM

Close Date:

Dec 18 2021

Position Description

The Borra College of Health Sciences (BCHS) is seeking applicants for the newly created position of a college-based Health Sciences Academic Advisor. The academic advisor will provide comprehensive academic guidance to students interested in pursuing health science degrees in BCHS in collaboration with college faculty advisors. The position is located and supervised within the college. The successful applicant will provide academic advisement, retention, and recruitment support to current and incoming students in BCHS programs working closely with programs within the college and with centralized university advising. Information about the college and its program can be found at


Essential Job Responsibilities:
Provide advising support for incoming transfer and current students in the Borra College of Health Science utilizing best practices of academic advising. The advisor will demonstrate knowledge of the University’s general education curriculum, major requirements in developing an academic plan and utilize professional communication and records practices. Collaborate with BCHS faculty to be knowledgeable of the overall program requirements for each of the undergraduate majors within the college. Maintain a caseload of students who intend to pursue a major within BCHS but have not yet met the prerequisites as well as those students who have had recently changed their BCHS major. The advisor will also monitor progress toward degree completion and retention at the university for these students. Demonstrate effective retention practices which includes, but is not limited to, outreach to students, communication with programs, and university resources and delivery of other workshops or programs. Collaborate with the Associate Dean and other university offices to develop, coordinate and implement comprehensive support and retention efforts based upon data analysis. Create/support awareness events and campaigns that include programming, event planning, and resources for advising, registration, and program success. Participate in college and university events and initiatives related to the advising, recruitment, and retention of BCHS majors Other Functions: Provide resources to BCHS majors including program information, assistance with registration, career planning, and student activities. Work collaboratively with other university student support departments and BCHS college administration to coordinate and provide quality academic advising resources and information to BCHS students. Interact with campus visitors and students to provide information about BCHS programs and services, which may include university orientation and welcome events. Utilize technology effectively for advising and retention roles, including progress toward program completion Serve as an alternate academic advisor in the event the faculty advisor is not available Perform other duties as assigned

Application Process

To Apply: All applicants must apply online at Please provide cover letter and resume, including a list of at least three professional references.

Institution Information

The programs within the Borra College of Health Sciences (BCHS) at Dominican University work to address the academic and professional needs of students in health-related fields by expanding educational and professional opportunities for a new generation of students. We are committed to reflecting the university’s mission of preparing students to pursue truth and give compassionate service. BCHS is home to the Elizabeth T. MacNeil School of Nursing, the departments of Nutrition Science, Physician Assistant Studies, and the Department of Health, Wellness and Medical Studies. One of the top priorities of the college is to provide strong support services to our students in academic advising and retention of our undergraduate students. Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of over 3,100 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 50% of undergraduates first generation in college, 67% female, 51% Hispanic of Any Race, and 7% Black/African American. Dominican University’s mission, in part, is to prepare students to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. Toward that end, the university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. For more information about Dominican University, see Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Additional Information


Contact Information Dominican University, River Forest, IL


Required Qualifications

The following qualifications are required unless otherwise stated:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health-related, STEM, education, counseling, or related field
At least 2 years of experience with academic advising, career counseling, and/or student support services Fluency in Spanish is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work effectively across academic disciplines and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including both oral and written skills. Strong organizational skills. Significant intercultural acumen and ability to work with diverse populations. Creativity and commitment to program initiatives. Knowledge of retention strategies and technologies to support and improve student success. A background screening is required.

Preferred Qualifications