Academic Advisor, Clermont College
Date: May 6, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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About the Job
The Academic Advisor will provide academic advising, intervention, support services, and programming to students enrolled at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College (UCC) in campus based and online/distance learning programs as a member of the Advising Center. They will utilize a student-centered approach to enhance students' likelihood of retention and success in the College and at the university. The Advisor is expected to use the degree audit system, student information systems and academic planning resources to assist students in constructing academic plans which allow them to make degree progress while observing the course prerequisite structure of the college. Finally, they will assist students in developing a portfolio of experiences which will enhance their college experience and prepare them to transition to a career, further education or out of the college.
Under supervision from the Director of Advising at UCC, advise current and prospective students on how to meet educational goals. The Academic Advisor must be able to communicate effectively and conduct job functions in a remote/online fashion.
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
Excellent management, communication and professional skills; strong team orientation; good analytical and organizational skills; computer literacy using a variety of software products including Microsoft Professional Office, degree audit and electronic student information systems or the ability to learn
Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.
Some evening and weekend hours required due to services required for student advising needs
Undergraduate student service and/or leadership may be considered.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.
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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