Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor

About the Department
The Advising Center within the University of Cincinnati– Blue Ash College (UCBA) invites applications for an Academic Advisor. UCBA is one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio and the most diverse college at the University of Cincinnati. As an open-access college we offer associate degrees in career and transition programs as well as technical baccalaureate degrees to approximately 4500 students. It is located on a scenic, 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio. The college is a recipient of the Cincinnati Business Courier 2021 Best Places to Work award.

Job Overview
This position reports to leadership within the UCBA Advising Center and supports UCBA students by providing student-centered academic advising. The role of the advisor includes managing a caseload and monitoring degree audits for accuracy. Other duties include orienting new students, participating in retention efforts, and working with UCBA faculty and staff to maintain consistent academic program information.

Eligible for some weekly remote work in accordance with UC policies and upon completion of the training period.

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.
  • 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 records.
  • Facilitate and complete student degree certification.
  • Evaluate student needs and provide appropriate resource referrals.
  • Support students through various educational processes (e.g., orientation, exploration, transfer, transition, and graduation).
  • Provide support for students related to academic alert, probation, and suspension.
  • 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 ongoing professional development and training to maintain up-to-date knowledge about advising concepts, practices, policies, and technologies.
  • 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.
  • Understand and apply student development theory.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree.

Required Experience
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.
  • Graduate student service and/or leadership may be considered.
  • One (1) year or more of student advising services or related experience.
  • Experience in exploratory and/or career services related work.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process
To apply for the Academic Advisor positions, please apply online at 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.

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 dependent 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 and off-campus activities and services.

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.