Academic Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

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.

The Highlights
The Academic Advisor will advise an assigned caseload of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels from the point of inquiry through graduation and/or licensure.  This process of advising includes quarterly academic advising, informing students of institutional, program, and licensure requirements, maintaining student records, documenting student contact, communication with students in both written and oral forms, and in general responding to the immediate and long-term academic needs of students.  Must be able to establish and maintain ongoing positive working relationships with all COE faculty, department chairs, staff, and students. The Academic Advisor will be assigned certain focused student advising tasks, but will also be expected to respond to a wide variety of projects and needs as they may arise in the College of Education. 

Is This You?

  • Provide academic advising and administrative services to Education students on institutional, program, and state requirements including curriculum review, licensure requirements, policies and procedures, and referrals as appropriate.

  • Conduct degree audits for individual caseload of students and provide information regarding the application for graduation and degree conferral.

  • Update student academic records (i.e. transcripts, course substitutions, course articulation, pass/fail grade change, independent study, etc.).

  • Assist with services related to new student advising including orientations.

  • Participation in meetings/events held by the College of Education, the University, and external meeting events as articulated by the Director of Advising and special projects as assigned. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Your Education & Experience

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required; Masters Degree in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling or education preferred.
  • Three or more years experience in higher education and academic advising 
  • Capacity to work well in an urban academic community
  • Proven experience working with culturally diverse populations 

Other Skills & Abilities Required

  • Knowledge
    * Knowledge of teacher licensure process, state program, and state program approval regulations, and teacher preparation programs
    * Knowledge of Illinois State Board of Education licensure requirements
    * Knowledge of graduate and undergraduate program requirements 
    * Knowledge of the best practices in the field of Academic Advising

  • Skills
    * Demonstrated competency in using technology utilized by DePaul University and the College of Education.
    * Excellent communication skills: oral, written, listening 
    * Excellent organization skills
    * Proven experience in managing multiple projects and tasks

  • Abilities
    * Ability to function in a fast-paced, diverse environment with numerous interruptions
    * Ability to respond to student concerns and needs professionally
    * Demonstrated workplace professionalism and the ability to maintain confidentiality 
    * Ability to work well with students, faculty, and other staff, in both a team and individual setting
    * Ability to write letters, handbooks and other forms of informational materials

Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.


  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • 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, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email

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

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.

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