ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks qualified applicants for the Assistant Director of Academic Resource Center for the College of Engineering.
The primary goal of Assistant Director of the Academic Resource Center is to guide the academic and educational development and success of our students.
The Assistant Director is responsible for assuring student academic success, growth as an individual, adjustment to college life and independence, and ultimately graduation, by maintaining an academic advising caseload and verifying and evaluating official student academic records. Meets with students, primarily by appointment, to provide academic guidance and assistance by planning course schedules, recommending courses, determining appropriate educational goals and solutions, helping to choose/switch majors or minors, providing career guidance. Provides guidance and support to students in their transition from high school to college. Interviews and advises students regarding procedures and academic requirements of a specific program or major and has authority to make commitments on behalf of the university. Develops and presents academic information to orientation groups and potential students and family members. Verifies and evaluates official student academic files.
* Monitors academic progress of students; determines eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree; identifies current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring, and counseling) and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance or counseling; communicates academic progress and findings to coaches (for NCAA compliance), financial aid and various administrators and professors. Advises student academically from orientation to graduation.
* Meets with students, by appointment, on a walk-in basis, via group advising, open advising and cohort advising sessions, to assess and advise students on academic and career issues; identifies the educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications; develops an action plan for the student to explore alternative careers and related majors.
* Engages students to ensure successful completion of a degree. Serves as an ambassador to students to help deal with poor grades, changing majors/minors and provides support for students facing academic difficulties. Asks appropriate questions to determine how to best serve the student.
* Evaluates official student records including degree checklist; documents all pertinent student information; updates computerized information system regarding changes to student status.
* Interacts with Faculty members and Directors, especially the Directors of Undergraduate Studies, to gather and provide new information regarding curriculum, student academic difficulties and performance to present a unified message to students.
* Advises students transferring from other academic institutions on transfer articulation and determines how courses taken at other institutions, including online courses, will transfer to UIC. Evaluates and verifies transfer transcripts from other academic institutions for equivalencies and application to degree program.
* Interprets and explains college and university policies and procedures; participates in preparation of new student orientation and presents academic information to interested students and family members during preview days and recruitment events. Serves as policy expert for the college.
The successful candidate will be a highly creative self-starter who understands and believes in the mission of an urban public university. Other qualifications include:
* Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or a related field.
* Demonstrated work experience in student/academic advising, counseling or other related field preferably in an institution of higher learning.
* Excellent communication, organization, presentation and computer/pc skills are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, along with other related software.
The University of Illinois has a long history of outstanding engineering education and research. The UIC College of Engineering continues this tradition with excellent undergraduate and graduate programs in six academic departments: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Materials Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Additional information about the College may be found at engineering.uic.edu.
For fullest consideration, please apply by January 19, 2018.
To apply, please click the following link for HIRETOUCH, the online application system: jobs.uic.edu
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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.