Honors Academic Advisor and Program Specialist

Title:              UIC Honors Academic Advisor and Program Specialist- Honors College
Category:      Academic Professional
Location:       Chicago
Close Date:   Jun 7, 2011

The Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for positions as Honors Academic Advisor and Program Specialist. Reporting directly to the Executive Associate Dean, the Honors Academic Advisor and Program Specialist is a full-time 12-month academic professional position.

Teaches Honors development classes and provides direct instructional support and academic/career planning and counseling to Honors students. Guides Honors College students with the development of their academic and life goals, to ensure their success in completion of their baccalaureate degrees and in preparation for their post baccalaureate education and/or employment search.

Practices holistic advising involving expertise in (a) academic advising theories and student development theories, (b) all program requirements in all UIC degree-granting colleges, (c) specific knowledge of UIC Honors requirements and programs and national Honors best practices. Independently develops and implements Honors academic and student affairs programs, involving outreach to internal and external constituencies including alumni, high schools, and community agencies. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred. Two to five years of professional academic experience in advising students; working knowledge of UIC undergraduate programs or comparable
experience at another institution of higher learning; excellent communication and interpersonal skills to permit effective interaction with students, faculty, administrators, and the general public; excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills. For fullest consideration, submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three references online at www.jobs.uic.edu by June 7, 2011.  Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Resources Management and Planning, at gjimenez@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.