Undergraduate Academic Advisor (First Year)

Highland Heights - Kentucky (KY), 41076

Northern Kentucky University

Job Description:

To provide academic advising, guidance and support to Teacher Education students throughout the first year of study. Advisor will utilize holistic and proactive academic advising strategies towards goals of student retention, persistence, accomplishment, and success.

Primary Responsibilities

The First Year Advisors will work with a focused population of first year Teacher Education students under the supervision of the Director of Norse Advising and with guidance from the Advising Director of the College of Education. The First Year Advisor has some latitude on advising appointments, but are tasked with objectives that are achieved through student-centered and proactive advising approaches designed to foster student success.

Objectives include providing intrusive follow-up with at risk students by effectively managing advising caseload, assisting with the planning and delivery of academic orientation programs, creating student success strategy and programming, implementing the office’s assessment plan for advising student learning outcomes and maintaining accurate and up-to-date student records.

Advising caseload will work with students from the College of Education, while utilizing resources from Norse Advising Center to provide centralized support. Provides support and programming to students experiencing personal and academic challenges, and refers students to support services as needed for all first year students from the College of Education.

Participation in university-sponsored professional development programs, the National Academic Advising Association and the Kentucky Academic Advising Association is encouraged.


Master’s degree with a minimum of two years academic advising 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. Experience working with first year, first generation, or students in educational professions.

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 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

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