Academic Advisor

Posting Details

Working Title Academic Advisor Department CHHS Advising Center Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Position Number tbd Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

The College of Health and Human Services ( CHHS ) is accepting applications for an Academic Advisor position. This is a temporary faculty appointment. The Academic Advisor will provide academic advising, guidance and support to undergraduate and graduate students. The Advisor will utilize holistic and proactive academic advising strategies towards goals of student retention, persistence, accomplishment, and success.

Primary Responsibilities

The Academic Advisor will:

Conduct individual advising appointments primarily with CHHS students in undergraduate and graduate online programs. This advisor will primarily serve students in our 100% ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING ( MSN ), POST MSN, NURSE PRACTITIONER ADVANCEMENT, AND DOCTORATE IN NURSE PRACTITIONER ( DNP ) programs. However, caseloads may change as needed depending on the needs of the Advising Center.

Provide personal and professional communication (face-to-face meetings, email, phone calls, Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams,etc.) to undergraduate and graduate students on advising issues and questions.

Collaborate with other Advisors and staff in the CHHS Advising Center, Dean’s Office, and other departments within the college and across NKU .

Engage in placement, transfer, graduation, and other degree-path issues of students to ensure student success.

Generate and disseminate data reports form SAP and other university sources of information as needed.

Collaborate on admissions, orientation, recruitment and retention events sponsored by Academic Affairs/Student Affairs, and the college.

Attend Admissions’ events, student-focused outreach events, and relevant college/career fairs in the region.

Serve CHHS and NKU committees as appropriate to the duties/responsibilities of the position.

Participation in university-sponsored professional development programs, the National Academic Advising Association and the Kentucky Academic Advising Association is encouraged.


Master’s degree; preferred degree in Education, College Student Personnel, or Counseling.

Candidate should have successful experience with multi- cultural, ethnic, and racial student and other underrepresented populations.

Additionally, candidates should demonstrate the ability to articulate an understanding of student development theory.

Experience working with online students or students in health- related professions is preferred.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and exceptional communication skills are required. Candidate should have strong teamwork skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks.

All applicants must complete an online staff application and electronically attach resume, cover letter, advising philosophy statement, and a minimum of three references.

Resume review will begin 11/02/2020.

Any candidate offered this position is required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education Master's Degree Preferred Education Master's Degree
Requisition Number 2021F519 Job Open Date 01/19/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. References
  4. Advising Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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