Academic Advisor, UC Blue Ash
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About the Job
The Advising department within University of Cincinnati- Blue Ash College (UCBA) invites applications for three (3) Academic Advisors. UCBA is one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio and one of the largest and most diverse colleges at the University of Cincinnati. We offer primarily associate degrees in career and transition programs as well as general education courses and technical baccalaureate degrees to approximately 4500 students.
The Academic Advisor will advise current students about how to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals. UCBA advocates for all students and it is important the advisor meets the students where they are as their advocate.
This is a high touch student population position, working in the Advising Center at UCBA. The position requires a high degree of accountability and responsibility to advise our Pre-Health Professions student populations. Pre-Health Professions students consist of several Selective Admissions Health programs (i.e.: Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting). This position may be responsible for advisement of other majors as well, at the need of the department. Daily work involves handling information that is often sensitive and confidential in nature: therefore, discretion is of critical importance. Prior work with competitive majors and students pursuing selective majors is beneficial and desired.
An understanding of student development theory will aid top candidates as they are expected to exercise sound judgment as it relates to dealing with students, faculty, staff, administrative personnel, parents/guardians, and representatives of outside organizations. This person must be a resourceful and disciplined individual, dedicated to the mission, goals, and objectives of higher education as represented by UC, UCBA, and the Advising Center.
The Advisor's performance is assessed by leadership within the Advising Center by means of observation of advising via student, staff, faculty, and members of the University community feedback. Under general supervision from a designated administrator, the advisor will advise current and prospective students on how to meet their educational and career goals. This is done through the best intrusive and holistic advising practices in the field.
- 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.
Zero (0) to one (1) year of student service or related experience.
Additional Qualifications Considered
• Master's Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, College-Student Personnel, Education, Counseling, or related field.
• Undergraduate student service and/or leadership may be considered.
• One (1) year or more of student advising services or related experience.
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 range of $38,000 - $41,000 for this role, depending 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-campus activities and services.
To apply for the Academic Advisor positions, please apply online at https://bit.ly/3kL7SEQ. Applicants must upload the following to their application:
• A cover letter that describes how you are uniquely qualified for this position
• A resume
• A list of at least 3 references with contact information, including email and telephone number.
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.