Job Positions

Academic Advisor II (11736)

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Educational Outreach


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Date Posted:

Apr 15 2021 9:58AM

Close Date:

May 12 2021

Position Description

The Academic Advisor II will share duties between the Office of Online and Education Outreach (OEO)/Online Student Services (OSS) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Advising Unit. The selected candidate will provide academic advising services to all students in CAS online academic programs and a population of students in CAS traditional academic programs as well as academic advising services to students in non-CAS (OEO, OSS) online academic programs as needed. This position is result of an emergent need for advising support for prospective and continuing students in fully online academic programs. This Advisory position is significantly different from existing Academic Advisor roles due to the nature of service required to successfully recruit and retain post-traditional students. The Academic Advisor II will require the selected candidate to take an “on call” mindset with an openness to working outside of the traditional SIUE office hours and in a highly virtual and flexible manner. The selected candidate will also 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. Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the department. Due to the professional needs of this position, occasional evening and weekend hours maybe required.


Duties for the Academic Advisor II will include but are not limited to:
-Approve the academic program of study for students.
-Provide ongoing course registration for students in fully online academic programs. -Provide innovative 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. -Serve as liaison between Online Student Services, online academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Academic Advising, and the Office of the Registrar.
-Provide assistance with recruitment efforts and events in the both the Office of Online and Education Outreach and College of Arts and Sciences, and meets with prospective students about the online academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Application Process

Interested candidates must apply online at:
Click the “Apply for Position” button at the top of the job description page. This will prompt you to access your existing HireTouch account or create 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.

Institution Information

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. 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 workforce of more than 2,400 individuals coming together to serve our students and the region. Our community, peers and students recognize our momentum and view SIUE as an institution that's raising the bar. Every day, we are researching, sharing knowledge and making a difference in the lives of our students. Join the adventurous minds here at SIUE that are changing the world; explore our employment opportunities today. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit: SIUE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

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Contact Information

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Required Qualifications

-Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Academic Program within the College of Arts and Sciences, or closely related field is required.
-At least three years working full-time in the field of academic advising.
-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, learning management systems, and Microsoft Office software.
-Knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience supporting students in online courses and/or programs.
-Ability to demonstrate how candidate has assisted students with the adjustment to college-level expectations.
-Competency to understand the specific needs of adult/non-traditional students who seek to complete online degree completion programs.