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  • Academic Advisor, University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)

    Duties / Responsibilities

    Academic Advising:
    Educate students regarding requirements of the majors, minor and certificates in the School of MCB through individual conferences and group meetings. Assist and consult with students about course expectations and academic performance. Support diversity in all aspects of the educational experience.

    Career Advising:
    Provide career development coaching and guidance to undergraduates in our majors. Support students as they investigate and determine their vocational goals. Assist and consult with students for developing skills needed to be the best possible candidate for employment, graduate school and professional school.

    Student Engagement:
    Assist with recruiting, orienting and welcoming new students to the School of MCB. Plan, host and advertise special programs and workshops to aid in the education and success of continuing students. Assist with convocation for School of MCB graduates. Foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the School of MCB.

    Maintain accurate and timely records of all interactions with students. Attend School and College meetings as required. Foster positive collegial relationships among students, staff, and faculty.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree in biological science or related field or Bachelor's Degree in education with substantial knowledge of biology, chemistry, or biochemistry. Training or demonstrated experience in advising, teaching, or counseling in a college or university setting.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's Degree in biological science, higher education, or related fields. At least one year of professional experience in advising, student services, counseling, or teaching in a college or university setting. Training in diversity, equity and inclusion with an understanding of the needs of students from underrepresented backgrounds. Experience and proficiency with common video editing applications. Experience and proficiency in creation and editing of web sites. Experience working with undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or other large public university.

    Successful candidates will have exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and ability to articulate the value of diversity and inclusivity. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues both within and across units. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and manage multiple tasks and priorities. Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with culturally diverse groups. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Highly proficient with commonly employed software, databases and web applications. Knowledge or previous experience with BANNER and DARS.

    This position is a 100% full time, twelve month, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Starting date is as soon as possible. To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information by July 5, 2022. Interviews may begin prior to close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until the search closes. For further information about this position, please contact