Academic Advisor, Global Health Program

Posted by: University of Illinois – Chicago

Chicago, IL, US

Academic Advisor, Global Health Program
School of Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago

The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a full time Academic Advisor position. This position engages global health students in promoting their academic, professional and overall development from their orientation to graduation. The Academic Advisor in Global Health evaluates students’ degree progress/eligibility, educating and providing guidance and direction regarding degree requirements, programs, along with academic and professional planning. Develops and implements academic, career and student affairs programs, which includes involving outreach to internal and external constituencies. The Academic Advisor in Global Health assists in the overall development, implementation and management of the SPH Global Health Program.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop and conduct undergraduate and graduate workshops on topics related to global health student academic success.
  • Engage in student advising with current and incoming global health students, evaluating students’ degree progress/eligibility, educating and providing guidance concerning degree requirements, programs, academic and professional planning; Assist global health students with course selection, study abroad, university requirements, financial aid and scholarship choices; Evaluates global health students’ progress in their respective programs, evaluating degree requirements, counseling and providing related guidance and direction.
  • Provide guidance and clarification to global health students regarding College, University and Campus policies and procedures, along with course registration and selection. Interpret and enforce academic policies; Guide global health students in navigating the petition process for exceptions to academic policies.
  • Provide students and prospective students with information regarding available College and University resources and opportunities; intervene and refer global health students to resources throughout the University community as needed; exercise professional discretion and judgment to troubleshoot issues and problems that may arise.
  • Develop, promote and implement global health initiatives and programs, including outreach to internal and external constituencies with the goal of recruitment and retention of targeted population students.
  • Support the Global Health Student Interest Group by encouraging student participation, foster involvement in the organization and attend events related to the academic, community, career and professional development of global health students.
  • Teach seminar on MPH global health practicum and capstone. Plan and prepare lesson plans, instructional activities and seminar outline in adherence to university policies and procedures.
  • Staff the Global Health Initiative Committee; Communicate with faculty and departmental administrators on behalf of students.
  • Collaborate with academic partners, alumni, community organizations, and other constituents in developing activities that strengthen student education, including MPH field practicum opportunities, using a variety of student development theories and practices.
  • Direct and lead preparation of printed and online program promotion and recruitment materials; develop global health website content and conduct ongoing adjustments to remain current with curriculum revisions and program activities.
  • Plan and implement global health orientation initiatives.
  • Participate on committees, task forces and/or teams as needed and/or assigned.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in public health and/or international development; or related field required.
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in public health, higher education, student learning, or related experience required.
  • Experience working with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies in office IT software (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, Outlook).
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks with deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Dual language fluency preferred.

Please apply by: November 28, 2016

For fullest consideration, applicants should electronically provide a resume, cover letter, and three references.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct 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.//


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