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Senior Academic Advisor

Senior Academic Advisor

companyUniversity of Illinois - Chicago
locationChicago, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/20/2024
ExpiresExpires: 8/19/2024
Student Affairs and Services
Full Time
3 - 5 Years

Senior Academic Advisor

Hiring Department: Council on Teacher Education

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1025794

Posting Close Date: July 12, 2024

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has over 300,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

Description:

Position Summary

This position provides leadership in the coordination of PK-12 early field experience and student teaching placement for UIC undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates on behalf of the Council on Teacher Education (CTE). The academic advisor in the CTE maintains relationships with partners as both educational collaborators and potential early field experience and student placement sites for prospective student teacher candidates, advises and assists students with the completion of early field experience and student teaching requirements, consults with program coordinators, and monitors student progress related to meeting the professional educator licensure requirements for the state of Illinois as well as other states where our alumni pursue employment.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Facilitate the routing and execution of placement contracts between the University Board of Trustees and school districts.

• Work with schools and/or school districts to arrange formal field-based placements for student teacher candidates to meet state professional educator licensure requirements.

• Work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, and staff in multiple departments in three UIC colleges that offer educator licensure programs.

• Continuously monitor; track and follow-up on approval status to confirm all internal and external criteria has been met with official documentation on record; and communicate status to candidates and program faculty.

• Provide administrative coordination and support for UIC educator licensure via the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) by overseeing arrangements for placements and ensuring documentation is reflected in UIC teacher candidate's record and shared appropriately.

• Counsel and advise students on academic and career issues to help develop individual academic and career goals. Process, track, and report on student advising activities and report on success of assigned students in teacher preparation programs.

• Develop, promote and implement student initiatives and programs, including outreach to internal and external constituencies with the goal of retaining a targeted population of students.

• Collaborate with academic partners, faculty, alumni and other constituents in developing activities that strengthen student education, using best practices from research.

• Act as a resource (liaison) to students, internal and external partners by providing information about important opportunities as well as resolve problems related to the placement of student teaching candidates.

• Plan student teaching orientation, seminars, workshops, meetings and other events for student teacher candidates, collaborating schools, program coordinators and other partners.

• Remain abreast of, understand, and interpret internal and external policies and/or laws/mandates related to pre-service teachers' requirements for placement in clinical experiences and for entitlement to licensure.

• Compile data for annual reports and other departmental data requests.

• Perform other related duties, participate in special projects, and serve on committees as needed or assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

• A minimum of a bachelor's degree in education or a related field is required.

• A minimum of 3 years of advising, administrative, teaching or school based personnel experiences in PK-12 or higher education settings.

• Experience working with diverse student populations.

• Demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Access) and Adobe.

• Experience with interacting with a broad array of internal and external stakeholders and working collaboratively as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree in education or related field.

• Knowledge of teacher licensure requirements, familiarity with the Illinois professional educator licensure requirements, licensure pathways, certification exams, and other teacher preparation licensure policies.

• Demonstrated high level communication skills, written and verbal, including interpreting and communicating about policy and legal mandates.

• Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships with educational partners, including schools, districts, and community organizations. The ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders and represent the institution professionally.

• Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously, and adept at maintaining accurate records and documentation.

• Experience working in Qualtrics and Banner.

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, click the Apply Now button and upload your Cover Letter, Current CV/Resume and contact information of 3 references by July 12, 2024. Posting closes July 12, 2024

Please note that once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make any changes. In order to revise your application, you must withdraw and reapply. You will not be able to reapply after the posting close dare. Please ensure the application is fully completed and all supporting documents have been uploaded before the posting close date.

Direct Link to apply: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/10055?c=uic

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 https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/one.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=5705 to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. https://jobs.uic.edu/request-and-accomodation/

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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 https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/one.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=5705 to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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Required degree level

  • Bachelor Degree

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 Years