Career Detail

Z2018 Liberal Arts Advisor

Vacancy Notice: 05/04/2018
Application Deadline: 5/18/2018 By 4:00pm CST
Position Type: Professional


This position coordinates semester registration procedures for Liberal Arts students and provides advising for Liberal Arts students. Coordinates and provides transfer information for colleges and universities. Develops educational plans consistent with students’ career/life goals and objectives and advises students on appropriate courses.  Coordinates and delivers educational and career activities/workshops individually and to groups.


Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organizes and prepares Liberal Arts student files for registration.
  • Prepares and updates all printed information needed for student registration periods (advising guides, PowerPoint presentation, etc.).
  • Prepares degree audits for liberal arts students, verifies graduate status, and advises appropriately.
  • Cross-trains and serves as back-up for testing and other Student Services functions as needed.
  • Develops and maintains student transfer plans and tip sheets for transfer institutions and majors.
  • Reviews and updates transfer materials as needed.
  • Disseminates transfer information and assists the Associate Director of Advising and Orientation.
  • Interprets standardized tests including Accuplacer, COMPASS, CLEP, ACT, and SAT used for advising and course placement.
  • Advises students on appropriate course placement consistent with student goals.
  • Advises students regarding assessment results and developmental course placement.
  • Manages student progress through individual appointments and in group settings.
  • Manages student progress when necessary through probation meetings for academic standing improvements.
  • Utilizes student records and information through Datatel and WebAdvisor software, and helps students register.
  • Conveys and interprets college requirements, policies and procedures, and provides appropriate referrals to college and community resources.
  • Manages conflict and resolution with student issues and grievances while promoting student development; refer as needed.
  • Coordinates and provides referrals within institution and to outside agencies, as necessary.
  • Organizes and conducts various workshops (Transfer, Deciding a Major, etc.)
  • Organizes, develops, and revises, as needed, written advising tools (degree audits, transfer advising handbook, transfer newsletter, student advising handbook, advisor handbook, web pages, etc.).
  • Develops and revises, as needed, oral presentations (group scheduling, workshops).
  • Assists with tour days (Experience Hawkeye, etc.) as needed.
  • Attends appropriate training sessions and conferences.
  • Serves on institutional and division committees as assigned.
  • Attends professional development meetings as needed.
  • Teaches sections of The College Experience as assigned.
  • Consults with the Associate Director of Advising and Orientation and the Dean of Students as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience in assisting special populations in a human services or educational setting.
  • Working knowledge of Iowa occupations and educational opportunities.
  • Working knowledge of guidance/counseling skills and group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability in strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to motivate individuals and groups.
  • Ability to deliver services off campus.
  • Knowledge of personal computer software applications, networks, and Internet search skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.


  • Master’s degree in student affairs, education, human services, or closely related field.
  • Applicable work experience.


  • Associate Director


Full time position with comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs—IPER (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

Background checks and driving records are considered in all hiring decisions.

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please email Human Resource Services.

Application materials are required and must be received in the Human Resource Services office by the application deadline in order to be considered for the position.

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Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
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If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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