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Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences

Posted: 07/10/2022

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Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati, College of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for an Academic Advisor.  The Arts and Sciences advising staff is responsible for orientation, retention, academic advising, and the evaluation and maintenance of student records, including degree certification for undergraduate students.

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.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience

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

Additional Qualifications Considered

Undergraduate student service and/or leadership may be considered.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

 

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary of $42,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

 

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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