Job Positions


Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Exploratory Advising and Academic Support


The University of Akron

Date Posted:

Sep 24 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description

Academic Advisor II


Assist students in achieving their educational goals by offering advisement, support, and interpretations of University policies and procedures. Serve as a liaison to other departments on campus and provides special services to traditional, non-traditional, post-baccalaureate, transfer, new and returning students. Provide advisement to students regarding academic, career, and personal matters. Establish and maintain contact with students to monitor academic progress and eligibility of readmission, conditional, or transfer students. Facilitate the application process for students and performs related administrative duties. Act as a liaison between students and various academic and non-academic departments. Refer students to appropriate services and departments when necessary. Maintain accurate student records while using computers to generate reports and communicate with students. Conduct academic workshops for students and coordinates professional development seminars for advisers. Participate in departmental and University-wide committee assignments. Update written material provided by departments and colleges for students.

Application Process

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application (apply at and attach a cover letter, resume and a list of three (3) professional references to your profile. After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents under the my Cover Letters and Attachments section . Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call Angie Kerley in Human Resources at 330-972-6547.

Institution Information

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

Additional Information

BSalary Competitive

Contact Information

Stephanie Kiba, Search Chair:


Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications Relevant Master’s Degree; Experience working with students and others in an educational or agency environment; Organizational, computer and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications Prefer a minimum of two (2) years experience in academic advising and counseling in post secondary/higher education.