Iowa State University Academic Adviser I - 2050 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Academic Adviser I - 2050

Pay Grade 31

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 70341P

Working Title Academic Advisor I/II - ANS

Advertised Employing Department Animal Science

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 6/30/2018

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Part-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Animal Science is seeking candidates for the position of Academic Advisor I or II with responsibilities in undergraduate transfer student recruitment, orientation, and advising. The Academic Advisor will advise students on course selection, degree program design, and career options based on student’s academic skills and interests. This position will communicate with the faculty coordinator of the undergraduate curriculum for Animal Science and Dairy Science majors and pre-veterinary students to hire, train, and supervise peer mentors for transfer students and coordinate their activities in conjunction with the academic advisor. Other duties include assisting undergraduate students with referrals to appropriate campus resources; counseling students on academic warning or probation; collecting data and requesting corrections to student’s degree audit; and assisting in retention and outreach programs. The person in this position will work in a team environment and in consultation with the faculty member responsible for oversight of incoming freshmen undergraduate students and the department undergraduate curriculum coordinator. This position will evaluate and make recommendations on transfer student appeals, waivers, and exceptions to the program requirements. This position will report undergraduate enrollment, retention, graduation, and placement statistics to the appropriate College office.

An Academic Adviser II will work with a higher level of leadership, initiative, and independence, and will also develop metrics and lead initiatives developed in partnership with faculty. They will spend a greater amount of time recruiting.

The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to student success; have an understanding of the academic, social, and personal challenges students face; have strong interpersonal skills; and posses the ability to work both as a member of our team and independently. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

The requirements above are for the Academic Adviser I.

Academic Adviser II: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

-Academic training in animal science, agricultural education and communication, or a related agricultural field. -Experience advising/counseling or teaching high school or college students. -Experience advising university students in a STEM program. -Experience that demonstrates an understanding of university policies, procedures, resources, and technology.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Position may occasionally include nights and weekends during special events.

Department Contact Name Kyla Kaetzel

Department Contact Phone 515-294-1288

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 07/31/2017

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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