Job Positions

Program Academic Adviser

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Institution:

Northern Illinois University

Date Posted:

May 3 2021 10:15AM

Close Date:

May 30 2021
 

Position Description

This position requires interaction with faculty, staff, and administration both on and off campus to maintain and enhance student support services. The position will provide advising to all CEET majors who have not passed the designated academic success markers within a primary department, but will also be expected to maintain an in-depth knowledge of all Engineering and Engineering Technology departments so as to provide flexibility within the Central Advising Office. The position will have minimal responsibilities of advising at the junior or senior level, which will generally be overseen by faculty. The position will ensure students are provided information and accessibility to the college and university resources needed to be successful. This person must have excellent verbal, written, and public relation skills. This person must have knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Office applications, OnBase, and MyNIU.

Duties

Primary responsibilities of this position includes the day-to-day operation of the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology (CEET) Central Advising Office, including counseling and advising undergraduate majors and minors, and assisting with all orientation programs, NIU Open Houses, and other college and university events. This position requires interaction with faculty, staff, and administration both on and off campus to maintain and enhance student support services. The position will provide advising to all CEET majors who have not passed the designated academic success markers within a primary department, but will also be expected to maintain an in-depth knowledge of all Engineering and Engineering Technology departments so as to provide flexibility within the Central Advising Office. The position will have minimal responsibilities of advising at the junior or senior level, which will generally be overseen by faculty. The position will ensure students are provided information and accessibility to the college and university resources needed to be successful.

Application Process

Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts. After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position. Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from jobs@niu.edu and CivilServiceTesting@niu.edu. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication. We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address, and phone numbers. The information you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future. The Civil Service examination for this classification is a Credentials Assessment, and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview. Once this position has been filled, all names will be removed from the employment register in accordance with State Universities Civil Service System rule 250.60(h)(10). If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination. Click on Program Advisor for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements. Please click Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University’s benefits package. Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Institution Information

Northern Illinois University's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach. The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world. In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we value and practice: Curiosity and creativity. We provide our students active learning experiences. We champion innovation. We commit our resources to supporting students, faculty and staff in their research, artistry and professional development. Equity and inclusion. We seek and are strengthened by the diverse perspectives and experiences of our university community members. We use an inclusive decision-making process. We appreciate and respect every member of our community. Ethics and integrity. We prepare our students to become global leaders who work to build a better society. We model ethical behavior in and out of the classroom. We are transparent and accountable to our stakeholders. Service and stewardship. We serve society and confront local, national and global challenges through collaborations that improve our learning, teaching and research. We make accessible the knowledge and resources we create. We promote our students' success through advising and mentoring. niu.edu

Additional Information

Please apply for this position here: https://employment.niu.edu/postings/56497

Contact Information

jobs@niu.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
1. Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of academic advising related experience in higher education or in Engineering or STEM disciplines OR Master’s degree with 1 year of professional experience in higher education, leadership, student personnel, academic advising in Engineering or STEM disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in any discipline
2. Prior experience with advising, counseling or teaching undergraduate students in Engineering or STEM disciplines.
3. Ability to apply student development theory to functional advising concepts, practices and methods.
4. Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and off-campus assignments based on critical advising cycles.