Job Details

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • Position Number: 3464320
  • Location: Champaign, IL
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Graduate Affairs - School of Information Sciences

School of Information Sciences (iSchool)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Job Summary

Provide to assigned students academic advising and other student services to support their academic and professional pursuits, facilitating opportunities for community and fostering an inclusive environment that promotes a balanced, healthy student experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

Academic Advising

  • Provide academic advising to assigned students on iSchool and University curricular and degree requirements.

  • Provide academic advising to both on-campus and online students one-on-one and in groups via face-to-face, phone, and Zoom.

  • Develop, update, and maintain advising strategies, student support models, and resources.

  • Conduct semesterly analysis on new student intake forms to help recognize shifting program demographics, anticipate desired course offerings, and monitor student career goals.

  • Coordinate and provide referrals to appropriate iSchool and campus contacts and resources to meet the academic and other needs of assigned students. These resources may include but are not limited to iSchool faculty, staff, and administrators as well as campus entities such as DRES, financial aid, Counseling Center.

  • Provide support to international students in coordination with International Student Scholar Services in regards to registration requirements and work authorization.

  • Collaborate with career services colleagues to provide experiential learning and career development resources (such as practicum, internship, volunteer opportunities).

  • Develop and facilitate advising-centered programming to support student learning and to create community (registration, affinity groups, brown bags, teach talks).

  • Coordinate with Recruitment and Admissions staff on the review of admissions applications for assigned prospective students. Determine if further review is needed.

Student Services

  • Contribute to coordinating workshops, including those scheduled during non-standard workhours (e.g., time management, wellness strategies, citation management, etc.)

  • Collaborate with colleagues and faculty to support and retain students.

  • Support student group activities and planning by offering guidance on policies and best practices.

  • Develop, update, and maintain online advising and other information resources for orientation and for newly admitted students.


  • Serve on committees as assigned.

  • Build partnerships and collaborate with other units on campus and engage in other relevant duties as assigned to enhance and support student achievement and success.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Experience in advising, student services, or a related area in higher education.

  • Experience working with college/university students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of experience advising and/or providing student services to graduate students.

  • Background or experience with an area related to the professional outcomes of the School of Information Sciences graduates.

  • Background in quantitative disciplines either through education, professional, or advising experience.

  • Familiarity with University of Illinois policies and procedures related to students.

  • Familiarity with University of Illinois policies and procedures related to students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work highly independently and collaboratively.

  • Strong written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Well-developed customer service skills.

  • Experience working with international students and/or students in STEM degrees.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 10/16/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by October 4, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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