Job Positions

Senior Academic Advisor, Come Back Bearcat Program

Categories: Northwest Region 8


UCBA Academic Advising Center


University of Cincinnati Blue Ash

Date Posted:

Feb 22 2021 9:32PM

Close Date:

Apr 22 2021

Position Description

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. About Blue Ash The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (UBA) invites applications for Senior Academic Advisor position in the UCBA Academic Advising Center. UC Blue Ash College is the largest regional college in Ohio offering primarily associate degrees, with enrollment of approximately 5,000 students. Job Overview Advise current and prospective students about how to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals. May provide leadership for one or more student programs or services within a unit. The Senior Academic Advisor for the Come Back Bearcat program at UCBA will advise current students about how to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals. Additionally, this position will evaluate degree audits for program eligibility, provide support to eligible students in the readmission process and connect students to program scholarship funds. The Come Back Bearcat program invites former UCBA students who are within a year of completing their associate degree to return and finish. The Come Back Bearcat program is offered in partnership with the Degrees When Due and Cradle to Career initiatives.


• 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/or complete 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.
• Support student needs with sound equity and inclusion practices for student success.
• Engage in ongoing professional development and training to maintain up-to-date knowledge about advising 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.
• May lead a programmatic area of oversight and planning for a student success program or function within a unit. Conceptualize, develop, implement, and evaluate the program.
• Train new academic advisors and other unit staff on key student service functions.
• May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to student workers and/or ambassadors (i.e., hiring, evaluation, disciplinary action, scheduling, etc.) May advise student organization groups.
• Recommend policy to best meet student needs.
• Attend related meetings and functions and participation in college initiatives and committees will be required.
• Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Application Process

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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. 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.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Otten, Kristy


Required Qualifications

Required Education
Bachelors Degree Required.
Required Experience
Three (3) years of academic advising and/or student success experience.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment Sitting
- Continuously Repetitive hand motion (such as typing)
- Continuously Hearing, listening
- Continuously Talking
- Continuously Standing
- Often Walking
- Often Reaching overhead
- Seldom Pulling, pushing - Seldom

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Qualifications Considered
• Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration.
• Knowledge of and experience working with student development theory.
• Prior experience with electronic degree audit systems.