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Sr Academic Advisor, Transfer & Transition Advising Center

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Transfer and Transition Advising Center


University of Cincinnati

Date Posted:

Sep 13 2021 9:18AM

Close Date:

Nov 13 2021

Position Description

Housed in Advising and Academic Service in Enrollment Management, the Transfer and Transition Advising Center (TTAC), was created in 2016 to meet the needs of any student in academic transition. As a large, research I institution, the University of Cincinnati can be a complex place to navigate; TTAC advisors help students manage this transition. This advising position would report to TTAC leadership and advise prospective transfer students interested in transferring to UC. The advisor would also support some current student initiatives including class registration and major changing students during heavy advising seasons. The Senior Academic Advisor provides leadership on projects supporting the transfer population and student success and retention. The TTAC uses all forms of advising including in-person, virtual, email, and phone interactions. A Senior Advisor in the TTAC will create credit evaluations for students interested in attending the university, discuss their educational, professional, and personal goals, and help them navigate the process of applying and transitioning to UC. Advisors use technology such as Slate, Transferology (TES), My Bearcat Network, Catalyst (PeopleSoft), Canvas and many more, to help students find their best fit major and plan their academic path forward. May provide leadership for one or more student programs or services within a unit. The Advising and Academic Services office in Enrollment Management is searching to fill multiple Senior Academic Advisor positions.


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 (e.g. 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. Recommend policy to best meet student needs. Attend related meetings and functions. May teach one or more college-level courses each year. 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. Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Application Process

This job requires submission of a resume, cover letter (explaining your interest in the position), and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement, in order to be considered for this position.

Institution Information

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.

Additional Information

See description above.

Contact Information

Questions? Reach out to Kaci Kortis


Required Qualifications

Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree
Required Experience
Three (3) years of academic advising and/or student success experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Qualifications
Considered Master’s Degree
Advising transfer student, military, non-traditional, regional campus, or community college populations
Project management, specifically related to student programs and engagement
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact with students, faculty, staff, and departments throughout the University.
Experience with advising technology; interest in emerging technologies to meet the needs of students