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Academic Advisor

Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio
Salary commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

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Provides academic advice and counseling for first-year students. Collaborates with colleagues and other units to create, implement, assess and refine systems designed to support student retention


  • Work with first-year and second-year students to define and plan for achieving realistic educational goals.
  • Monitor student progress toward achieving educational and career goals.
  • Work with faculty and staff to develop and implement retention strategies, including intervention and early alert.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records showing the student’s major, career plans, and other related information.
  • Track and assure correction and updating of student academic records in Banner (e.g., to confirm that the major is accurately listed).
  • Collaborative in developing and implementing a seamless system for sophomores to transition to academic advising within their department.
  • Assure collaboration among related offices ( e.g., registrar assessment, career services) to track and assist students in meeting their academic goals.
  • Engage students in conversations about the University’s core values, with focus on the roles these values play in academic and life success.
  • Match students with appropriate academic support and counseling services.
  • Participate in University committees and projects related to student learning and academic success.
  • Participate in advising workshops and other professional development activities as they become available.
  • Review and approve students’ proposed class schedules.
  • Provide advising services for upper-class students during faculty absence.
  • Teach one section of USS 1000 or USS 1200 each semester.
  • Participate in outreach efforts to re-enroll students placed on academic suspension.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters’ degree in an academic discipline.
  • Previous advising or teaching experience at the college level.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, faculty and administrators.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that involves some evening and weekend duties. 


Central State University is a Historical Black University (HBCU) that prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research, and service. 

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