Academic Advisor First Year Student Success Hub

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Department: First Year Student Success Hub

Position Number: 30022155

Position Status: Regular

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday normally

Hours per


Months per Year

Commitment to Inclusive

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of
our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse
groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of

To provide academic advising, guidance, and support to students throughout the first year of study towards
full transition into an academic college.

As part of a holistic, coordinated care model, the advisor will utilize proactive academic
advising strategies toward goals of student retention, persistence, accomplishment, and success.

First Year Advisors hired into the
Student Success Hub will be supporting one of several designed “Clusters” themed around specific career areas. (Areas include: Arts,
Business, Education, Healthcare, Liberal Arts, STEM, (Science / Engineering / Technology /

Applicants selected for the interview process will be provided an opportunity to share career areas that interest them;
however, a key focus of the search committee for all First Year Advisor positions will be the common interest in supporting all first-year
students at the university.

Applicants do not need to have a background in a specific content area to apply or to be
selected for a specific cluster, and comprehensive onboarding and training will be provided to selected

Primary Responsibilities

First Year Advisors will work with a focused population
of first-year students under the general supervision of the Director of the First Year Student Success Hub and the daily supervision of the
Associate Director of the First Year Student Success Hub.

First Year Advisors have some latitude on advising appointments but are
tasked with objectives that are achieved through student-centered and proactive advising approaches designed to foster student

Objectives include:

  • Supporting the transition of first-year students from various
    backgrounds, starting at the point of admission to the university through the end of their first year
  • Providing onboarding
    assistance through the new student orientation process
  • Advising for course selection and scheduling
  • Following up with
    at-risk students
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of academic support programs
  • Creating student success strategies
    and outreach
  • Implementing the office’s assessment plan for advising student learning outcomes
  • Making appropriate
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date student records

Advising caseloads will be roughly 150-200 students to
allow for personalized support while utilizing resources from the Student Success Hub and campus resources to provide centralized support
and coordinated care.

The position will include the teaching of a UNV 101 course for
first-year students, to allow for student connection and support, and will be supported by an NKU Peer Coach.
(Current NKU students hired to provide peer mentoring). First Year Advisors will work as part of a team model
within their cluster which includes a Peer Coach, a Career Peer Coach, (focused on career services support), potential faculty mentors, and
other support personnel to support each NKU student in the cluster.

Each academic-themed cluster will also
be supported by a Senior Advisor, who will serve as a liaison to the Advising Center or advising unit within each college related to the
cluster theme, and partner with the First Year Advisor to support the caseload of students within the cluster.

Participation in
university-sponsored professional development programs, the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and
the Kentucky Academic Advising Association are encouraged.


Minimum and
Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications are a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of student support or
experience in a higher education setting.

Preferred qualifications are a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling,
Communication, Education, or other academic discipline with experience in academic advising. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate the
ability to articulate an understanding of student development theory, experience working with diverse and underrepresented student
populations. Other experiences could include working with first-year students, first-generation students, transfer students, and other
unique populations.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and exceptional communication skills are
required. Ability to work with diverse populations, strong teamwork skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks are also required.

All applicants must complete an online staff application and electronically attach a resume, cover letter, advising philosophy
statement, and a minimum of three references.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a
pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education: Master’s Degree

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree

Minimum Experience: 2 years

Salary: Minimum $40,307

Pay Grade: S69

Requisition Number:

Job Open Date: 08/01/2022

Open Until Filled: No

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