Program/Student Advisor

UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford in Illinois

Deadline May 10, 2014
Date Posted April 25, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford, IL seeks a full-time Program/Student Advisor for the Rockford Regional Pharmacy Program.  This position provides academic, career and personal counseling to current pharmacy students, develops and implements academic, career and student affairs programs involving outreach to both internal and external constituencies including prospective and admitted students, alumni and community agencies.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Counsel and advise students on academic, career and personal issues, individual academic and career goals. Identify educational and career options appropriate for each student and assist students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.

  • Assist students with elective course selection, financial aid and scholarship choices as needed
  • As a member of the college admissions team will review and analyze incoming professional student files to determine any special needs or accommodations in order to best advise and counsel the student throughout the professional classroom and clinical rotation experience.  
  • Refer students to counseling and services provided by other campus support units.
  • Assess students interests, skills and goals related to career development; provide specialized academic advising, resume review and personal counseling to students from diverse backgrounds and cultural differences to guide the student to graduation.  Assist in the planning and implementation of professional program orientation activities, career fairs, commencement and other special events
  • Communicate with faculty and departmental administrators on behalf of students; provide resource referral for external issues that may affect matriculation; Collaborate with academic partners, faculty, alumni and other constituents in developing activities that strengthen student education
  • Process, track and report on student advising activities including advising notes, student petitions, grade audit, probation, dismissal, graduation clearance and monitor and report on success of assigned students.
  • Support College of Pharmacy Student Organizations by encouraging student participation, foster involvement in organizations and attend events related to the academic, community, career and professional development of students.
  • Engage in outreach activities to internal and external constituencies of alumni and community agencies, with the goal of recruitment and retention of targeted student populations
  • Will travel by car to educational sites on an as needed basis;  May include evenings or weekends

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelors degree required; Masters degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Health Professions or related area strongly preferred


A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in higher education setting, advising, counseling or related experience required


Strong knowledge of student development and academic programming. Working knowledge of university/college academic and financial aid policies, academic admissions and records policies and procedures preferred


Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Blackboard,


Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Ability to work with diverse populations with the ability to demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to socio-ethnic and cultural communication styles.


Must have a valid Illinois Drivers license


To Apply:

For fullest consideration, Individuals interested in this position should apply by MAY 10, 2014 on-line at  Select Civil Service Positions at the top of the page, click apply for position; Create an account/ profile and complete the online application, which includes an exam request. To make an exam request, select Rockford, then select Exam Request, then from the drop down list, select the Program Student Advisor position. 


The application must include all work experience, detailed job duties, start and end dates and whether the position was part time or full time on the application.


Please also electronically attach a cover letter of interest to the Search Committee and a current resume to your online application through the "Documents" link on Part 1 of the application. Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.


Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications/Resumes and Cover Letters MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the "Documents" link on the Civil Service Employment Application (Part 1). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

For full consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than May 10, 2014.  All information submitted will be thoroughly evaluated and verified.

If an application and exam request are not submitted by the close date, the applicant will not be considered and the exam request will be denied.


Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:
You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to submitting your exam request.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications must also be uploaded within the application or mailed directly from the institution to:

University of Illinois at Rockford

Human Resource

1601 Parkview Avenue

Rockford, IL  61107

Attn: {Lorraine Mesch)

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Rockford

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