Job Positions

R6119/Academic Adviser I /II

Categories: North Central Region 6


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Iowa State University

Date Posted:

Sep 2 2021 2:36PM

Close Date:

Sept 16 2021

Position Description

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Student Academic Services at Iowa State University is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Academic Adviser I /II to advise a diverse group of students. Academic advisors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences report to LAS Student Academic Services and advise students in assigned departments. It is possible that these departments may change over time depending on student enrollment. Responsibilities include providing professional academic advising services to current or potential students and their families related to programs of study, career exploration, class registration, academic standing, campus engagement, and student success; contributing to program leadership by identifying unique college and departmental partnerships that support pre-professional student retention; engaging in program support by facilitating orientation course, selecting and training peer mentors, and executing community building and exploration focused events and acting as an advocate and referral agent by connecting students with campus resources and high impact practices. A successful candidate will bring a student-centered, equity lens to advising and have a preference for collaboration. The candidate will have experience advising or counseling diverse populations in one-on-one and group settings. The duties of this position require excellent communication, organizational, leadership, and time management skills.


• Advises students concerning degree planning, academic support services, academic policy issues, graduation requirements, degree certification, degree auditing, etc.
• Assists students in making personal education decisions and meeting graduation requirements including course selections.
• Refers students to appropriate resources such as counseling, academic success, financial aid, etc.
• Interprets academic policies and procedures to support student success.
• Teaches orientation courses.
• Presents at orientation or other events.
• Participates in recruitment activities.
• Advises learning communities.
• Advises student organizations.
• May supervise students.

Application Process

online at:

Institution Information

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Additional Information

General ISU compensation information can be found here:

Contact Information

email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in higher education, counseling, or education or liberal arts
Experience working with or advising or counseling students
Experience working with diverse populations
Experience with educational technology platforms (Canvas, Angel, Noodle, Blackboard, note taking/appt software EAB Royal, virtual Zoom, WebEx)
Experience developing partnerships with stakeholders