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Sr Academic Advisor - NEXT Apprenticeship Program #42064

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5



Center for Pathways Advising and Student Success


University of Cincinnati

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Position Description
The NEXT Apprenticeship Program will enable robust pathways for unemployed, underemployed and underrepresented minority populations (URMs) to secure middle-and high skilled jobs in the high-paying Information sector. The program will prepare candidates to fill these roles by offering flexible educational and experiential opportunities tailored to a wide variety of individuals. NEXT will equip candidates with practical education to augment their skills and knowledge gap, and with industry training and experience to prepare them for in-demand roles.

Primary Role
Provide intrusive advising, outreach and programming for a variety of non-traditional student populations across multiple colleges and programs in the information sector through the NEXT Apprenticeship Program.
Advisor will develop strategies and tools to assist transfer, transition and non-matriculated student success by providing equal access to quality advising, personalized referrals, and innovative IT pathway programs at University of Cincinnati.
*Serve as specialized advisor for students enrolling at the UC in the NEXT Apprenticeship program
*Advise and advocate for students in program by designing individualized IT-related career pathways and academic plans that align with student goals, motivation and preparation level
*Carefully assess and combine all prior learning credit (transfer, military, vocational, specialized training) to craft individualized academic plans
*Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of UC IT-related baccalaureate college admission requirements and curricula in addition to regional campus curricula and requirementsServe as an advising liaison and key collaborator between UC Regional Campuses, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), and the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) School of Information Technology on Clifton Campus
*Collaborate with the Division of Experience-based Learning and Education (ELCE) to ensure students receive career coaching, professional development opportunities and connections to apprenticeships and co-ops.Collaborate and connect students with student support offices, including those that serve underrepresented populations including E3, TRIO, Turner Scholars, and many others.
*Ensure that program participants on all campuses are identified and receive routine communications as well as transition-oriented advising outreach and support
*Participate in marketing events designed to recruit students into the program
**Maintain caseload of students in cohort, including management of group in student information system
*Regularly visit regional campuses and various partner career and industry centers in the region

Application Process
*Applicants must apply online at under
*Please include a cover letter of interest and a CV/Resume.
*All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section.
*Official transcripts showing highest degree will be required at the time of hire.

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
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree w three (3) years experience; -OR- Associate degree w five (5) years experience; -OR- seven (7) years experience.
2. Experience must be in advising students at the high school and/or college level or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Strong analytical, organizational and student service skills
2. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
3. Ability to manage unusual advising cases, consult across campus, and mentor entry level advisors.
4. Must have reliable transportation for regular travel to regional campuses and other partner locations.