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Program Advisor for Student Organization Resource Fee (SORF) - Illini Union (A1200644)

Position Deleted on 1/25/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Urbana, IL
Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Full Time
included on Affirmative Action email

Program Advisor (SORF)

Illini Union

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a talented student affairs professional to serve as the Program Advisor for the Student Organization Resource Fee (SORF) board in the Student Programs and Activities Office. Founded in 1867, the Illinois campus is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions. It is one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the nation. The successful candidate will be working on a campus with academically talented and diverse student population, including 19 percent international students, 12 percent Asian American students, 5 percent African American students, and 6 percent Hispanic/Latino students from a total enrollment over 42,000 students. As the community center of the University, the Illini Union draws together all members of the University with approximately 16,000 visits of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests on a daily basis.

Position Functions and Major Responsibilities: Under the direction of an Assistant Director of the Illini Union, the position will be responsible for the daily advisement and management of a student organization funding board (SORF) while assisting in the training of over 1,200 registered organizations on campus and federal related operating policies and procedures.

The Program Advisor will work with members of the funding boards to provide direction on leadership development; recruitment; personnel management; fiscal responsibility and funding request application review; attend meetings; maintain records and prepare reports; sign and approve expenditures; communicate university, federal, and state policies; and ensure funding decisions are made in a neutral manner and without conflict of interest. The Program Advisor will manage an annual student fee budget in excess of $1 million and is responsible for ensuring that the payment/reimbursement process on behalf of the funding boards is properly executed.

The position provides excellent entry-level experience for student affairs professionals through its breadth and depth of responsibilities. It does require evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Master's degree required plus two years of experience in student activities as a student or professional, and a genuine commitment to multiculturalism and community-building. Experience in a college union and/or student activities is preferred. Ability to relate to and work with diverse students is essential. Experience working with student fees, university payment processes and operating a budget is recommended. Knowledge of CollegiateLink Software is preferred.

Appointment Status: This is a 12-month, full-time Academic Professional position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, and includes an excellent benefits package.

Proposed Starting Date: As soon as possible.

Application Deadline: January 14, 2013

Application Procedures: All candidates must complete an online application at prior to the application deadline for full consideration. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of application, resume, and contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) for three current professional references. Official transcripts will be required for all finalists. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For additional information regarding the application procedures, please contact:

Illini Union

Human Resources and Administrative Services

217-333-3660 (phone)

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Additionally, this position is security sensitive. All finalists for this position will require a background check and final offers will be contingent upon the results of the background checks. The university ensures that all background checks are held in compliance with all federal and state statutes, and campus policy. Information attained from background check will be kept strictly confidential. Finalists will have the right to request a copy of the report the University receives.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
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