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Administrative & Professional Staff Position FY14-71
February 18, 2014 

Position Title
Academic Advisor

Hiring Unit
School of Business

Job Description
The Academic Advisor general duties include:  meets with students and prospective students to provide accurate, current curricular information on undergraduate and select graduate programs, assists in short-term and long-term academic program planning, refer students to other support services/units on campus and provides assistance in regard to program changes (class drops and adds and major changes) and career plans; assists in recruitment and retention efforts for undergraduate and graduate programs; performs administrative tasks which support the advising duties and the progression of the student toward graduation.  Additional duties in support of the mission of the School of Business may be assigned from time to time.   The above statements of this job description describe general duties performed by employees assigned to this position.  They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position.  Employees may be assigned other duties and essential functions may change or be modified from time to time.  Evening hours are required for this position.  Additional weekend work may be required. 

A Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, business administration, or closely related field is required. Knowledge of college student development, academic advising theory and the college environment is required.  Knowledge of student support services available to college students is required.  Ability to demonstrate good communication skills and personal rapport with diverse populations is required.  Ability to use computerized student information systems and personal computing software is required.  Prefer applicants who have one to four years of experience as an academic advisor. Prefer experience advising in collegiate level business education programs and assisting students with adjusting to college-level expectations.  Candidates who have graduate assistant experience in an area of student affairs will be considered. 

Terms of Appointment
Professional Staff, bargaining, 12-months continuing, July 1 through June 30, 100%.   

Source of Funds

$35,946 per year.  Excellent benefits package included.

Application Process
Submit letter of application, resume, personal philosophy of Academic Advising statement, transcript, and three letters of recommendation to:

     Norris Manning
     Director, Business Student Services
     School of Business, Box 1186
     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Edwardsville, IL  62026 

     Or submit materials via e-mail to: nmannin@siue.edu 

Application Deadline
Preference will be given to applications received by March 18, 2014.  However, the search will continue until the position is filled.


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