Academic Advisor - First Year Advising Center
Academic Advisor - First Year Advising Center
Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Department: FIRST YEAR ADVISING CENTER
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Oct 5, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
THE DEPARTMENT: The First Year Advising Center (FYAC) is seeking a 12-month academic advisor who is committed to developmental academic advising and assisting first time freshmen students in their transition to college. The advisor reports to the FYAC Director.
• Academic advising is the primary responsibility of this position.
• The individual will be expected to maintain an academic advising caseload of first year freshmen in a variety of majors and those that are still exploring their options.
• Academic Advisors assist students with both academic and personal transition needs including navigating campus processes, financial aid, campus involvement, and resource use.
• The caseload will consist of students entering WIU through our general admission program and students who enter through our Reach program (alternative admission).
• Academic advisors must attend and participate in all registration and orientation events and various events targeting students academic success.
• Additional responsibilities include coordinating outreach activities for academic support initiatives and the identification of populations that would benefit from those services.
RANK & SALARY; Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/
• A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
• Applicants must also have experience performing duties related to guiding students in a higher education setting with academic and personal transition needs through advising or coaching on admissions, academic degree progress and completion, financial aid, campus involvement, resource use, and/or further career or educational goals.
• The candidate must have experience working with emerging student populations and experience developing rapport and providing an inclusive environment when working with students, parents and colleagues.
• The applicant must have experience guiding students through college/university level academic policies and regulations and working within an information technologies system.
• A Master's Degree from an accredited institution in College Student Personal, Psychology, Counseling, or from another degree program that specializes in human growth and development.
• Experience guiding students through WIU's academic policies and regulations and working within an information technologies system is highly preferred.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment.
About WIU (wiu.edu/about/)
Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.
WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (wiu.edu/dei)
Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.
At WIU, we will:
• Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.
• Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
• Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
• Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
• Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
• Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
• Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
• Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.
More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.
More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.
Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
WIU Intercollegiate Athletics (wiu.edu/athletics)
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
APPLICATION: Complete applications must include:
• A letter of application
• Current curriculum vita or resume
• The names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three current professional references
• A separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/. **Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening of applications will begin October 18, 2023 and continue until position is filled
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with university policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to Search Committee Chair: Andrea Riebling at mailto:email@example.com
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at mailto:HRfirstname.lastname@example.org
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.
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