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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


School of Public and Environmental Affairs


Indiana University

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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. Details of the position are as follows:

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.

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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.

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Required Qualifications

  • REQUIRED: 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 IUISenvironment;
  • knowledge of university, college and/or departmental undergraduate degree requirements.