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Academic Advisor for School of Health Sciences

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Bloomington, IN
Categories: Academic Advising/Academic Support

General Description of Position: Provide developmental academic advising for new and continuing students in the School of Health Sciences using a case management approach. Assist students in defining personal and academic career goals, interpreting and understanding placement scores, program curriculum and pre-requisites, and developing basic skills to register for courses, as appropriate. The Academic Advisor will refer students to appropriate internal and external resources that foster student success.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to student development and success through advocacy, positive attitude, adaptability, approachability, problem-solving, and support
  • Demonstrate developmental academic advising that assists students in clarifying personal and academic career goals through the use of appropriate student development, human development, and student learning theories
  • Assist students in interpreting and understanding placement scores, program curricula, and pre-requisites, etc.
  • Assist students in gaining a basic understanding of the College's registration process and processes that need to be completed prior to the beginning of each semester
  • Maintain current knowledge of the institution's academic programs, curriculum, practices and academic and student policies
  • Coordinate with other Student Affairs and Academic Affairs areas to ensure accuracy of advising materials distributed to students, faculty, and staff
  • Possess a working knowledge of the various types of student financial assistance programs
  • Manage academic advising caseload in a manner that promotes retention, persistence, and student success through proactive interactions and interventions
  • Assist students in the development of an Individualized Academic Plan
  • Monitor student progress through regular meetings, communications, interventions, assessments, and data collection
  • Maintain academic advising records in compliance with College and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with students, faculty, and staff
  • Utilize a communication plan to engage the college community in the academic advising process
  • Engage in behaviors that create an inclusive environment in which all people are valued, supported, and respected
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities and professional organizations, as well as college-wide committees, etc.
  • The above list of duties should not be contrasted as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects.  
  • Must possess excellent “people” skills including working successfully with diverse populations, including (but not limited to) college and school personnel, teachers and prospective students. 
  • Must possess skills and experience in public speaking.
  • Previous computer experience is necessary. 
Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of one to two years of relevant experience demonstrating leadership qualities preferred.
Other Requirements:


Work Hours:

Monday through Thursday 9AM-6PM and Friday 8AM-5PM. During peak times work hours are permitted to change when necessary. Occasional Saturday hours to accommodate special registration events.

Remote work available with on-campus presence

Salary: $37,000-$40,000
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