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Academic Advisor

Categories: North Central Region 6


Academic Advising Center, Office of the Provost


University of Iowa

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Position Description

The Academic Advising Center (AAC) welcomes applications for an Academic Advisorfrom individuals who genuinely like undergraduate students (especially first-year students) and want to play an important role in their college experience.  AAC advisors work primarily in individual, in-person meetings that focus on the student’s development, academic success, and progress toward academic goals.

Under direction of the Center’s administrative team, AAC advisors advise and proactively reach out to a caseload of undergraduate students.  A typical caseload includes Open majors (students who have not chosen a major) and students who are exploring a transition to a different major, as well as first-year students who have declared a major in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (e.g., Biology, English, Psychology), students who are pursuing admission to a selective undergraduate college or major within the University (e.g., Pre-Business, Nursing Interest), and students who are preparing to apply to a post-baccalaureate professional program (e.g., Pre-Medicine, Pre-Law).  Though most work is done in individual meetings with students, AAC advisors also participate in recruitment and retention programming, programs, and initiatives.  AAC advisors are active in their own professional development and contribute to the continuing development of the Advising Center through committee work and through work with academic departments and other campus offices.  Because of their broad window on the undergraduate student experience at the University, AAC advisors also have the opportunity and responsibility to identify and report circumstances that may adversely impact students’ academic progress.


  • Student Growth, Development and Success:  Assist students in identifying their interests, abilities, and academic goals and in making decisions regarding their academic career. Introduce students to opportunities that will enrich their academic experience, facilitate their academic and personal development, and support their educational success. Teach students how to manage the college experience, navigate the University, make informed decisions, and assume responsibility for their academic success. Identify and assist struggling or at-risk students. Make appropriate referrals.

  • Academic Planning:  Acquire and develop the communication and interpersonal skills necessary for effective advising of students. Acquire and develop knowledge of relevant academic programs, policies, procedures, and resources. Advise students regarding departmental, collegiate, and University policies and procedures; programs of study; and the development of appropriate academic plans. Monitor student progress. Write letters of recommendation and letters of support for student appeals. Maintain records of student advising sessions..

  • Advocacy from the Advising Perspective: Identify and report circumstances that may adversely impact students' academic progress.

  • Student Recruitment and Retention: Participate in recruitment and retention programming, programs, and initiatives.

  • Strategic Staffing and Professional Development: Participate in and provide feedback on training and professional development activities. May participate in recruitment and hiring activities.

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Emily Anne E Kleinmeyer -
Prov-Prov Office Admin
1111N UCC


Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Reasonable experience (typically 1-3 years) in college teaching or academic advising at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Other related experience working directly with undergraduate students in an academic setting.