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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Undergraduate Academic Advising


DePaul University

Date Posted:

Nov. 7, 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.

Reporting to the Associate Director of the Office for Academic Advising Support, the Academic Advisor primarily assists undeclared and exploratory undergraduate students in exploring majors. The Advisor assists students in clarifying their interests, skills, and goals and in selecting academic options that coincide. In addition, the Advisor facilitates presentations and workshops on topics related to choosing a major and educational planning. Along with the Associate Director, Director, and other advising staff, the Advisor works cooperatively with college offices, university departments and programs, the Career Center, DePaul Central, and other university offices, as needed.


Perform core advising responsibilities:

  • Providing guidance on academic pathways.
  • Participating in orientation of and meeting with new students.
  • Monitoring progress to degree completion.
  • Working with students to address academic concerns.
  • Helping students interpret and apply academic policies.
  • Referring students to additional resources.
  • Communicating with faculty and other offices.
  • Appropriately documenting interactions.

Administrative functions:

  • Collaborate on, design, and present workshops and programs with various university offices including Office of Admission and Career Center.
  • Serve on appropriate university committees related to advising.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required.

Application Process

In order to be considered for this position, you MUST apply at this link:

Institution Information

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Additional Information

Salary & Benefits Package: DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. 

Required Background Check: Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Contact Information

Angela Crowley, 312-362-6855,


Required Qualifications

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3+ years of experience working directly with students in a university setting, may be substituted for: Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or related area.

Other Skills & Abilities Required: 

  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must have public speaking experience and ability to present to large audiences.
  • Must have excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Should have demonstrated knowledge of developmental advising and how to effectively facilitate this process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Experience working with first year students and/or undeclared and exploratory students.