Job Positions

Academic Advisor, Actuarial Science Program

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5




University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted:

Jul 28 2021 12:32PM

Close Date:

Aug 25 2021

Position Description

This position, under the guidance of the Director of the Actuarial Science Program, serves as the primary advisor to Undergraduate students in the program, provide counsel to Undergraduate students regarding professional and career options, and assists with recruitment to the Actuarial Science program.


• Provide academic advising for all undergraduate Actuarial Science majors (approximately 300 students).
• Field questions from students and parents about the Actuarial Science Program.
• Check freshman midterm grades and apply advising holds as needed.
• Provide expert advice on Actuarial Science exams, internships and careers.
• Serve as a liaison and internal resource between the Director, faculty, staff, students, Actuarial Science Club and other campus units (i.e. Office of Admissions, Registered Student Organization Office, etc.) as well as off campus visitors.

Assessment and Program Development:
• Monitor and assist in management of Actuarial Science and Risk Management courses and student registration in cooperation with the Academic Program Specialist.
• Assist in research and reporting of information using student date and industry trends in cooperation with the Academic Program Specialist.
• Assist in the management of undergraduate specific scholarship programs.

Outreach, Recruiting, and Marketing:
• Create content for the Actuarial Science newsletter and other promotional materials as it is related to the undergraduate program and student organization.
• Assist in planning Actuarial Science Program events as they relate to undergraduate students.
• Represent the Actuarial Science Program at meetings with corporate affiliates to discuss research and training opportunities for undergraduate students.
• Assist in recruiting of undergraduate students and outreach activities on behalf of the department. Meet with families during Orange & Blue Days and Admitted Student Days; provide a presentation or a Q&A with families of prospective or admitted students. Organize and train a group of undergraduates to represent the department at special events. Other duties as assigned to further the mission of the Unit.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at, directly apply to our position and upload your cover letter and resume by August 11, 2021. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

Institution Information

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Additional Information

Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability and commitment to working with culturally diverse groups; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; proficiency in Microsoft Office, Banner software and website software; ability to assume responsibility and to work independently with minimum guidance; ability to work harmoniously with a wide range of constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, and the public; and working knowledge of undergraduate academic program policy and procedures.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-6747. For further information on this specific position please contact Emily Lange at


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or another quantitative field. Two years’ of professional work experience in the insurance, financial services industries or in academia, including proven track record of at least one years’ experience in mentoring of students and/or junior professionals, or of advising or teaching at the college or university level.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or another quantitative field. Professional credentials in actuarial science or risk management.