Academic Adviser - Office of Advising & Academic Services
University of Cincinnati
December 9, 2017
The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News. UC enrolls more than 44,000 students across the main campus in the Uptown area of Cincinnati and two regional campuses.
UC's Office of Advising & Academic Services is seeking an academic advisor to serve in the newly created Center for Pathways Advising & Student Success. Successful candidates will advise students in transition to various programs university wide, and will not have a caseload. The advisor in this position may have additional projects to support transfer, transition, and non-matriculated student success. This advisor will also work as a collaborative team member to provide services for walk-in, appointment, phone and email inquiries.
Under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Pathways Advising, advise current and prospective transfer, transition, and non-matriculated students on how to meet educational goals and refer to necessary college and support services.
Provide university-wide academic advising and referral solutions focused especially on student goal attainment and student completion of college courses and degrees. This may be in walk-in, phone, in-person appointment or group advising settings.
Develop expertise of UC culture, structure, university and college admissions requirements, resources and recommended academic plans for providing exceptional and accurate advising and referral solutions.
Become proficient with advising technologies such as PeopleSoft/Catalyst, Starfish Retention Solutions, degree audit, etc.
Provide support and leadership of various projects and program development targeting special student populations, (transfer, transition, non-matriculated, etc).
Support programmatic efforts related to student success and retention strategies, adviser training and development.
Provide centralized support and targeted outreach to students with Early Alert notifications.
Work with regional 2-year colleges to support student transfer or transition to the Clifton campus, as needed.
Mentor and train transfer ambassadors to help with office programs
Be flexible and solution-focused in helping to shape this new and developing advising center
Utilize a student-centered lens and approach in decision-making and a high level of service orientation with all constituencies.
Actively participate as a constructive, outcomes-oriented member of the team.
Prioritize projects and manage time as aligned with the critical priorities of the job.
Communicate effectively and professionally with respectful, inclusive, and supportive interactions.
Contribute positively to healthy team dynamics with peers and colleagues.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate's degree and three (3) years' experience; -OR- five (5) years' experience; experience must be in advising high school and/or college students or related field.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience in advising and mentoring college students; knowledge of and experience working with student development theory; strong analytical, organizational, and student service skills; excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact with students, faculty, staff, and departments throughout the University. Exemplary group presentation skills. Prior experience with PeopleSoft degree audit systems and proficiency with technology, including Starfish Connect, are preferred skills.
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.