Program Advisor

Job description

Job Title:

Program Advisor

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

1B020:Ctr for Acad Res and Enrich Svcs

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Sitting, light lifting, and walking.


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? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Driver’s license preferred.

Deadline to Apply:


University 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time