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Academic Advisor, College of Education Student Advising

University of Northern Iowa
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Academic Advisor

College of Education Student Advising 

Advises currently enrolled undergraduate majors in the College of Education (COE) (Primarily: Athletic Training, Health Promotion, Leisure, Youth, and Human Services, Physical Education and Movement & Exercise Science -OR- Primarily: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level Education), and transfer students through drop in sessions, individual appointments and group meetings; participates in office’s responsibilities for all COE students from freshman through graduation, and coordinates and communicates with COE departments regarding curriculum changes and participatory advising roles; works closely with other individuals responsible for determining eligibility for admission into various levels of Teacher Education program; increases retention and promotes student success; works closely with multicultural affinity-based groups to increase retention; participates in campus conversations to better and systematically provide advising and retention advice for all COE students; maintains appropriate and useful data for decision making; serves as voice of COE, advising roles and responsibilities to other appropriate segments of the University; and advances and develops a professional readiness program for COE students in teaching and non-teaching majors.

Master’s degree in college student personnel or related field; at least one year of advising experience; and excellent written and oral communication skills required. Occasional night and weekend hours will be necessary. Experience with various computer data systems preferred. 
Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

NI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by Friday, November 16, 2018 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit

UNI is a tobacco free campus.

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