Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5




Miami University Regionals

Date Posted:

Apr 12 2022 2:21PM

Close Date:

Jun 12 2022

Position Description

Open until filled. Our department is growing, and we are adding two Academic Advisor Positions Regional Student Services:
Academic Advisor to provide academic advising and academic success outreach to undergraduate students pursuing baccalaureate and associate degrees offered at Miami University Regionals. This includes academic planning, connecting advisees with appropriate university resources, communicating relevant information verbally and electronically, and teaching.


Be assigned to Miami Regionals first and second-year students in a career community, pre-major, or in the exploratory stage of their college experience. Provide individualized, holistic support for undergraduate students through caseload advising and proactive nudges focused on retention. Work with students to explore their options, serving students through course selection and providing appropriate referrals. Conduct academic interventions and provide outreach efforts focused on retention and academic success. Assist students with petition processes for academic actions and transfer credits. Participate in academic advising services with the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration program (SOAR) by assisting new and transfer students with the transition to college. Serve as an academic advising resource for faculty and faculty advisors, as well as campus partners. Participate in campus events and activities that illustrate a commitment to students and their success at Miami University. Partner with academic advisors across the University to ensure consistency in advising. Use University systems to document advising sessions and develop practices for consistently following up with students; effectively utilize multiple modalities for student interaction, including phone, and email, and for meetings with students including in-person, phone, and interactive video conferencing (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.). Build effective working relationships and open communication across socio-cultural differences with students, staff, faculty, and University leadership; communicate effectively in writing and verbally across campus constituents. Instruct up to three credit hours per term of student success course work, such as UNV 101: I am Miami. Serve on committees/working groups as needed. Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Application Process

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a 1-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion to Inquiries may be directed to Kelli Bray at Screening of applications will begin March 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Institution Information

Miami University Regionals includes Miami Hamilton and Miami Middletown, two community-based campuses of Miami University, a highly-regarded public university with a national reputation. Other regional locations include the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) in West Chester. Miami's regional locations are all ideally located near I-75. The Hamilton campus is easily accessible from State Route 129, the Middletown campus is minutes from I-75, and the Voice of America Learning Center is just off I-75 at West Chester.

Additional Information

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco free. Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Contact Information
Kelli Bray at


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree, which must be earned by date of appointment and have a minimum six (6) months of full-time advising experience in a university or college setting, including academic, career, study abroad, or other related areas. Experience gained during a related graduate program can apply (graduate experience is prorated; 1 semester of an assistantship is equivalent to 2.25 months of full-time experience). This position is available to persons who are currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.)

Preferred Qualifications

Consideration may be given to candidates with a master’s degree in academic advising, higher education administration, college student personnel, psychological counseling, student affairs, or related field; understanding of higher education retention, advising, and student development theories, including the purpose and advantages of a liberal arts education; excellent written and oral communication (including public speaking), interpersonal, collaborative skills, organization, and technological skills; experience with tools such as: Banner, uAchieve (degree audits), Student Success Collaborative (Navigate), Oracle Business Intelligence, and Transferology.Com and other predictive analytics and SIS systems and a capacity to learn and understand technology/software programs; experience working with at-risk, diverse student populations; a desire to work in a position that requires proactive and student-centered approaches and an interest in ongoing professional development.