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Job ID: 158216

Program Academic Adviser
Northern Illinois University


Date Posted May 3, 2021
Title Program Academic Adviser
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department College of Eng & Eng Tech
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Classified Staff
  • Educational Services
    Counseling Services
 
 

Primary Function
This position requires interaction with faculty, staff, and administration both on and off campus to maintain and enhance student support services. The position will provide advising to all CEET majors who have not passed the designated academic success markers within a primary department, but will also be expected to maintain an in-depth knowledge of all Engineering and Engineering Technology departments so as to provide flexibility within the Central Advising Office. The position will have minimal responsibilities of advising at the junior or senior level, which will generally be overseen by faculty. The position will ensure students are provided information and accessibility to the college and university resources needed to be successful. This person must have excellent verbal, written, and public relation skills. This person must have knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Office applications, OnBase, and MyNIU.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
Primary responsibilities of this position includes the day-to-day operation of the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology (CEET) Central Advising Office, including counseling and advising undergraduate majors and minors, and assisting with all orientation programs, NIU
Open Houses, and other college and university events. This position requires interaction with faculty, staff, and administration both on and off campus to maintain and enhance student support services. The position will provide advising to all CEET majors who have not passed the designated academic success markers within a primary department, but will also be expected to maintain an in-depth knowledge of all Engineering and Engineering Technology departments so as to provide flexibility within the Central Advising Office. The position will have minimal responsibilities of advising at the junior or senior level, which will generally be overseen by faculty. The position will ensure students are provided information and accessibility to the college and university resources needed to be successful.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
1. Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of academic advising related experience in higher education or in Engineering or STEM disciplines OR Master’s degree with 1 year of professional experience in higher education, leadership, student personnel, academic advising in Engineering or STEM disciplines.

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)
Education and Experience Preferred
1. Master’s degree in any discipline
2. Prior experience with advising, counseling or teaching undergraduate students in Engineering or STEM disciplines.
3. Ability to apply student development theory to functional advising concepts, practices and methods.
4. Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and off-campus assignments based on critical advising cycles.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.
1. Customer and Personal Service- Knowledge of principals and processes for providing high quality advising services. This includes student needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of student satisfaction.

2. Administration and Management- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in the presentation and delivery of academic programs, strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, recruitment methods, and coordination of people and resources.

3. Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

4. Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weakness of alternative solutions or approaches to problems.

5. Knowledge of education, evaluation and measurement principles, practices, methods and techniques, as well as university policies and procedures.

6. Speaking- Talking to others to convey detailed information effectively; ability to develop a rapport with students.

7. Written Expression- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing soothers will understand.

8. Ability to establish effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff.


 
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