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Academic Advisor, CECH Student Services Center Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Job Summary

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
Less than 1 Year
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Academic Advisor, CECH Student Services Center

About the Job

Academic Advisor, CECH Student Services Center                                       

Date: Apr 13, 2021

Location:Cincinnati, OH, US

                Company:                 University of Cincinnati
You are invited to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which qualified individuals will be selected to fill available positions. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department.

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.

The College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology (CECH) is dedicated to making a difference in our communities through outreach, academic programs, and community partnerships. Our students and faculty work side-by-side with educators, athletic directors, community wellness experts, cybersecurity analysts, and local, state and federal law enforcement officials. We value experiential learning as an important element of our degree programs. Current research is incorporated into every course to ensure our graduates are prepared to address the most urgent challenges of our society.

Job Overview

Advise current and prospective students about how to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals.

CECH is seeking two Academic Advisors. These positions will utilize student development theory to provide academic advising, guidance, and support to undergraduate students and faculty. One position will specifically advise students in the School of Information Technology within CECH, and one will advise other CECH programs.

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.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

Zero (0) to one (1) year of student service or related 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. The advisor must be detail-oriented and have strong interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills. Must be able to retain a high volume of programmatic, college, and university related information while having the ability to critically think through complex situations. Employee must be able to work well both on a team and independently. Prior experience with electronic degree audit systems, and proficiency and comfort with technology are highly preferred skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Position Details

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Standard Days Worked: M-F
Type of Appointment: Full-Time (12 Months)
Work Location: 360 Teachers-Dyer Complex *Due to the University of Cincinnati's efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the CECH Student Services Center is currently operating in a remote fashion.
Salary: $40,000 to $42,000, depending on education and experience.

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume. All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position. Please note: The required diversity and inclusion personal statement in the application will be reviewed as part of the screening process.

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: 63369

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati                                   
Job Segment:                     Developer, Curriculum, Equity, Academic, Technology, Finance, Education, Research                                       

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

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