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Program Advisor #3970

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5



College of Health and Human Sciences


Northern Illinois University

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Position Description
Primary responsibilities of this position include advising undergraduate students in the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) and monitoring academic success and timely progression to degree completion for assigned professional program(s). This position serves as subject matter specialist on academic course content for accredited programs, degree and licensure requirements, and academic policies.

Additional responsibilities include monitoring licensure changes and professional standards and recommending curricular updates to maintain compliance with applicable accreditation requirements. Also, this position is responsible for admitted students, and students in transition, in the assigned professional program (from freshman through senior year) and monitoring student success markers from orientation to degree completion for internal and external accreditation reports. This position requires the application of theory (i.e. student development, career development, and counseling) to the practice of academic counseling, student career success, and retention programming. This position requires collaboration with faculty, staff, administration, and professional organization contacts, both on and off-campus.

Application Process

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Additional Information
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Must be able to read and respond to student emails. Must be able to talk with students on the phone and in person. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.M-F, 8-4:30. Some weekend and evenings may be required.

Contact Information
Chris Doe, HR Assistant Manager, NIU,



Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of academic advising related experience in higher education in a field related to a discipline in the College of Health and Human ScienceORMaster’s degree and 1 year of professional experience in higher education, educational leadership, student personnel, or academic advising

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education, academic or career counseling, a related field or in a specialization inherent to the hiring unit.
Two years of professional work experience with undergraduate students in a university setting in student development or academic counseling.
Previous academic advising or counseling experience in a university setting especially with freshmen and sophomore students in CHHS majors or complementary fields.
Excellent organizational, administrative, oral and written skills, interpersonal communication skills, and applied computer skills.
Experience as a team player with academic staff and faculty.Working knowledge of various database and software packages to enter, track, and maintain student information.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to work in a diverse environment.
Knowledge/understanding of diversity issues and trends in higher education.