Job Positions

Retention Specialist and Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Office of Academic Advising and Retention


Morehead State University

Date Posted:

May 17 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Until Filled

Position Description

The Retention Specialist & Academic Advisor is a key member of the Office of Academic Advising & Retention responsible for implementing institutional campaigns to enhance student retention, and degree progression and completion. As part of regular duties, the Retention Specialist & Academic Advisor orients and encourages advisees toward student success behaviors.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration apply by May 31, 2019. To apply, visit:, complete the MSU Application for Employment, upload a cover letter and a resume with name and contact information for three references. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Institution Information

Morehead State University, located in Morehead, Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. MSU continues to strive toward becoming an even greater institution while making a lasting impact on the students of Eastern Kentucky and beyond. We are always looking for quality employees to help the University be the best public regional university in the South. We are accepting applications for a full-time position as a Retention Specialist & Academic Advisor in the Office of Academic Advising & Retention.

Contact Information

Michelle Barber, Director Office of Academic Advising and Retention


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and one year of relatable experience. High level of interpersonal, communication and creative problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. Proficiency with computer literacy and willingness to learn new applications. Ability to master a wide body of factual knowledge (e.g. interpreting academic program evaluations, discussing career options, etc.) with a high degree of accuracy and detail. Professional mindset with the ability to multitask, sound judgement, and the ability to work without immediate supervision. Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and to work collaboratively across unit/departmental lines.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred. Experience or degree in academic advising, counseling, student/career development, higher education, or related area, or in a discipline related to the job.