Academic Advisor, College of Nursing
Date: May 4, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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About the Job
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The College of Nursing, at the University of Cincinnati (UC), is looking for an advisor to join our innovative and top-ranked team leading the transformation of healthcare and academic advising of graduate programs for nurses pursuing advanced degrees. The College of Nursing is committed to diversity and inclusion and seeks to attract faculty, staff and students of diverse backgrounds. The College of Nursing has won the HEED Award for the sixth year in a row. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Build your portfolio by working at a tier one research institution that utilizes the latest in educational innovations, such as our iPad Initiative, Telehealth Technology and Inter-professional Collaboratory. Take advantage of our generous tuition reimbursement program to further your career, save money with our substantial benefit programs and partake in our many employee discounts. If you want a career where you can make a difference in the lives of your students, and ultimately the patients that they will serve, this position is for you!
The Academic Advisor will assist our graduate students enrolled in MSN, DNP, and PhD programs, on campus and in our distance learning programs, to achieve their goals of becoming advanced practice nurses and researchers. As a member of an advising team in which students are placed at the center of all that we do, the Academic Advisor will work collaboratively with faculty and staff to identify and address the issues that graduate students face while pursuing an advanced degree.
An Advisor works in tandem with the Faculty Program Coordinator/Director to determine an academic plan and map progress toward the completion of an advanced degree in the College of Nursing. Advisors are responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of academic and non-academic programming for graduate students on campus and online, focusing on overall student success and satisfaction. The chosen candidate will serve as an advisor for a designated caseload of graduate nursing 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. Collaboration is a key component in working with the faculty program coordinators and developing trust and accessibility with assigned students. Other advising support will include monitoring graduate student progress, maintain advising and enrollment records, evaluate graduate student needs, outreach to graduate students and adult learners and perform sound equity and inclusion practices for student success.
Advise current and prospective students about how to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals.
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.
Zero (0) to one (1) year of student service or related experience.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Ideally one year of previous experience in advising and counseling of students preferably in a higher education setting.
Academic Advisors are responsible for communicating with current students in one-on-one and group settings. Strong interpersonal communication skills as well as verbal communication skills are required.
It is imperative that Academic Advisors possess strong written communication skills. They will be expected to communicate with current and prospective students through letters and e-mails in a professional and articulate manner.
Academic Advisors must be proficient in basic software packages (Microsoft: Word, Excel, Power Point, Teams, Outlook) as well as other tools used at University of Cincinnati: Slate, Catalyst, Inspire, Canvas, and WebEx. As technology continues to improve the efficiency of the academic setting, Academic Advisors must be willing and capable of learning new technology. Comfort with and proficient use of social media is necessary. Innovation with technology is highly encouraged within this role of Academic Advisor.
Master's Degree preferred.
Previous experience in nursing or health related field is preferred.
Knowledge of best practices for supporting adult learners and graduate students is preferred.
Undergraduate student service and/or leadership may be considered.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
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).
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