Posting Number: S01158P
Type of Appointment: FTF; Full-Time Fixed
Category: Professional (Non Faculty)
MSU Salary Grade: 525
Anticipated Employment Start Date
for Position: 08/16/2022
The Office of Retention at Morehead State
University is accepting applications for a full-time position as a Retention Specialist & Academic Advisor/Lecturer. The anticipated start
date is August 16, 2022.
Morehead State University is located in Morehead, KY, a designated Kentucky Trail Town, nestled
in the Daniel Boone National Forest, in close proximity to Cave Run Lake. This location provides opportunities for a wide-range of outdoor
recreation activities. Morehead State University is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World
Report. Additionally, Morehead State University is relatively close to a number of larger cities including Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY,
and Cincinnati, OH. Morehead State University delivers a strong and affordable education for friendly, ambitious students who thrive in a
student-focused learning environment defined by small class sizes and faculty committed to teaching and student
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Retention Specialist & Academic Advisor is a key member of the Office of
Retention who is 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, and
utilizes a case management approach to carry out holistic academic counseling activities for incoming and assigned students, including
career and educational planning, the monitoring/tracking of student academic progress, and the coordination of guidance to enhance students’
academic success, mental and physical health, financial literacy, and social engagement at Morehead State University. This position is also
responsible for teaching a success-oriented class such as FYS 101 – First Year Seminar.
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
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
SPONSORSHIP: This position is not budgeted for Visa Sponsorship.
State University is a comprehensive, regionally focused university providing high quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate
levels. The University has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. To apply, visit: https://moreheadstate.peopleadmin.com and complete the MSU Application for Employment along with a resume and the name
and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For
preferred consideration, apply by August 10, 2022. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about
our online application. Please contact Amanda Hogge, the search committee chair, at email@example.com for questions regarding this position. MSU is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to
The Academic Advisor reports to the Director of Retention & Academic
Advising. This position also interacts with other staff in the Office of Retention, the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education
and Student Success, college Deans, Associate Deans/Chairs, faculty and staff, and other units on campus that impact student
Long hours during peak periods, numerous interruptions from telephone calls,
student drop-ins and appointments and faculty/staff consultations. Job deadlines and processing an large amounts of forms and
Accept References: No
Minimum Requests: 0