Program Advisor

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Posting Details

Job TitleProgram AdvisorRequisition NumberRE24988Working TitleDepartment Name1B020:Ctr for Acad Res and Enrich SvcsWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level44Salary Range$41,475-66,373/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time.


Monday through Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm (40 hours/week); and occasional nights and weekends.

Job Summary

Through academic progress sessions, the Program Advisor will advise Underrepresented Minority students, as well as students receiving the William C. Parker scholarship on academic, career, personal and social issues. Conduct and execute individual and group sessions. Expand outreach to students to include conducting Academic Progress Sessions and CARES info sessions at campus locations outside of the CARES office. Assist students in developing a plan for graduation and/or a plan to overcome obstacles when needed that may affect retention and progression toward graduation. Make referrals and facilitate connections to campus resources. Partner with college advisors to follow up with students on academic alerts and /or personal concerns and resolve identified issues. Plan and implement enrichment / engagement programs to include, developing workshops to meet student’s needs, partnering with other campus departments on programming and/or promoting programs to students. Assist with the planning and implementation of Summer Bridge Initiatives, to include participation in student selection, informational meetings, and assisting with social and cultural activities. Assist with University recruitment events to promote and market Summer Bridge Initiatives as well as CARES services and programs. Track and maintain records of student participation in Academic Progress Sessions and group meetings, academic support services and enrichment / engagement activities. Generate end of semester reports that will be used to evaluate student retention and progress toward graduation as well as effectiveness of services and programs.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows, MS Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/Experience

Driver’s license preferred.

Deadline to Apply10/26/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which best describes your experience in academic/student support counseling?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * Please choose the answer that best describes your paid work experience developing and facilitating workshops and/or enrichment programs.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Describe your experience working with students from underrepresented minority populations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 10/20/2020
Application Due: 10/29/2020
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