Job Positions

Academic Advisor (Undergraduate), Roo Advising, 78327

Categories: South Central Region 7


Student Success - Roo Advising


University of Missouri Kansas City

Date Posted:

May 27 2022 10:58AM

Close Date:

Jun 19 2022

Position Description

The Office of Student Success at UMKC is looking for an Academic Advisor to join our Roo Advising Team. Roo Advising is UMKC’s exciting new advising model. Roo Advising is a proactive, personalized, and comprehensive advising experience designed to ensure students understand the requirements for their chosen degree programs, have a clear path to graduation, and are engaged with faculty mentors to prepare for graduate and professional school or employment opportunities. The successful applicant will prioritize the advisor-student relationship and will work proactively to provide guidance and support for students to make informed choices to reach their goals and complete their degree with maximum efficiency and success. In addition, the applicant will have a strong commitment to professional development, utilizing the resources and programming made available to continue to build skills and gain knowledge related to this career path. Lastly, the Academic Advisor will live UMKC’s Culture of Care through their advising practice and interactions not only with students but by extension to all members of our UMKC Community.


-Developing an advising relationship that supports student’s interests, experience, values, and skills -Holding regular advising appointments
-Working with students to build their proficiency in using related technology such as Pathway, Canvas, UMKC Connect, and PlanMyDegree -Proficient user of UMKC Connect, prioritizes utilization through regular engagement, accurate advising notes and timely use of and follow up on early alert activity
-Monitoring enrollment and academic progress
-Working with students who may need additional support or who are returning to good academic standing
-Working to support retention initiatives
-Attending weekly team meetings, advisor trainings, Advisor’s Forum
-Assisting with Walk-In Advising
-Working on team projects as assigned
-Seeking regular opportunities to participate in advancing knowledge and skills as relate to advising, including working to identify areas for improvement, problem-solving, project development and implementation
-Participation through service to advising, students, UMKC, and community

Application Process

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Institution Information

The University of Missouri Kansas City is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and 85+ countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. And with more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to exp
lore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We're at the heart of a thriving urban area, and the city's life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City's university.

Additional Information

We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Contact Information

Stephen Reese Sr. Human Resources Specialist


Required Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree is preferred. 2 - 3 years of experience in student services and/or academic advising desirable.