Dean's Office: Student Services Center College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology (CECH)
The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential. By using talents of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, this vibrant, urban research university demonstrates its commitment to creating a community that values the contributions of all its members.
This position supports undergraduate students within the College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology (CECH) at the University of Cincinnati by providing student-centered academic advising. This position provides academic advising, supports recruitment efforts, monitors degree audits for accuracy, and works with CECH faculty and staff to maintain consistent academic program information. This position will primarily serve students in our CECH Criminal Justice, Health Education, and Sport Administration programs.
This position, located in the CECH Student Services Center (SSC), is a high visibility position that requires a high degree of accountability and responsibility to our students. Work often involves handling information that is sensitive and confidential in nature: therefore; discretion is of critical importance. The individual will be expected to exercise sound judgment and critical thinking as it relates to dealing with students, faculty, staff, administrative personnel, parents, and representatives of outside organizations. This person must be a resourceful and disciplined individual who is dedicated to the mission, goals, and objectives of higher education as represented by UC, CECH, and the SSC.
Under general supervision from a designated administrator, the academic advisor will advise current and prospective students on how to meet their educational and career goals. This will be accomplished through best practices in proactive, intrusive, and appreciative advising. The advisor will also implement and evaluate advising/retention services and programs.
Job Characteristics Duties
Academic Advising:Utilize a student-centered approach to assist and advise current students with the goal of student success and retention. Provide academic advising, intervention, course planning information, support services, and programming for current students through various formats. Utilize the degree audit system and the student information system to assist students in constructing academic plans. Make effective use of designated advising technological tools, and develop innovative strategies for advising diverse learners.
Prospective and Transfer Student Advising: Support students in making transitions to CECH from other university programs. Provide students with in-person, email, online, and phone advising regarding the admissions process, admission criteria, and the policies and procedures for transferring academic credit. Be knowledgeable regarding UC's academic programs and transfer credit evaluation policies and procedures.
At-Risk Student Advising: Outreach to CECH students who are at-risk academically and in jeopardy of not successfully completing their respective degree programs.
Retention Initiatives: Works with students, faculty, and staff to offer resources and interventions that enhance student success. Analyze retention and attrition data to identify trends and potential solutions.
Team Member: Serve as a contributing member of the CECH Dean's Office and Student Services Center staff and provide general student support services as needed. Participate actively in staff meetings and provide support, input, and feedback on programs and activities. Represent CECH through active participation in university committees concerning advising. Serve as a liaison with other offices and departments at the university as needed. May have administrative responsibility for one or more specialized functions.
Bachelor's degree and one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate's degree and three (3) years experience; -OR- five (5) years experience.
Experience must be in advising high school and/or college students or related field.
Must be student centered, timely, detail oriented, and have great interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to retain a high volume of college, programmatic, and university related information, and able to critically think through complex situations. Employee must be able to multi-task and work well both on a team and independently.
Actively participate as a constructive, outcomes-oriented member of the team.
Utilize a student-centered lens and approach in decision-making and a high level of service orientation with all constituencies.
Prioritize projects and manage time as aligned with the critical priorities of the job.
Communicate effectively and professionally with respectful, inclusive, and supportive interactions.
Seek feedback and respond appropriately to supervisory coaching and staff expectations.
Manage conflict appropriately. Contribute positively to healthy team dynamics with peers and colleagues.
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Standard Days Worked: M-F
Type of Appointment: Full-Time (year-round)
Work Location: 360 Teachers-Dyer Complex (campus-based)
Required Application Documents:
CV/Resume and three professional references
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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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Internal Number: 38883-en_US
About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.