Advise current and prospective students about how to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals. May provide leadership for one or more student programs or services within a unit.
The University of Cincinnati, Center for Exploratory Studies (College of Arts & Sciences) is currently accepting applications for a Sr. Academic Advisor. The Center for Exploratory Studies advising staff is responsible for orientation, major/career exploration, retention, academic advising, and the evaluation and maintenance of student records, including major transition for undergraduate students.
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/or complete 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.
Support student needs with sound equity and inclusion practices for student success.
Engage in ongoing professional development and training to maintain up-to-date knowledge about advising 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.
May lead a programmatic area of oversight and planning for a student success program or function within a unit.
Conceptualize, develop, implement, and evaluate the program.
Train new academic advisors and other unit staff on key student service functions.
May teach one or more college-level courses each year.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to student workers and/or ambassadors (i.e., hiring, evaluation, disciplinary action, scheduling, etc.)
May advise student organization groups.
Recommend policy to best meet student needs.
Attend related meetings and functions.
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
This job description can be changed at any time.
Three (3) years of academic advising and/or student success experience.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Sitting - Continuously
Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
Hearing, listening - Continuously
Talking - Continuously
Standing - Often
Walking - Often
Reaching overhead - Seldom
Pulling, pushing - Seldom
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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