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Senior Academic Advisor, Public Health Program Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Job Summary

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Job Reference Code

Senior Academic Advisor, Public Health Program

About the Job

Senior Academic Advisor, Public Health Program                                       

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location:Cincinnati, OH, US

                Company:                 University of Cincinnati
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century - building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what's Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America's top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as "the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview

The Public Health interdisciplinary program is looking for a Senior Academic Advisor to provide academic advising, guidance, and support to undergraduate students in Public Health.

This position will advise current and prospective students on educational and career goals. They will create academic plans, maintain student records, and support students in meeting Public Health program requirements.  Daily work involves handling student grades and health information that is often sensitive and confidential in nature; therefore, discretion is of critical importance (i.e. FERPA, HIPAA). The advisor's duties will also include presentations to various classes/populations as well as new student advising at orientation. The advisor will work closely with faculty and staff on programmatic and student issues. Participation in college initiatives and committees will be required.

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/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.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

Three (3) years of academic advising and/or student success experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in Higher Education or a Student Development-related field and experience in advising and/or mentoring college students. Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills, prior experience with electronic degree audit systems, and proficiency and comfort with technology are highly preferred skills.

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
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - 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).

REQ: 63375

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati                                   
Job Segment:                     Public Health, Medical, Developer, Equity, Curriculum, Healthcare, Technology, Finance, Education                                       

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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