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Academic Advising Coordinator I

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Health Management & Informatics


University of Central Florida

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Position Description

The candidate will join the Department of Health Management & Informatics, which includes the nation’s largest graduate and undergraduate programs in health administration, undergraduate program in health informatics and information management (HIIM), a fully online executive healthcare management program (e-MHA), and an online graduate program in healthcare informatics (HCI). The master’s in Health Administration (MHA) and baccalaureate in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) are accredited by CAHME and CAHIIM, respectively. The HCI program is also in the process of obtaining CAHIIM accreditation. The undergraduate HSA program is certified by AUPHA, and there is a Health Management and Research track included in the Public Affairs Ph.D. program offered by the College of Health and Public Affairs. For information please visit our website at


This position is responsible to the Department of Health Management and Informatics Chair. The position will provide advising to undergraduate and graduate students in the Health Services Administration and Health Administration programs. The selected candidate will be responsible for: 1) developing and maintaining program information, recruiting information, academic program files, tracking student progress and database management; 2) monitoring course registration processes such as course sections and enrollment levels; processing of forms for course substitutions, permission, overrides and other record changes; 3) coordinating and/or developing general marketing, recruiting, and retention initiatives for the undergraduate Health Services Administration and graduate Health Administration programs by planning, organizing and attending all open houses, student orientations, majors fairs, information sessions, and similar events, including on campus, area campuses, healthcare employers, national meetings, and other appropriate sites (travel will be based upon programmatic need); 4) working with different modalities (i.e. online chat, email, virtual conferences, etc.) to communicate about the program to potential applicants; 5) meeting with parents or students interested in the HSA programs; 6) coordinating and designing all catalog changes, website updates, information sheet development and updates, and any other media representing the programs; 7) researching, coordinating, and assisting with the design and purchase of promotional items to market the programs; 8) assisting program directors with statistical reporting, catalog revisions, scheduling and coordinating advisory board meetings and maintaining the minutes for these meetings; 9) responsible for the recruitment, retention and graduation of students; 10) cultivating and maintaining relationships with alumni; and 11) assisting program directors with student retention efforts.

Application Process

The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF Online Recruitment System at No paper applications will be considered. A strong emphasis will be placed on fully completed applications.Applicants should complete the online application and submit the following: (1) a letter of interest indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a resume; (3) copy of transcripts; and (4) contact information for at least three references that have supervised the employee. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of hire date.NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. Applicants are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.For further questions about this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kourtney Nieves at University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Institution Information

Founded in 1963, the University of Central Florida (UCF) has enjoyed phenomenal growth in the years since and is one of the largest universities in the country with approximately 66,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Orlando, UCF has thirteen (13) colleges with thirty (30) doctoral programs and was identified as one of the top five “Schools to Watch” by U.S. News & World Report. The university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships, and offers the unique opportunity for collaborative research and work with dedicated community professions in a wide range of policy and management areas, both within and outside of academia. Additionally, UCF was named “Curricular Engagement and Outreach Partnership University” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Faculty at UCF also enjoy the region’s mild climate, natural beauty, area attractions and nearby beaches.

Additional Information

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Contact Information

Dr. Kourtney Nieves


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of academic advising at a higher education institution or experience with academic program accreditation.
  • Successful candidates should have effective interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to high-quality education.