Job Identification: 323 Locations: , , , , Job Schedule: Full time Job Category: Academic Support
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences are welcome and supported.
General Summary The Assistant Director / Academic Advisor advises undergraduate students in Modern Languages; Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies; Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse; American Studies; African and Black Diaspora Studies; and Latino and Latin American Studies. The advisor reports to the Director of Advising in the LAS Undergraduate College Office and liaises with the chairs of the associated departments/programs. Students in other programs may be added to advising responsibilities if enrollments fluctuate significantly. Responsibilities include direct advising (in-person and online) and the production of advising support materials for students and faculty in multiple formats. The advisor has a thorough knowledge of the LAS undergraduate curricula, policies, and procedures; other university academic offerings; and university policies that pertain to undergraduate students. The advisor liaises with department/program faculty and staff, and the Office for Academic Advising Support.
Responsibilities & Duties
Advises current and potential students regarding course choices, major selection, progress toward graduation, graduate and professional school options, career opportunities, and tuition/financial implications.
Refers students to other university offices when necessary.
Leads and coordinates holistic academic advising initiatives at the department/program level. Assigns appropriate faculty advisors to students based on their academic interests; creates and maintains advising support materials for students and faculty in multiple prints and electronic formats; trains faculty on best advising practices; supports faculty mentoring efforts; and makes recommendations to the chairs and the Dean's Office regarding course placements, substitutions.
Attends regular meetings with the LAS Undergraduate College Office staff and the meetings for their assigned academic departments by invitation; provides regular feedback to College Office advising process (new student advising, probation, and dismissal, graduation) leaders; assists the Associate Director with accurately accounting for all program requirement changes; assists with degree conferral, newly declared students' record analysis, transfer credit approvals and ensuring the appropriate application of college credit toward the degrees of new, continuing, and graduating Modern Languages; Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies; Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse; American Studies; African and Black Diaspora Studies; Latino and Latin American Studies; and other declared LAS majors using the Degree Progress Report.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Two years of full-time experience in academic advising or equivalent.
Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or counseling.
Experience with a second language or proficiency in a second language.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
Ability to work independently, as well as part of a group when needed.
Ability to interpret and apply policies using good and independent judgment.
Ability to juggle numerous projects and tasks simultaneously, and to meet deadlines for each.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office, PeopleSoft, and social media platforms.
Additional Information For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Full-Time Benefits Part-Time Benefits
Required Background Check: Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Required COVID-19 Vaccination:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email [email protected]
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
Title IX Contact Information Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or [email protected]
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.