Academic Advisor

UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford, IL

Rockford, IL

ID: 7062339
Posted: November 14, 2019
Application Deadline: November 29, 2019

Job Description


The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford, IL seeks a gregarious, motivated, experienced full-time Academic Advisor for the Rockford Regional Pharmacy Program. We strive to maximize the academic experience and student achievement, promote accountability between student and advisor, facilitate our student’s understanding and identification with the College and University, with the expectation that in turn, they will reach their career objectives as well as contributors to the health and well-being of the community they serve.

This position provides academic, career and personal counseling to current professional pharmacy students, develops and implements academic, career and student affairs programs involving outreach to both internal and external constituencies, including prospective and admitted students, alumni and community agencies. The selected individual will counsel / advise students on academic, career and personal issues, individual academic and career goals such as elective course selection, financial aid and scholarship choices as needed; refer students to counseling and services provided by other campus support units and more.

The Academic Advisor will identify educational and career options appropriate for each student and assist students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals; provide specialized academic advising, resume review and personal counseling to students from diverse backgrounds and cultural differences to guide the student to graduation. The academic advisor will regularly communicate with faculty and administrators on student/instructor related issues; provide resource referrals for external issues affecting matriculation and collaborate with academic partners, faculty, alumni and other constituents in developing activities that strengthen the student educational experience. In addition, the successful candidate will assist the Office of Student Affairs in the planning and implementation of new student orientation activities, and other related ceremonies, commencements and special events.

The Academic Advisor serves as a member of the college admissions team and will assist in determining any special needs/accommodations in order to best advise and counsel students through classroom and clinical rotation experiences. The advisor supports student organization participation and fosters involvement and attendance at related academic, community, career and professional development; regularly reports to the Director on advising activities, including but not limited to grade audits, probation/dismissals graduation clearance etc. and will engage in outreach activities to both internal and external constituencies of alumni and community agencies promoting recruitment and retention of targeted student populations, and develop relationships with feeder schools. Some travel by car to educational sites, and occasional evenings and weekends are expected mostly around previously scheduled events.

Minimum Qualifications include the following:
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Health Professions or related area strongly preferred
• A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in higher education setting, advising, counseling or related experience required
• Strong knowledge of student development and academic programming. Working knowledge of university/college academic and financial aid policies, academic admissions and records policies and procedures preferred
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Ability to work with diverse populations with the ability to demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to socio-ethnic and cultural communication styles
• Demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Blackboard

Interested applicants must submit a complete application package through the university online application system. The application package should include a cover letter of interest, resume/cv, and enter the names and contact information of three professional references directly into the application. The application can be found at the following website: Review of applications will begin immediately, however for fullest consideration, completed applications should be submitted by Friday, November 29, 2019.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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