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Academic Advisor II

Categories: North Central Region 6


Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


Iowa State University

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Position Description

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Academic Advisor II who will advise undergraduate Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) and Industrial Technology (I-Tec) students in all academic matters including curricular requirements, degree audits, policies, and procedures; generate, maintain, and use academic records; participate in summer orientation; and assist in planning, developing, and teaching orientation and program planning courses. This position will plan, coordinate, develop, and teach orientation/freshman level Learning Community courses for ABE students; write reference letters and facilitate the identification and placement of students in full-time, internship, and co-op employment; and plan and/or participate in recruiting and retention activities.

The successful candidate must function effectively both independently and with the advising team. The candidate will have the ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals in which represent all areas across campus including a large student population. The candidate must be able to make and justify decision choices to students and other stakeholders and will possess strong leadership skills along with the ability to communicate effectively in forms of writing, presentation and public speaking. Lastly, it will be necessary for the candidate to have the ability to maintain confidentiality on matters which may involve faculty, staff, and/or students.

All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.



Application Process

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 36,000 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.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Additional Information

Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Gretchen Mosher,


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and additional related experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with learning communities.

  • Experience advising students.

  • Demonstrated understanding of higher education, knowledge of undergraduate curriculum (engineering and/or technology curriculum) matters, and familiarity with career opportunities.