The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition in the College of Applied Health Sciences seeks an Academic Advisor to provide advising to the department’s undergraduate kinesiology and nutrition student population. In addition to advising, this position will assist with the coordination and execution of undergraduate recruitment for the department.



Advising responsibilities (80%):

·      Counsel students regarding major, minor, career, goal setting, and academic planning

·      Provide information on pre-health admissions requirements and make recommendations on industry certifications

·      Monitor academic progress of students to determine satisfactory progress toward degree completion

·      Interpret, explain, and enforce college, department, and university policies and procedures

·      Serve on committees to make decisions regarding academic probation, dismissal, and degree status

·      Assist in the retention of continuing students, specifically those on academic probation

·      Help identify potential barriers to student success and make appropriate referrals to campus resources

·      Gather and prepare various reports as requested

·      Maintain and verify official student files

·      Provide feedback and input on curricular changes and updates

·      Perform other related duties and participate in specific programs as assigned


Recruitment responsibilities (20%):

 Assist with all aspects of undergraduate recruitment, including but not limited to:

·      Proactively seek out new recruitment opportunities, both on and off campus

·      Travel to local fairs, conferences, and relevant events with the goal to recruit new students, grow enrollment, and develop relationships with prospective students and community partners

·      Develop data-driven outreach efforts, both pre- and post-application

·      Evaluate and verify transfer transcripts from other academic institutions for equivalencies and application to degree program

·      Review application materials, make admissions decisions in partnership with fellow department advisors and leadership




Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or related field required. Master’s degree in higher education or

administration preferred. A minimum of three years’ experience in higher education academic advising is required with five+ years experience preferred. Knowledge of university academic policies and requirements, academic records, college entrance procedures and available student resources required. Demonstrated knowledge of advising techniques and philosophies, working collaboratively with team members, and ability to manage academic processes with high attention to detail, clear communication, and efficient organization required. Ability to speak/present in front of large groups of students/prospective students with passion and impact, excellent writing and analytical skills, and passion for student success required. Experience with student data bases and degree audit systems preferred.


Please submit an application, resume, cover letter and the names of three professional references. Candidates should submit their materials by the closing date of September 30, 2022.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899 .