Job academic counselor in Columbus, IN at Indiana University

Job Details

Company Logo Logo
Company Indiana University
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Bloomington, IN
Industry Colleges & Universities
Sector Education
Salary 65666 - 42159 USD per ANNUAL
Job Location Columbus, IN

Job Description

Department


IUPUC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (IN-CUNC-IUINA)

Department Information


Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC), continues to deliver high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs aligned with and responsive to regional educational needs since 1970. IUPUC is located in Columbus, Indiana, and offers academic programs to students who reside in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Ripley, Shelby, and other counties in southern Indiana.

We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students' academic experience and to enrich our campus community. Employees must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status.

Job Summary


The Division of University College currently has an Academic Advisor opportunity available. This role is crucial for teaching students to explore their intellectual interests, to assess their abilities, and to plan a program of study tailored to preparing each student for their academic and career goals.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing academic and developmental advising for undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Develops and implements strategies and interventions that are designed to enhance the performance, retention, and graduation rate of students and that support the educational mission of the university.
  • Assists students in making informed decisions about a choice of major and potential career path.
  • Informs students of any relevant IU Policies related to academic progress, enrollment, and graduation.

General Responsibilities

  • Provides academic counseling for students pursuing or considering majors, minors, or certificates. Guides students in planning their course of study in concert with the departments' curricular requirements; explains curriculum requirements and school and campus policies.
  • Meets with students in groups and one-on-one to guide students in academic programs that will meet their educational needs and the requirements of their chosen major, minor, and/or certificate.
  • Assists students in making informed decisions about a choice of major and potential career or graduate school direction; helps students to assess their interests, values, and academic skills and to understand these in relation to major choice and potential future career/graduate school options.
  • Teaches students how to navigate university systems, academic processes, and policies; empowers student accountability in academic decisions about courses, career direction, and long-term plans; and provides guidance on avenues for increased involvement as an IU student and in the IU community.
  • Refers students to appropriate campus resources, such as academic support resources, placement programs, internship and overseas study opportunities, etc.
  • Tracks and monitors students' academic progress, reviews and maintains confidential student records to ensure that students meet requirements and to document advising discussions, and communicates this information in a timely manner to students and to appropriate academic offices when necessary.
  • Represents the advising function as a presenter at campus meetings and recruiting functions; assists in developing written advising materials for use in student events.
  • Researches, recommends, or creates best practices for unit or campus initiatives, projects, processes, or programs and may provide guidance to other Academic Advisors.
  • Roles above the Core career level may include expanded duties and leadership and/or higher expectations of performance in line with the campus advising ecosystem.

Qualifications


EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.

Preferred

  • Master's degree in related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 2 years in student affairs, teaching, academic advising, or related field.

Preferred

  • Experience in a student-focused, higher education environment is highly desired.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

SKILLS

Required

  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
  • Uses and learns new technology proficiently and changes practices with changing technology.
  • Meet Best Practices and National Standards for Academic Advising.
  • Understands and meets FERPA requirements.

Working Conditions / Demands


This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location


Columbus, Indiana

Benefits Overview


For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification


Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Student Services

Job Family: Academic Advising

Click here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.

Posting Disclaimer


This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

Equal Employment Opportunity


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, 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.

Campus Safety and Security


The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.

Contact Us


Request Support
Telephone: 812-856-1234

Job Location

Columbus, IN

Apply Here