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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Lindner College of Business Undergraduate Programs


University of Cincinnati

Date Posted:

Dec 18 2020 4:07PM

Close Date:

Feb 18 2021

Position Description

The University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business is currently accepting applications for two Academic Advisers. The Undergraduate Programs Office (UPO) serves a vital role in the college’s mission, particularly our commitment to fostering student success through academic and inclusive excellence. A caring and high-performing team within Lindner Student Services, the UPO supports our students’ learning experience, while fostering a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive Lindner Community. Specific UPO responsibilities include orientation, retention, academic advising, and the evaluation and maintenance of student records, including degree certification for Carl H. Lindner College of Business undergraduate students. Additionally, the UPO handles the recruitment of transition students and the creation and maintenance of online resources and curriculum-related materials that empower students. The UPO is responsible for delivering a mandatory First-Year Experience Program to all Lindner freshmen and for addressing and prioritizing issues of enrollment management in areas of course scheduling to meet student needs.

General Position Description:
Embracing the Lindner PACE (Professionalism, Academics, Character, and Engagement) model, this staff member provides academic advising, intervention, support services, and inclusive programming to students in the College. He/she utilizes a student-centered and holistic approach to enhance students' likelihood of retention, academic success, academic persistence, and degree completion. The advisor guides students to develop a portfolio of experiences that will enhance their college careers and prepare them for their future professions. 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 and a commitment to cultural awareness 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.


Characteristic Duties: 80% Advising Related Functions -
Provide academic advising services for Lindner students and prospective students through individual appointments, group advising, walk-in advising, phone calls, email, etc. Utilize the student information system to assist students in constructing academic plans that allow them to make degree progress while observing the prerequisite structure of their chosen program. Apply transfer credit to appropriate degree programs utilizing Lindner decision rules. Support students in making transitions within the University. Update advising resources as necessary. Assist with freshmen, transfer, and transition orientation programs for domestic and international students. Some evenings will be required.

20% Administrative and Specialized Functions -
Assist with instruction of first-year orientation courses during fall and spring semesters. Prepare materials and update student records to assist students with freshmen orientations in summer and for transition/transfer orientations each semester. Represent the UPO on College and University committees as appropriate. Support the college’s equity and inclusion efforts. Such support may require liaison work, committee representation, and outreach to identified underrepresented student populations as needed.

Application Process

Apply to Requisition:
Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered for the position

Institution Information

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.

Additional Information

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.

Contact Information

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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 fields

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree Ability to organize and effectively communicate complex information, apply creative solutions and problem-solving, and exhibit a strong team orientation, flexibility, and the ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks Skills preferred also include: professionalism, analytical skills, listening/interpersonal communication skills, public speaking, conflict resolution, program development, time management skills, teaching/training, collaboration, good judgment Computer skills with a variety of software products (ex. MS Office, Canvas, PeopleSoft, etc.).