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Student Success Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


University College


Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

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Position Description

The Student Success Advisor provides academic and career advising to undergraduate University College students, within the exploratory cluster. Review student records to inform advising for academic progress, course recommendations, career planning, and resource referrals. Collaborate with team to develop special programming and resources to meet unique cluster needs. Provide support to at-risk students. Meet with students by appointments and drop-in, through individual and group formats. Participate in First Year Seminars as part of the instructional team. Participate in New Student Orientation, committees and task forces as assigned. Assist in the development of a comprehensive program to facilitate the retention of 21st Century Scholars including outreach, counseling, and academic supports.


  • Work as part of a team to provide individual and group integrated academic and career advising to undergraduate University College students, within a specific major cluster or within the exploratory cluster. Advise and guide students through the STEP decision making process: Self focus, Target options, Explore options, Plan for academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Engage students in goal setting processes designed to clarify major declaration, plans of study, admission to degree granting school of choice, and career preparation and planning.
  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and management of programs to support 21st Century Scholars including the coordination and assessment of all components for the 21st Century Scholars Peer Mentoring Program. Work to asses and develop learning outcomes for program. Assist students with academic concerns, scholarship eligibility, and financial aid acquisition. Manage communication efforts and student database. Train and inform Student Success Advisors on program updates.
  • Collaborate with Summer Bridge and First Year Seminar instructional teams to provide in-class presentations, workshops and resources that align with course objectives. Collaborate with cluster team to provide workshops for orientation procedures, admission to an academic school, reinstatement, career planning, and other types of workshops that may be needed to assist students. Work with faculty, staff, and mentors to provide support to at-risk students. Facilitate student use of the various campus support services and resources.
  • Review, prepare, and maintain student records. Utilize technology and various early alert systems to monitor student progress and make appropriate recommendations. Maintain communications with assigned advisees and cluster teammates.
  • Assist cluster team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, procedures, programs, events, and resources related to student success. Actively participate on various committees as requested. Represent University College at local, state, and national meetings or conferences as requested.

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Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree and 1 year of experience in advising, teaching, or counseling; or Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited institution and 3 years of experience in advising, teaching, or counseling.

  • Must have computer skills, counseling skills, program development skills, understanding of college student success with particular attention to first generation students and students from diverse backgrounds.

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