Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition


University of Illinois Chicago

Date Posted:

Sep 4 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

September 23, 2019

Position Description

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition in the College of Applied Health Sciences seeks an Academic Advisor to provide academic advising to the department’s undergraduate kinesiology student population.


• Monitor academic progress of students to determine satisfactory progress toward degree completion
• Meet with students to assess and advise on academic and career goals by assisting in the course planning process, discussing career interests and related skills, providing information on pre-health admissions requirements, making recommendations on industry certifications, referring to campus resources, assisting with exploration of extracurricular involvement, etc.
• Maintain and verify official student files
• Evaluate and verify transfer transcripts from other academic institutions for equivalencies and application to degree program
• Serve on committees to make decisions regarding admissions, academic probation, dismissal and degree status
• Interpret and explain college and university policies and procedures
• Assist in recruitment of prospective students
• Assist in the retention of continuing students specifically those on academic probation
• Help identify potential barriers to student success and make appropriate referrals
• Gather and prepare various reports as requested
• Participate in and lead internal and external recruitment events and initiatives
• Provide feedback and input on curricular changes and updates
• Perform other related duties and participate in specific programs as assigned

Application Process

Please submit an application, resume, cover letter and the names of three professional references. Candidates should submit their materials by the closing date of September 23, 2019. All applications must be submitted through the online application system. To apply, click on the following link:

Institution Information

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Emily Jordan


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education or administration preferred. A minimum of three years’ experience in higher education academic advising is required with five+ years experience preferred. Knowledge of university academic policies and requirements, academic records, college entrance procedures and available student resources required. Demonstrated knowledge of advising techniques and philosophies, working collaboratively with team members, and ability to manage academic processes with high attention to detail, clear communication, and efficient organization required. Ability to speak/present in front of large groups of students/prospective students with passion and impact, excellent writing and analytical skills, and passion for student success required. Experience with student data bases and degree audit systems preferred.