Job Positions

Academic Adviser

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

Dean of Students in the College

Institution:

University of Chicago

Date Posted:

Dec 9 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Feb 9 2020
 

Position Description

Academic Advising Oversees the academic progress of students and advises students with academic difficulties. May apply counseling to students in need academically or personally. Responds to queries about students from faculty, parents, and staff. P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Duties

Unit-Specific Responsibilities
Direct Student Contact responsibilities represent 70% of the work performed:
1) Oversee the academic programs of a group of undergraduate students.
2) Monitor students’ progress towards completion of their degrees.
3) Help students resolve problems, refer students to campus resources, and be knowledgeable about the curriculum, study abroad programs, internships, campus jobs, student activities, graduate school, and career planning.
4) Understand and interpret University policies and deadlines and be able to access information through various electronic student-systems databases.
5) Keep records of students’ degree programs and make notes on student interactions.
6) Employ counseling skills for dealing with troubled students and be able to establish good working relationships with a diverse student population.
7) Meet with and advise students during the summer months to support course selection for autumn courses.
8) Assist senior staff members with summer pre-registration processes, summer placement exams, accreditation exams, online advising materials, and orientation week preparation.
Interaction with Housing responsibilities represent 10% of the work performed:
9) One meal at the house tables per week; once a week walk-in hours in the Residence Halls; two additional points of engagement with the housing community per quarter. Administrative Task responsibilities represent 15% of the work performed:
10) Document and process special approvals to students’ degree programs as necessary.
11) Handle and process student petitions as needed.
12) Run lists and queries for various administrative tasks.
13) Respond in a timely manner to student, staff, faculty, and parent emails and phone calls.
Curricular and Operation Functions responsibilities represent 5% of the work performed:
14) Participate in staff development trainings and weekly meetings.
15) Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments and update staff on developments to majors and minors.
16) Serve when called upon as a liaison to other campus partners.
17) Complete other projects and tasks as assigned.

Unit-Preferred Competencies
1) Strong verbal and written communication skills including excellent editing/proofreading ability in English.
2) Handle multiple concurrent projects in a competent and professional manner while also managing details and meeting deadlines.
3) Work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, individually, or in concert with other offices and campus partners.
4) Work autonomously, taking initiative and without detailed instructions.
5) Maintain confidentiality/discretion at all times.
6) Handle stressful situations.
7) Critical thinking skills.
8) Problem solving skills.
9) Decision making skills.
10) Reasoning skills.
11) Attention to detail.

Working Conditions
1) Office environment.
2) Some evening and weekend work.
3) Fast-paced environment.
4) Sit at a computer for 4-6 hours.
5) Periodic walking to other campus locations.
6) Climbing up to 5 flights of stairs.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field. Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Application Process

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Academic-Adviser-1_JR06812

Institution Information

The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world. We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. To learn more about the university click here http://www.uchicago.edu/

Additional Information

Contact Information

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Academic-Adviser-1_JR06812

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications Education
1) Bachelor’s degree. Experience 1) Minimally (2) years professional work experience in higher education.
2) Specialized knowledge of college student development and event planning.

Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Proficiency in Mac and PC environments.
2) Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and online organizational tools.
3) Familiarity with Adobe graphic design/web development environments.

Required Documents
1) Cover letter, which is to include your interest in this position
2) Resume
3) Reference Contact Information
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications Education
1) Bachelor’s degree.
Experience
1) Minimally (2) years professional work experience in higher education.
2) Specialized knowledge of college student development and event planning.

Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Proficiency in Mac and PC environments.
2) Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and online organizational tools.
3) Familiarity with Adobe graphic design/web development environments.

Required Documents
1) Cover letter, which is to include your interest in this position
2) Resume
3) Reference Contact Information
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.