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  • Assistant Director, Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis, IN)

    Department Specific Responsibilities

    • Provides guidance and support to students whose goal is to enter graduate or professional school; empowers student accountability in academic decisions about courses, career direction, and long-term plans
    • Oversee the for-credit pre-professional electives including course instruction. Teach pre-professional courses and other credit-bearing experiential opportunities.
    • Plans programs and events that enhance the experiences of pre-professional students, including workshops, information sessions, and the annual Health Professions Fair.

    General Responsibilities

    • Provides academic counseling for students pursuing or considering majors, minors, or certificates. Guides students in planning their course of study in concert with the departments' curricular requirements; explains curriculum requirements and school and campus policies.
    • Meets with students in groups and one-on-one to guide students in academic programs that will meet their educational needs and the requirements of their chosen major, minor, and/or certificate.
    • Assists students in making informed decisions about a choice of major and potential career or graduate school direction; helps students to assess their interests, values, and academic skills and to understand these in relation to major choice and potential future career/graduate school options.
    • Teaches students how to navigate university systems, academic processes, and policies; empowers student accountability in academic decisions about courses, career direction, and long-term plans; and provides guidance on avenues for increased involvement as an IU student and in the IU community.
    • Refers students to appropriate campus resources, such as academic support resources, placement programs, internship and overseas study opportunities, etc.
    • Tracks and monitors students' academic progress, reviews and maintains confidential student records to ensure that students meet requirements and to document advising discussions, and communicates this information in a timely manner to students and to appropriate academic offices when necessary.
    • Represents the advising function as a presenter at campus meetings and recruiting functions; assists in developing written advising materials for use in student events.
    • Researches, recommends, or creates best practices for unit or campus initiatives, projects, processes, or programs and may provide guidance to other Academic Advisors.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master's degree in related field
    • 2 years in student affairs, teaching, academic advising, or related field. Previous experience in a student-focused, higher education environment is highly desired.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 3 years in student affairs, teaching, academic advising, or related field