Success Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Office of the Provost


Ohio University

Date Posted:

May 31 2024 1:04PM

Close Date:

Sep 30 2024 11:59PM

Position Description

Ohio University continues to expand professional advising for undergraduate students and seeks skilled advisors to fill new openings in a variety of academic programs. The Success Advisor will hold one-on-one academic advising and career coaching appointments on various topics including, graduation plans, major/career exploration, decision making, maximizing campus opportunities, and goal clarification. The Success Advisor is a member of an integrated college team providing individual academic, career, and related support to an assigned group of college students as they progress through a specific academic program. The Success Advisor provides a supportive environment of educational and career needs by ensuring students follow their approved course of study by building relationships with students while also guiding their career goals and reviewing pathways to graduation. The Success Advisor will engage students in post-graduate success by bridging the gap between college and lifelong career management skills; and develop educational programs and events and maintain key liaison relationships with university stakeholders.


Job duties include:

Academic Advising and Career Coaching Students: Coach students in the appropriate academic and career guided pathways; provide academic advising, career coaching, and experiential learning support towards post-graduate success. Deliver comprehensive advising and coaching support to an assigned group of students through degree completion, including academic intervention for struggling students. Apply student development philosophy (appreciative advising, career theories) to provide comprehensive academic advising and career coaching to students from diverse backgrounds regarding degree program planning, career exploration and decisions, goal clarification, and personal life management. Review student progress and track students through the use of graduation plans and other academic support services Develop student graduation plans and provide semesterly touch points for students. Leverage alumni and other relationships to optimize opportunities for career outcomes. Collaborate across the institution with the “Student Success Hub”, various support offices, and colleges to provide excellent service and resources for students. Participate in the development of retention strategies to assist students in completing their goal. Regularly collaborate with faculty and other college staff as needed to support student success. Assist in organizing periodic signature events and programs for students, faculty and staff. Maintain accurate notes and review audit reports for each assigned student, recommending appropriate referrals for experiential learning opportunities.

Specific College Needs: Success Advisors may assist with recruiting and orienting students to Ohio University. This can include advising students through Bobcat Student Orientation prior to each semester, teaching learning community seminars, recommending learning community curricula, and representing the college at recruiting events and the Major’s Fair. The specific requirements for each position depend on the needs of the college.

Application Process

Apply at Priority application date is June 14, 2024. Applicant review will continue until all positions are filled.

Institution Information

Additional Information

Contact Information

Ashley Beatty-Smith, [email protected]


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree Minimum of 3 years of Academic Advising, Career coaching or related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in CSP, Education or related field