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Academic Advisor II

Categories: North Central Region 6


College of Design Administration


Iowa State University

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Position Description

The College of Design (COD) at Iowa State University is accepting applications for an Academic Advisor II. Primary responsibilities include; directing the Global Design Connection (GDC) learning community, providing support for International Students in the college in a variety of areas including, academic and social-emotional; assist with programming efforts with the College of Design’s Multicultural Liason Officer (MLO); advising a group of first-year undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Design’s core design program; participating in prospective student visits. In addition, the Advisor will become familiar with international opportunities offered by the College of Design and provide general study abroad advising and outreach to students in coordination with the Director of International Programs. This position will require consistent and frequent collaboration with the International Students and Scholars office (ISSO) in all aspects of working with international students.

The successful candidate will be able to effectively communicate verbally, visually, and in writing; have excellent computer skills; and strong interpersonal and intercultural skills. The candidate will also possess knowledge of student development, the ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and the ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals. Moreover, the candidate will work to inspire and nurture a climate of inclusiveness, collegiality, shared responsibility, and shared accomplishment.



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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.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISUis responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

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Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or training working cross culturally.

  • Experience with international students and educational best practices, and study abroad coordination duties.