University College Advisor II

Job description

TITLE: University College Advisor II                                                                                                        

DEPARTMENT: University College                                                          

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of University College


EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time                                                         

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt                                                     




University College at KSU services all student to provide seamless, robust, focused, and comprehensive educational support.  The UC advisor will join a team of outstanding individuals with diverse professional and personal backgrounds in the University College Advising Center who form a high-functioning community of practice.   The UC Advisor will provide personalized, on-on-one support in navigating the road to academic success, and staying on track towards degree completion.  Additionally, UC Advisors may provide instruction for KSU seminar courses, and assist with retention programming efforts.




Conduct personalized academic advising meetings to assist students with course selection and graduation plans tailored to their academic interests and goals.Assist with the selection of majors and the fulfillment of the curriculum requirements.Help students gain an understanding of the university Liberal Studies Core requirements.Assist with course selection and registration.Monitor academic progress.Assist with transition issues as needed and provide referral to campus resources.Assist with retention programming efforts.Act as a resource for campus constituencies and committees whose responsibilities related to student retention and, as appropriate, take a leadership role in retention initiatives.80% Advising; 20% Special Assignment.Represent the Advising Office and/or athe Center for Student Success at open houses, admission events, and other functions as necessary.Performs other site and position specific functions as assigned. 


OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned. 




  • Master’s degree (preferred)
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in Higher Education


  • Superior listening and critical thinking skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Experience with retention data collection and reporting
  • Working knowledge of postsecondary academic advising and retention strategies
  • Candidates should have the ability to become knowledgeable of the range of varied student services available, enrollment services, academic policies, requirements, and procedures of Kentucky State University
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills essential
  • Ability to initiate and maintain professional relationships with diverse groups, demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population including low-income, first-generation, students of color, disabled, underrepresented, older and non-traditional, and international students
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Basic skills in productivity software (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to collect, analyze and report retention related data
  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to interpret and communicate university policies, procedures, and associated federal and state regulations
  • Work staggered hours including evening hours during the work week as assigned


    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.




  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior and/or office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

  • KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/14/2021
    Application Due: 5/15/2021
    Work Type: Full Time