Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

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Academic Resource Advisor

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy College in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Saint Xavier serves approximately 4,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Orland Park. The University offers 43 undergraduate and 40 graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing, as well as a variety of program options in continuing education and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

Position Type: Staff
Department: Records and Advising
Position Scheduling: Full Time
Function: The Academic Resource Advisor provides academic advising and a variety of services to support the progression, retention, and graduation of undergraduate students. The Academic Resource advisor also designs, conducts, and coordinates activities for student enrolled in the STRONG Program, a mentoring program for African-American male students. The Academic Resource Advisor assists student in developing academic plans and monitors the academic progress of students. Participation in University activities include orientation, transfer days, the summer bridge program, and cultural events.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with experience advising, counseling, or mentoring college students or Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or related field.

Experience overcoming barriers similar to those faced by the target population.

Ability to analyze program and degree requirements.

Excellent communication and technical skills.

Understand of student populations with special academic and social needs.
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Description of Hours: MTTHF 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. W 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Temporary Position: No
Items to Include:
Cover Letter
Three References
Contact Information: Therese Johnson, Manager of Academic Coaching and Support

Understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic identity and Mercy heritage of the University required.
Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.  EOE/M/F/D/V