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Senior Academic Advisor

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

The Advising Center within the University of Cincinnati– Blue Ash College (UCBA) invites applications for a Senior Academic Advisor. UCBA is one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio and the most diverse college at the University of Cincinnati. As an open-access college we offer associate degrees in career and transition programs as well as technical baccalaureate degrees to approximately 4500 students. It is located on a scenic, 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio. The college is a recipient of the Cincinnati Business Courier 2021 Best Places to Work award.

Job Overview

This position reports to leadership within the UCBA Advising Center. It supports UCBA students by providing student-centered academic advising and programming in the Exploratory Studies program. The role of the Senior Academic Advisor includes managing a student caseload and monitoring degree audits for accuracy. Other duties include supervision of a graduate intern, orienting new students, participating in retention efforts, and working with UCBA faculty and staff to maintain consistent academic program information.

Essential Functions

  • Provide academic advising to facilitate students’ successful and timely educational planning and degree completion in alignment with their educational and career goals.
  • Serve as academic advisor for a designated caseload of students through proactive outreach, support, and education.
  • 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 records.
  • Facilitate and complete student degree certification.
  • Evaluate student needs and provide appropriate resource referrals.
  • Support students through various educational processes (e.g., orientation, exploration, transfer, transition, and graduation).
  • Provide support for students related to academic alert, probation, and suspension.
  • 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 ongoing professional development and training to maintain up-to -date knowledge about advising concepts, practices, policies, and technologies.
  • 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.

Essential Functions Continued

  • Attend related meetings and functions.
  • Understand and apply student development theory.
  • May oversee and plan a student success program or function within a unit.
  • May train new academic advisors and other unit staff on key student service functions.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect student supervision (e.g. student workers, graduate interns, etc).

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience

Three (3) years of academic advising and/or student success experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master's Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, College-Student Personnel, Education, Counseling, or related field.
  • Experience in advising exploratory students and/or career services related work.
  • Supervision experience with undergraduate or graduate students.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

To apply for the Senior Academic Advisor positions, applicants must upload the following to their application:

  • A cover letter that describes how you are uniquely qualified for this position.
  • A resume.
  • A list of at least 3 references with contact information, including email and telephone number.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $48,000 - $51,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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.


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


REQ: 85521 


Senior Academic Advisor

Date:  Jul 22, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Blue Ash Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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