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Academic Advisor / Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning


University of Cincinnati

Date Posted:

Aug 14 2018 10:00PM

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Position Description

This position supports the undergraduate students within the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati by providing student-centered academic advising. This position provides academic advising, supports recruitment and retention efforts, assists with orientation, monitors degree audits for accuracy, and works with DAAP faculty and staff to maintain consistent academic program information.

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 (individual appointments, group advising, phone, email, etc.). 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.

Prospective and Transfer Student Advising: Support students in making transitions to DAAP from other university programs and vice versa. Provide students with in-person, email, 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 DAAP Student Advising: Meet with DAAP students who are at-risk academically and in jeopardy of not successfully completing their respective degree programs.

Team Member: Serve as a contributing member of the DAAP Dean's Office staff and provide general administrative student support services as needed. Participate actively in staff meetings and provide support, input, and feedback on student affairs programs and activities. Represent DAAP through active participation in university committees concerning advising. Serve as a departmental liaison with other offices and departments at the university as needed. May have administrative responsibility for one or more specialized functions.

Program Information Consistency: Maintain consistent curriculum information in printed and electronic form. Update degree audits to reflect curriculum changes. Update advising resources as necessary.

Recruitment and Orientation: Represent the college at various recruitment activities and programs and lead occasional presentations. Assist with freshman, transfer, and transition orientation. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.


Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Application Process: Complete an Applicant Profile and upload a copy of your CV/Resume, using, upload a copy of your Cover Letter that describes how you are uniquely qualified for this position, and a list of at least three (3) professional references including contact information.

Institution Information

The University of Cincinnati is a large, public, urban research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students. UC attracts students from all 50 of the United States and from 110 countries outside of the U.S. The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) is one of the most comprehensive schools of art and design in the U.S. Programs within DAAP are ranked among the very best in both a world and national class. DAAP has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,000 students. For more information, please visit and

Additional Information

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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Required Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications: 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates will have the ability to organize and effectively communicate complex information, apply creative solutions and problem solving, and exhibit a strong team orientation, flexibility, and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks. Skills needed also include: professionalism, analytical skills, listening/interpersonal communication skills, public speaking, conflict resolution, program development, time management skills, teaching/training, collaboration, good judgment, and computer skills with a variety of software (MS Office, BlackBoard, student information system, degree audit, etc.). Master’s degree preferred.