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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


School of Public and Environmental Affairs


Indiana University - Bloomington

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Position Description

SPEA seeks knowledgeable Academic Advising professionals who promote holistic advising. SPEA has an Academic Advising promotional structure in place and individuals with collegiate level advising experience who can demonstrate increasingly higher levels of professional advising experience will be considered based on level of expertise.


The essential function of the academic advisor is to complement the work of faculty, staff, and administrators by creating a comprehensive learning experience for Indiana University students. The academic advisor is an educator, using an array of advising tools that identifies the curriculum, pedagogy, and defined learning outcomes and reinforces and supports student academic success and retention.Responsibilities for this position include advising undergraduate SPEA students by assisting them in understanding and meeting their academic goals. The advisor will communicate regularly with students and assist in academic planning; interpret school policies and procedures; explain degree requirements, course sequencing and major requirements; and suggest academic and professional development resources and document in electronic student files. The Advisor will establish rapport with students and communicate with assigned advisees. Additional responsibilities include participation in Summer Orientation Advising as needed, summer and winter registration for new students, and various SPEA Undergraduate Programs Office events and programs, and developing, updating, and revising SPEA Advising forms and publications. The Advisor will be assigned other duties. Examples of these duties include but are not limited to: liaisoning with other campus offices such as Hudson & Holland, the Hutton Honors College, serving as a member of the academic action committee, coordinate online Launch, update/edit curriculum tab sheet information, and may participate as an ex officio member of a faculty curriculum committee or other school committee.

Application Information

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter at by November 2, 2017.

Institution Information

Created in 1972, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Bloomington is a professional school with nearly 100 full-time faculty members and 80 full-time staff members serving 2,100 undergraduate students. SPEA’s mission is to build a better world by helping people solve complex problems at the crossroads of policy, management, and science. SPEA promotes sound decisions, well-managed organizations, just and healthy societies, and a sustainable environment through education, scholarship, and civic engagement. SPEA gives students the knowledge and skills to have a significant impact in diverse settings around the globe.

Additional Information

Must be willing to work flexible hours to accommodate student needs and events related to SPEA Undergraduate Programs.This position requires a high level of mental effort with a focus on detail. Must be able to exercise mental effort at a fast pace for up to eight hours a day and work at a computer for extended periods of time.

Contact Information

Please direct any questions to Anita Herbertz, 812-856-2300 or by email at


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education, counseling or related field and two years of advising experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal including a customer service orientation and ability to effectively and tactfully interact and communicate with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills including ability to adjust priorities and adapt to an ever-changing curriculum environment.

  • Superior judgement and discretion and proven ability to work with confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of collegiate academic advising experience; knowledge of student development theory; basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and email; familiarity with IUIS environment; knowledge of university, college and/or departmental undergraduate degree requirements.