Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

Advising Center in the College of Nursing and Health Professions

Institution:

University of Southern Indiana

Date Posted:

Mar 2 2021 11:37AM

Close Date:

May 2 2021
 

Position Description

The University of Southern Indiana invites applications for the position of Academic Advisor for the Advising Center in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. This is a full-time administrative position with responsibility for serving as academic advisor to and monitoring the academic progress of students majoring in disciplines in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. The Advising Center seeks a collaborative individual with a dedicated student focus, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a deep knowledge of factors that increase student success.

Duties

The advisor will counsel students regarding their program curriculum and course selection and have ongoing communication with advisees regarding their progress in meeting academic and graduation goals. The advisor may also serve as an initial point of contact for prospective students. The advisor will work closely with faculty in the College. Additionally, the advisor will participate in student development programs, individual and group orientations and advising activities, College information sessions, student recruitment activities, and advisor and faculty development programs.

Application Process

To apply, please follow the directions on the USI Careers Home page (www.usi.edu/jobs) to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include (1) letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) statement of advising philosophy; (4) unofficial transcripts and (5) names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Connie Walker, Search Committee Chair. Official transcripts required at a later stage. Position to begin as soon as possible. For priority consideration, please submit applicant materials by March 21, 2021.

Institution Information

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls over 10,000 dual credit, undergraduate and graduate students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. The University offers study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries, and is host to international students from around the globe. A competitive member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference, USI offers 17 varsity intercollegiate men's and women's sports. Dr. Ronald S. Rochon serves as USI's fourth president.

Additional Information

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.

Contact Information

www.usi.edu/jobs

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Essential Knowledge and Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
• One to three years’ experience working with students in higher education.
• Ability to make decisions independently required.
• Ability to analyze and interpret data required.
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Experience working with a student information system (e.g., BANNER, etc.) preferred.
• Knowledge of microcomputers, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, and electronic mail required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.