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Academic Advisor, Transfer & Transition Advising Center

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Transfer & Transition Advising Center


University of Cincinnati

Date Posted:

Sep 13 2021 9:23AM

Close Date:

Nov 13 2021

Position Description

Housed in Advising and Academic Service in Enrollment Management, the Transfer and Transition Advising Center (TTAC), was created in 2016 to meet the needs of any student in academic transition. As a large, research I institution, the University of Cincinnati can be a complex place to navigate; TTAC advisors help students manage this transition. This advising position would report to TTAC leadership and advise current UC students who are in academic transition, such as discussing changing majors or academic concerns, and support transfer student initiatives and the mission of the TTAC. A Transfer and Transition Advisor will meet with current students to discuss their educational, professional, and personal goals. Advisors use technology such as My Bearcat Network, Catalyst (PeopleSoft), Canvas and many more, to help students find their best fit major and plan their academic path forward. The TTAC uses all forms of advising including in-person, virtual, email, and phone interactions. A TTAC Advisor may also work with visiting students to help them become a nonmatriculated student, register for courses, and acclimate to UC. The TTAC supports the general advising community and advisors may help in efforts to increase student retention and success.


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.

Application Process

This job requires submission of a resume, cover letter (explaining your interest in the position), and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement in order to be considered for this position.

Institution Information

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Questions, Contact Kaci Kortis,


Required Qualifications

Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Required Experience Zero (0) to one (1) year of student service or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Qualifications Considered
-Undergraduate student service and/or leadership may be considered.
-Experience in advising and mentoring college students; major exploration
-Knowledge of and experience working with student development theory; strong analytical, organizational, and student service skills;
-Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact with students, faculty, staff, and departments throughout the University.
-Prior experience with electronic degree audit systems and proficiency and comfort with technology are preferred skills.