This position carries primary responsibility for the University of Cincinnati’s training & development program for over 130 full-time academic advisors, as well as a greatly extended advising community across three campuses. This includes creation, content development, delivery, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive training and development program that aligns with national standards. In addition, this position leads the development of student and public online advising resources.
This position will work collaboratively as a member of the Center for Pathways Advising and Student Success (CPASS) team to strategically plan and implement advising initiatives that support unit and university goals related to student persistence and retention.
Primary duties include:
Strategically design a comprehensive advisor training program based on the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model
Collaborate with advising center directors, advisors and other campus partners to design, create and deliver advisor training and development that fosters knowledge, skills and cultural competencies of the university
Facilitate a formalized orientation and training program for new and experienced advising professionals, faculty advisors, and more
Develop advisor training content based on components of an informational, conceptual, relational, personal and technological framework
Develop online, in-person and technology-facilitated training using sound instructional design principles and standards
Collaboratively develop and assess advisor training outcomes
Improve, expand, continually develop, and maintain accurate advising website and online resources for advisors and students
Collaborate with advising leadership and other campus partners to conduct annual assessment of advisors, faculty, and students to determine needs for training, professional development, and just-in-time resources
Coordinate logisitics of the advisor training programs including marketing, training materials, web content, logistics, and record keeping
Serve as consultant and subject matter expert for emerging trends and technological innovations in the field of Academic Advising
Collaboratively conceptualize, develop content, and implement new approaches to orientation for special student populations based on best-practice models
Develop and implement annual advisor training events in preparation for new student orientation and for the pre-semester planning
Collaborate and assist CPASS leadership team with the planning and implementation of departmental and university-wide advising initiatives
Minimum Qualifications - Bachelor's degree with five (5) years experience; -OR- Associate's degree with seven (7) years experience; -OR- nine (9) years experience. Degree must be in a related field; experience must be related.
Preferred Qualifications - Master's Degree with at least two (2) years full-time experience as an academic advisor in a related field. Three years supervision experience. Demonstrated experience in the area of training and development.
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.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is... close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSION STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.