Academic Advisor – Master's

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Job ID: 301851




Founded in 1972 as SPEA, the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is a world leader in public and
environmental affairs and the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States, boasting an alumni network of
more than 36,000.

Our Mission

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs works to build a better world by helping
people solve complex problems at the crossroads of policy, management, and science. We promote sound decisions, well-managed organizations,
just and healthy societies, and a sustainable environment through education, scholarship, and civic engagement. We give our students the
knowledge and skills to have a significant impact in diverse settings around the globe.

Our Guiding Values

Our commitment is
shaped by these shared and guiding beliefs:

  • All people deserve to live in thriving and sustainable communities.
  • Strong, healthy communities depend on well-educated, innovative and ethical leaders, and informed and engaged citizens.
  • Creative, current, and rigorous research informs sound decision-making.
  • Leaders need both relevant information and the skills
    necessary to interpret and use information and data effectively.
  • Successful leaders must be able to bridge public, private, and
    nonprofit sector boundaries.
  • Conversation and collaboration among individuals with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skills
    leads to more vibrant ideas and solutions.

We seek to foster a welcoming and inclusive workplace environment at O’Neill and in
our team, ensuring all individuals are valued and recognized for their contributions, talents, and unique perspectives. Diversity
information found here.

Job Summary

The O’Neill
School of Public and Environmental Affairs is seeking an Academic Advisor. Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

General Responsibilities

  • Provides academic counseling for students pursuing or considering majors, minors, or
    certificates. Guides students in planning their course of study in concert with the departments’ curricular requirements; explains
    curriculum requirements and school and campus policies.
  • Meets with students in groups and one-on-one to guide students in academic
    programs that will meet their educational needs and the requirements of their chosen major, minor, and/or certificate.
  • Assists
    students in making informed decisions about a choice of major and potential career or graduate school direction; helps students to assess
    their interests, values, and academic skills and to understand these in relation to major choice and potential future career/graduate school
  • Teaches students how to navigate university systems, academic processes, and policies; empowers student accountability in
    academic decisions about courses, career direction, and long-term plans; and provides guidance on avenues for increased involvement as an IU
    student and in the IU community.
  • Refers students to appropriate campus resources, such as academic support resources, placement
    programs, internship and overseas study opportunities, etc.
  • Tracks and monitors students’ academic progress, reviews and maintains
    confidential student records to ensure that students meet requirements and to document advising discussions, and communicates this
    information in a timely manner to students and to appropriate academic offices when necessary.
  • Represents the advising function as
    a presenter at campus meetings and recruiting functions; assists in developing written advising materials for use in student events.
  • Researches, recommends, or creates best practices for unit or campus initiatives, projects, processes, or programs and may provide
    guidance to other Academic Advisors.




  • Master’s degree in related field



  • 2 years in student affairs, teaching, academic advising, or related field


  • 3 years in student affairs, teaching, academic advising, or related field

  • Experience in a student-focused, higher education environment

Combinations of related
education and experience may be considered



  • Proficient
    communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of
    accuracy, even under pressure
  • Uses and learns new technology proficiently and changes practices with changing technology
  • Meets Best Practices and National Standards for Academic Advising
  • Understands and meets FERPA requirements

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and
other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office
environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

This position may qualify for one remote day per week. This is in accordance
with IU and O’Neill policy and procedures and is subject to change in the future based on university policy and business needs.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Student Services

Job Family:
Academic Advising

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Equal Employment

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits
discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex
in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding
Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana
University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information

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