Academic Advisor - UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

This position provides academic, career and personal counseling to current and prospective UIC School of Design students, guiding them in the development of their academic, career and life goals. Develops and implements academic, career and student affairs programs involving outreach to internal and external constituencies including prospective and admitted students, alumni, high school and community agencies. Teaches courses and develops and presents workshops on topics related to student academic success. 


Teaching and Workshops

-Teach ISA 100 courses to provide transition strategies from high school to university for first time students. Plan and prepare lesson plans, instructional activities and course outlines in adherence to university policies and procedures.

-Develop and conduct workshops on topics related to student academic success.

-Develop student educational activities that engage parents. 

Student Advisement 

-Counsel and advise students on academic, career and personal issues and develop individual academic and career goals. Identify educational and career options appropriate for each student and assist with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications. Assist students with course selection, study abroad, university requirements, financial aid and scholarship choices. 

-Process, track and report on student advising activities including advising notes, student petitions, transfer course evaluation, grade audit, probation, dismissal, graduation clearance and monitor and report on success of assigned students.

-Refer students to counseling and services provided by other campus support units.

-Assess students’ interests, skills and goals related to career development; provide specialized academic advising, resume review and personal counseling to students from diverse backgrounds and cultural differences to guide the student to graduation.

-Assess the student's stage of development (academic, career, and personal) and determine suitable developmental tasks; assist student in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals. 

-Communicate with faculty and departmental administrators on behalf of students; provide resource referral for external issues that may affect matriculation.

-Support A&A Student Organizations by encouraging student participation, foster involvement in organizations and attend events related to the academic, community, career and professional development of business students.

Student Outreach and Recruitment

-Develop, promote and implement student initiatives and programs, including outreach to internal and external constituencies of alumni, high schools and community agencies, with the goal of recruitment and retention of targeted population students.

-Collaborate with academic partners, parents, alumni and other constituents in developing activities that strengthen student education, using a variety of student development theories and practices

- Plan and implement orientation initiatives


-Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned. 

Skills & Qualifications: 

A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Counseling or related field is required. A Master’s degree preferred. Strong knowledge of student development theory and academic programming. Working knowledge of university academic policies, federal guidelines regarding financial aid, academic records, college entrance procedures and available student resources.

A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in higher education student learning, counseling or related experience.

Proficient in Microsoft Office products -Word, Excel Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work with diverse populations; demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to socio- ethnic and cultural communication styles. 

To Apply: 

To apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references via the UIC Job Board ( by January 31, 2019.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Actionemployer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities areencouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on alljob candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will beperformed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.