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Academic Advisor, Psychological Science

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Working Title Academic Advisor, Psychological Science Department Psychological Science Compensation Title Position Number 30022930 Position Status Regular Work Schedule
8:15 – 4:30 with occasional evening and weekends to assist with recruitment events. Hours per Week 37.5 Months per Year 12 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
To advise undergraduate majors and minors in the department of Psychological Science. Primary Responsibilities
  • Advise majors and minors in Psychological Science, including new students, current majors, transfer students, as well as potential students. Assist in planning and implementation of academic advising. Assist students in developing a clear path to reach their educational and career goals, including connecting the skills of the Psychology major with the needs of the job market. Deal with placement, transfer, graduation and other degree-path issues and refer students to appropriate resources as needed. Assist in short and long term schedule planning.
  • Working closely with the Department Chair, help develop and assist the department with program recruiting and retention activities such mentoring student groups and peer mentors.
  • Collaborate with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center and NKU offices such as admissions, graduate programs, new student orientation, Educational Outreach, Student Success Hub, recruitment and retention efforts and others as needed in academic affairs and student affairs.
  • Plan, present and assist with department of Psychological Science recruiting efforts including Norse Days, Black and Gold Days, and other department and university recruitment efforts.
  • Maintain documentation of appointments, advising and related activities. Generate and disseminate student reports using the university information systems.
  • Become a Master Advisor. Attend regular trainings, conferences and educational events to stay current on NKU policies and best practices in academic advising.
  • Transitioning new students into the Psychological Science program.
  • |Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • 2 years of related experience required preferably advising undergraduate university students
  • Proficiency with office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Access); ability to learn complex software systems (e.g. SAP, Navigate and Tutor Track) quickly. Ability to learn, understand, and articulate the requirements, culture, and skills developed in the Psychology major.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and professionalism; strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and collaborative skills and ability to deal successfully with diverse populations.
  • Must be able to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law. Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree Preferred Education Master's Degree Minimum Experience 2 years Salary $41,000 - $46,000/annually Pay Grade S69

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2022S1678 Job Open Date 08/10/2022 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  2. Please describe your Academic Advising philosophy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe your experience working with diverse prospective students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. What is your highest level of education?
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree or higher
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
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