Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences

Updated: about 22 hours ago
Location: Cincinnati, OHIO

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL

 

You are invited to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which qualified individuals will be selected to fill available positions. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department.

 

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the Job

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for FOUR OPEN Academic Advisor positions.  Interested and qualified applicants must complete our online application process at https://jobs.uc.edu. In addition to the application, applicants must include a current copy of their resume or CV; a cover letter (no more than one page in length) detailing interest and qualifications for the position; and respond to a question regarding your commitment to diversity and inclusion. May include weekend and evening hours, as needed.


Job Overview

Advise current and prospective students about how to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals.


Essential Functions
  • Provide academic advising to facilitate students’ successful and timely educational planning and degree completion in alignment with their educational and career goals.  
  • Serve as advisor for a designated caseload of students through proactive outreach, support, and education. Develop a rapport of trust and accessibility with assigned students. Ensure accurate advice and quality support, contributing to persistence and a positive student experience.
  • Monitor student progress and develop graduation plans in partnership with individual students. Provide information regarding curriculum, policies, procedures, opportunities, and guidelines for academic programs.
  • Evaluate student information and utilize data to facilitate enrollment and registration. Maintain advising and enrollment records. In partnership with faculty, assess advanced standing credit, substitute courses to meet graduation requirements, and create degree audit exceptions. Facilitate and complete student degree certification.
  • Evaluate student needs and provide appropriate resource referral to career, academic, counseling, and student life resources and opportunities.  
  • Support students through educational transition processes (ex. orientation, exploration, transfer, transition, and graduation.)
  • Recommend actions related to academic alert, probation, suspension, and dismissal of students. Identify opportunities for high-performing student engagement and goal attainment.
  • Utilize current advising and student success technologies for outreach to students. Perform other duties related to student success. 
  • Support student needs with sound equity and inclusion practices for student success.
  • Engage ongoing professional development and training to maintain up-to-date knowledge about advising concepts, practices, policies, technologies, and student success needs at the university and in higher education.
  • Function as a member of an advising or student success team to ensure the proper workflow and outcomes of the unit. Collaborate with UC advising community colleagues to advance quality advising practice.
  • Attend related meetings and functions.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree


Required Experience

Zero (0) to one (1) year of student service or related experience.


Additional Qualifications Considered

Prefer applicants with prior experience working with diverse groups of students, especially first-generation students.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

 

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