Job Positions

Academic Advisor / REQ: 54963

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Arts & Sciences


University of Cincinnati

Date Posted:

Oct 22 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

Dec 22 2020

Position Description

The University of Cincinnati, College of Arts & Sciences is currently accepting applications for an Academic Advisor. The Arts and Sciences advising staff is responsible for orientation, retention, academic advising, and the evaluation and maintenance of student records, including degree certification for undergraduate students. General Position Description: This staff member will provide academic advising, intervention, support services, and programming to students in the College. They will utilize a student‐centered and holistic approach to enhance students' likelihood of retention, academic success, persistence and degree completion. The position also requires a high degree of accountability and responsibility. Daily work involves handling information that is often sensitive and confidential in nature; therefore, discretion is of critical importance. The individual will be expected to exercise sound judgment as it relates to dealing with students, faculty, staff, administrative personnel, parents and representatives of outside organizations. This person must be a resourceful, disciplined and detail‐oriented individual. They must be able to work both independently, and as a member of a team.


Advising current and prospective students on the various courses and academic programs available to meet their educational goals Serve as liaison to a college or department; assist in conceptualizing, developing, implementing and evaluating the advising/retention services and programs Develop alternative pathways to ensure student success (i.e., for students who fail to meet their initial goals) Perform other related duties as needed/ assigned

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application :
As part of the online application a current resume or CV, and a cover letter, not to exceed one page, must be uploaded The cover letter should detail interest in and qualifications for the position Finally, applicants will be asked to respond to a question describing their experience with, and commitment to, diversity Applications will be reviewed as they are received

Institution Information

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. The University boasts a student body of over 45,000 enrolled in over 370 programs of study. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the University community. 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.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Bobby Gray, Ed.D Associate Director, Exploratory Studies


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 1‐year experience; OR associate degree and 3 years' experience; OR 5 years’ experience Experience must be in advising high school and/or college students or related field

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree and one year of advising experience in a liberal arts college at a large public research institution Experience communicating the benefits of a liberal arts education Proficiency with computer systems used for advising such as Catalyst (Oracle PeopleSoft), My Graduation Plan (Civitas Learning), Slate (Technolutions), and Starfish