Bloch School Sr. Academic Advisor, 28488

UMKC Volker Campus
Jan 02, 2021
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Bloch School Sr. Academic Advisor, 28488
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35080
Hiring Department

Henry W. Bloch School of Management Student Services Office

Job Description


(Student Advising/Admission and Academic Standing)

The full-time academic advisor, under the supervision of the Bloch School Director of Student Services, is responsible for the following:

  1. Student contact and advising for undergraduate students that are pursuing degree programs, may occasional include graduate students.
    • Specific to position; a caseload of more than 400 undergraduate students.
    • Daily use of Pathway, Starfish Connect, Slate, WebNow, Plan My Degree degree audit, Microsoft Outlook, Access and Excel.
  2. Understand satisfactory academic progress, GPA adjustments, and probation to work with students that are facing academic challenges.
  3. Work with University College and faculty members to maintain early alerts, create success plans, and to-do lists on students using Starfish Connect.
  4. Attend regular academic advising forums to standardize practices with other academic units across campus.
  5. Create advising plans and strategic success plans for students that may need additional resources across campus.
  6. Paperwork and associated tasks related to student advising such as:
    • Form letters to cultural missions for international students looking to meet specific scholarship outcomes.
    • File and process petitions to departments within the Bloch School and UMKC to assist students with transfer coursework, overload in hours and other requests.
    • Critically analyze course material to determine course equivalencies for further consideration of transfer credit.
    • Interpret, analyze and explain Degree Audit Reports to students and teach them how to access and read such forms.
    • File maintenance, updating each student’s file to reflect current course work every semester.
    • Professionally communicate with departments across campus to process important documents such as major changes, GPA adjustments, transfer equivalencies etc.
  7. Coordination of tasks related to student admission:
    • Review of petitions from transfer students who fall below admission requirements. Determine appropriate contract/GPA requirements.
    • Access materials and provide decisions to Office of Admissions using Slate.
    • Communicate terms of admission to student.
    • Create event signage for graduation flow with other units and name cards for degree candidate.
  8. Coordinate communication and petition review for students who have been dismissed from the Bloch School
    • Notify student via UMKC email and US mail of dismissed status and any option to petition for reinstatement
    • Receive petitions and determine appropriate GPA contract for students approved for reinstatement
    • Prepare letter and contract for reinstated students; letter for dismissed students
    • Report all status changes to the Registrar’s Office and provide copies of all communication
  9. Provide informational support to Bloch School faculty and staff.
    • Provided professional customer care for any individual that calls or emails to general Bloch advising phone line or email account
    • Have a broad understanding of other campus resources and departments for both student and phone referrals
  10. Assist with special projects, e.g. commencements, orientations, etc.
    • Attend commencements and assist in various roles
    • Attend all transfer/freshmen orientations including weekends and evenings
    • Coordinate transfer/freshmen orientations with Bloch Advising team. This includes creating PowerPoint for students and families outlining degree requirements, Bloch School and UMKC services and policies and conducting presentations to students and guests at orientations.
    • Prepare individual degree evaluations for incoming students and provide major maps and program packets individualized to each student’s needs.
    • Notify students and adjust degree evaluation after AP/IB, transfer credit is received.
    • Monitor On-track/Off-track students, placing success holds on each student that is on-track; notifying and providing suggestions for alterations in schedules for off-track students.
    • Assist students in enrolling in courses
    • Attend and participate in Bloch specific strategic planning meetings and Bloch staff meetings to present department ideas and progress.
  11. Other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience in advising, counseling, admission or related role providing student services in higher education. Should have experience interpreting and explaining academic regulations and a desire to work with students. Candidates should possess excellent organizational and customer service skills, experience working with students. Baccalaureate degree required.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters preferred.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position


Minimum: $40,498

Maximum: $43,000

Application Deadline


Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

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