Centralized Advising Academic Advisor, 78408

UMKC Volker Campus
May 01, 2021
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Centralized Advising Academic Advisor, 78408
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36501
Hiring Department

Centralized Advising (Roo Advising)

Job Description

The Office of Student Success, Centralized Advising is looking for Academic Advisors to join our Roo Advising Team.

Roo Advising is UMKC’s exciting new advising model. Roo Advising is a proactive, personalized, and comprehensive advising experience designed to ensure students understand the requirements for their chosen degree programs, have a clear path to graduation, and are engaged with faculty mentors to prepare for graduate and professional school or employment opportunities.

The successful applicant will prioritize the advisor-student relationship and will work proactively to provide guidance and support for students to make informed choices to reach their goals and complete their degree with maximum efficiency and success. In addition, the applicant will have a strong commitment to professional development, utilizing the resources and programming made available to continue to build skills and gain knowledge related to this career path. Lastly, the Academic Advisor will live UMKC’s Culture of Care through their advising practice and interactions not only with students but by extension to all members of our UMKC Community.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • developing an advising relationship that supports student’s interests, experience, values, and skills
  • holding regular advising appointments
  • working with students to build their proficiency in using related technology such as Pathway, Canvas, UMKC Connect, and PlanMyDegree
  • proficient user of UMKC Connect, prioritizes utilization through regular engagement, accurate advising notes and timely use of and follow up on early alert activity
  • monitoring enrollment and academic progress
  • working with students who may need additional support or who are returning to good academic standing
  • working to support retention initiatives
  • attending weekly team meetings, advisor trainings, Advisor’s Forum
  • assisting with Walk-In Advising
  • working on team projects as assigned
  • seeking regular opportunities to participate in advancing knowledge and skills as relate to advising, including working to identify areas for improvement, problem-solving, project development and implementation
  • participation through service to advising, students, UMKC, and community
Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree is preferred, as well as 2 - 3 years of experience in student services and/or academic advising desirable.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefit-eligible


$35,194 - $40,000

Application Deadline


Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references) 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.).

If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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