Job Positions

First Year Advisor / Team Lead Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3

Department:

First Year Student Success Hub

Institution:

Northern Kentucky University

Date Posted:

Dec 3 2021 11:38AM

Close Date:

Jan 14 2022
 

Position Description

The Student Success Hub will offer a centralized comprehensive advising experience for all first-time NKU students, providing them with a sense of belonging at the university and the confidence to pursue their academic goals. Using a coordinated care approach, student success coaches and advisors promote student success by helping students effectively transition to NKU, as well as gain the skills necessary to navigate academic, financial, and career planning. The Student Success Hub aids students in progress toward completing their degree programs by providing a seamless transition from the first-year advising experience to a student’s college and/or major academic advisors. Key Goals for this position/unit: Serve students in transition (from high school, transfer, first to second year) Provide consistency in advising process and experience Reduce Barriers that hinder student success Promote belonging and inclusiveness Assist in providing Coordinated Care Purpose of Position To provide academic advising, guidance and support to students throughout the first year of study towards full transition into an academic college. As part of a holistic, coordinated care model, advisor will utilize proactive academic advising strategies towards goals of student retention, persistence, accomplishment, and success. Position Hire Details First Year Advisors hired into the Student Success Hub will be supporting one of several designed “Clusters” themed around specific career areas. (Areas include: Arts, Business, Education, Healthcare, Liberal Arts, STEM, (Science / Engineering / Technology / Math). Applicants selected for the interview process will be provided an opportunity to share regarding career areas that interest them; however, a key focus of the search committee for all First Year Advisor positions will be the common interest towards supporting all first-year students at the university. For this posting, multiple First Year Advisors will be hired, so selected applicants may be placed into a specified cluster based on determinations made by the search committee and hiring manager. Applicants do not need to have a background in a specific content area to apply or to be selected for a specific cluster, and comprehensive onboarding and training will be provided to selected applicants.

Duties

First Year Advisor First Year Advisors will work with a focused population of first year students under the general supervision of the Director of the First Year Student Success Hub and daily supervision of the Associate Director of the First Year Student Success Hub. First Year Advisors have some latitude on advising appointments, but are tasked with objectives that are achieved through student-centered and proactive advising approaches designed to foster student success.

Objectives include:
Serving as the point person for coordinated care: Supporting the transition of first year students from various backgrounds, starting at the point of admission to the university through the end of their first year
Providing onboarding assistance through the new student orientation process
Advising for course selection and scheduling
Following up with at risk students
Assisting with the planning and delivery of academic support programs
Creating student success strategies and outreach
Implementing the office’s assessment plan for advising student learning outcomes
Making appropriate referrals
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date student records
Advising caseloads will allow for personalized support, while utilizing resources from the Student Success Hub and campus resources to provide centralized support and coordinated care.

Position will include the teaching of a UNV 101 course for first-year students, to allow for student connection and support, and will be supported by a NKU Peer Coach. (Current NKU students hired to provide peer mentoring). First Year Advisors will work as part of a team model within their cluster which includes a Peer Coach, a Career Peer Coach, (focused on career services support), potential faculty mentors, and other support personnel to support each NKU student in the cluster. Each academic themed cluster will also be supported by a Team Lead Advisor, who will serve as a liaison to the Advising Center or advising unit within each college related to the cluster theme, and partner with the First Year Advisor to support the caseload of students within the cluster. Participation in university-sponsored professional development programs, the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the Kentucky Academic Advising Association is encouraged. Team Lead Advisor Team Lead Advisors will be responsible for advising first year students in a designated career themed cluster and serve as a liaison between the First Year Student Success Hub and the NKU advising centers within collegial units / departments. These responsibilities include attending college advising center team meetings or department meetings, providing updates around curriculum and program changes to advisors in the First Year Student Success Hub. Additionally, Team Lead Advisors will oversee the First Year Advisors in the Student Success Hub with mentoring, training, and advising for first-year students in the cluster. Team Lead Advisors will be tasked with objectives that encompass coordinated care and are achieved through student-centered and proactive advising approaches designed to foster student success.

Objectives include:
Supporting the transition of first year students from various backgrounds, starting at the point of admission to the university through the end of their first year
Providing onboarding assistance through the new student orientation process
Advising for course selection and scheduling
Serve as the point of contact for coordinated care
Following up with at risk students
Assisting with the planning and delivery of academic support programs
Creating student success strategies and outreach Implementing the office’s assessment plan for advising student learning outcomes
Making appropriate referrals
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date student records
Oversight of First Year Advisors and provide input into performance review

Application Process

All applicants must complete an online staff application and electronically attach resume, cover letter, advising philosophy statement, and a minimum of three references. There will be multiple people hired from this search. Application review will begin immediately.

https://jobs.nku.edu/hr/postings/11004

Institution Information

Northern Kentucky University https://www.nku.edu/ https://nku.edu/successbydesign.html

Additional Information

We are hiring 10 advisors total, 5 First Year and 5 Team Lead. When applicants apply, they can indicate if they wish to apply for First Year, Team Lead or both.

Contact Information

Frank Robinson Director - First Year Student Success Hub 859-572-6536 robinsonf1@nku.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

First Year Advisor Minimum Qualifications are a Master’s degree with a minimum of two years of student support or experience in a higher education setting. Preferred qualifications are a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Communication, Education, or other academic discipline with experience in academic advising. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate the ability to articulate an understanding of student development theory, experience working with diverse and underrepresented student populations. Team Lead Advisor Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree with a minimum of three to five years of direct academic advising experience or similar student support experience in a higher education setting. Qualifications also include demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to work with and guide a team.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications are a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Communication, Education, with related experience in a related academic discipline in academic advising. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate the ability to articulate an understanding of student development theory, experience working with diverse and underrepresented student populations. Other experience could include working with first year students, first generation students, transfer students, and other unique populations. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and exceptional communication skills are required. Ability to work with diverse populations, strong teamwork skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks are also required..