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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Group Scholars Program


Indiana University - Bloomington

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Position Description



  • Provides academic advising, programming, and monitoring of degree completion for Groups Scholars that are first generation underrepresented students from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.
  • Assists students with their college transition including understanding Indiana University educational system and assimilating to the Bloomington campus environment. Identifies internal and external opportunities that support academic growth.
  • Facilitates student’s academic success through individual conferences and referral to appropriate personal or academic support services.
  • Maintains accurate records and generates reports.
  • Collaborates with students, staff, faculty, parents, and others.
  • Provides a good understanding of university policy and procedures, federal and state regulations, and grant and scholarship provisions, as well as ensures compliance.

Application Information

Institution Information

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Additional Information

$36,504 - $42,000

Contact Information

Groups Scholars Program 
Indiana University Bloomington
750 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Maxwell Hall 200
Bloomington, IN 47405


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and two years of experience in student advising, counseling, or educational programming.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

  • Must have exceptionally strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong ability to advise, counsel and guide students toward academic success and graduation.

  • Ability to function well in a diverse work and service environment with an underrepresented student population with a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

  • Possess excellent planning and organizing skills, sound judgment, and decision making abilities.

  • Ability to solve a variety of problems, whether academic, project management, programming, training, counseling, advising, personal or health issues, or other related student concerns.

  • Ability to maintain confidential information on an as need to know basis.

  • Able to work collaboratively and build excellent rapport among colleagues and others.

  • Must have practical application and experience with database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software, as well as other applications required for data organization and analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a higher education setting.