Student Advocate/Ombuds at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

The public research university that is affiliated with both Indiana University and Purdue University, is hiring a Student Advocate. Despite the title, the position serves primarily as an Ombuds for graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty/staff (e.g.: "neutral third party," "present a range of options," "opening channels of communications, and making referrals," "providing conflict resolution coaching and mediating").  This is consistent with an internal study in 2001 that recommended the Student Advocate evolve into a role more similar to a University Ombuds. 

Applicants must have a master's degree from an accredited institution in higher education, student affairs or related field, plus at least 1 year of professional experience in a related position. Experience in conflict resolution, mediation and problems solving skills, and work at a large urban university setting are preferred. Applications are due August 26, 2016, no salary indicated. (HigherEdJobsIUPUI Student Affairs Self Study.) 

Related post: Midwestern Accreditation Body Endorses Ombuds for Higher Education.

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