Job Positions

Academic Advisor I (10981)

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Arts and Sciences


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Date Posted:

Jul 24 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

August 20, 2020

Position Description

The Academic Advisor provides advisement services to students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to a mission of intellectual transformation for our students in which they explore a rich tapestry of ideas, experiences, and people. The College fulfills this mission with our exceptional teacher-scholars providing innovative experiential learning opportunities and excellent degree programs, in addition to the outstanding liberal arts and sciences foundation for undergraduate students across the University. The College promotes scholarly and creative activity, community engagement and public service, and cultural and art programming, all of the finest quality. This position is a current Administrative/Professional vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time (50% or more) employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.


These services include a variety of daily task and duties such as:
-Approve the academic program of study for students.
-Provide academic guidance and assistance for students through short-term and long-term academic planning, course recommendations based on the academic program of study, and appropriate solutions for enhancing student academic progress.
-Disseminate accurate, current curricular information about the academic programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, including major and minor requirements, transfer credit evaluation of new and continuing students, and degree audits for graduating students.
-Assist students in progression toward the appropriate degree by identifying options to satisfy degree requirements, including recommendations for amendments or petitions to a student's academic program of study.
-Perform administrative tasks which support advising duties and the progression of the student toward graduation such as maintain and manage appropriate academic records.
-Provide students with appropriate university resources to foster academic and student success. Additionally, the Academic Advisor will provide assistance with recruitment efforts and events in the College of Arts and Sciences (Preview SIUE, Transfer Visit Days, etc.) and meet with prospective students about the academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as provide proactive advising to support university retention initiatives. The selected candidate will support all of the educational policies of SIUE and the College of Arts and Sciences, and help students understand academic and university policies and procedures. The professional responsibilities of this position may necessitate evening hours and occasional weekend hours. Additional duties in support of the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences may be assigned from time to time.

Application Process

Apply online:
Click the “Apply for Position” button at the top of the job description page. This will prompt you to access your existing HireTouch account orcreate a new account, only create a new account if you have NEVER done so previously. After logging in or completing your new profile, you can then complete the required SIUE application documents for each individual position.

Candidates must upload and attach the following documentation to their application package in SIUE’s HireTouch system:
-Cover Letter
-Unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE. All candidates must provide transcripts for educational qualification verification and/or course work assessment.
-List of at least three professional references with current contact information. When uploading your required documents, please ensure you attach them to the correct position using the drop-down box. Failure to follow this step may keep Hiring Managers from reviewing your materials. Applicants also need to complete the full Administrative / Professional application forms package located under the Applicant Profile box in HireTouch. Incomplete application packages will result in a delay of review and/or non-review. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

Institution Information

SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 14,000. Learn more at

Additional Information


Contact Information

Applications MUST be submitted online. For application questions, you may contact: Jen Oates-Blair


Required Qualifications

-Master's degree in an Arts & Sciences discipline, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, or closely related field.
-Knowledge of college student development, academic advising theory, and the college environment.
-Knowledge of student support services available to college students.
-Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and personal rapport with diverse populations.
-Ability to demonstrate administrative and organizational skills.
-Ability to use computerized student information systems (Banner, PeopleSoft, Datatel, etc) and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

-Practical knowledge of college student development theory.
-Minimum of two years working within a college/university setting, either as graduate assistant or full-time professional.
-Minimum of one year working full-time in the field of academic advising, or a related position.
-Knowledge of or experience with Arts and Communication disciplines (Applied Communication Studies, Art & Design, Mass Communications, Music, Theater & Dance).
-Understand and adhere to the mission, vision and strategic goals of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).