blog postsPOSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Academic Advising and Program Specialist - AAAN1. UIC, NASP, & NAISO (Student Organization) UpdatesImagesThe African American Academic Network (AAAN) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for the Academic Advising and Program Specialist position. UIC is one of the most diverse universities in the nation and has been designated a Minority Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. UIC is the largest research university in Chicago, enjoys the strongest enrollment growth in Illinois with a student body of 33,390 and almost 3,000 faculty, and is in the top 5% of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States. The Academic Advising and Program Specialist will develop and implement student recruitment and retention strategies for African-American students. This position participates in recruitment activities, pathways to enrollment, advising/educational activities, and career exploration throughout the student’s undergraduate experience. This position creates holistic educational plans for students, supporting their academic, career, and life goals. Implements and monitors first-year student success programs, as well as programs designed to support African-American students at various levels in order to increase graduation rates. For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=151381 by September 13, 2021. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.