University Transfer Advisor

  • TITLE: University Transfer Advisor

    DEPARTMENT: Student Success

    REPORTS TO: Director of Student Success


    CLASSIFICATION: Staff-12 months


    LOCATION: On-Site-Main Campus



    PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The purpose is to assist students in successfully transitioning from a community college/two-year institution or four-year college or university to Kentucky State University. The role involves providing guidance, support, and information to help students make informed decisions about their academic paths and transfer options, enhance and facilitate student engagement strategies and student leadership development initiatives, as part of a comprehensive effort to improve student success.

    SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: This is a professional position responsible for transfer and academic advising, coaching, and providing academic interventions with college transfer students. The transfer advisor will perform activities that will assist transfer students in their transition from application at KSU through degree completion. This position must be able to interpret student needs and provide individualized services and supports.

  • Responsible for providing information and services in support of students transferring to baccalaureate programs. Providing consultative services, attending events with prospective students, and responding to email and phone inquiries.
  • Maintain and build relationships with Kentucky Community Technical College Systems (KCTCS) institutions and satellite campuses within the assigned geographical region to recruit students.
  • Collaborate with admissions, financial aid, registrar and bursar office to create a seamless enrollment process for transfer students.
  • Provide academic counseling for transfer students in the pre-enrollment stage, academic coaching and transition support.
  • Collaborate with other student-facing units to ensure successful transition to KSU.
  • Collaborate with KCTCS partner institutions to develop, implement, and maintain student pathways.
  • Assist with Transfer Student Orientation Days and onboarding of transfer students.
  • Works with Director of Academic Advising and Career Services with the coordination and implementation of special events including Transfer Day, College Fair, and Career Day, including arranging presenters/exhibitors, institutional information, attendance, and logistics.
  • Participate in professional development activities to stay current on best practices in the advising community on transfer students, credit issues, orientation programs, resources, transfer students with special needs, assessments, and discipline.
  • Travel and work outside of normal hours will be required on occasion.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree or higher with at least two years of experience in an academic advising, enrollment management or other student services experience with a working knowledge of the structure of higher education.


  • Knowledge of transfer articulation processes
  • Knowledge of applicable University practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of scope, guidelines, and operation of departmental or unit program.
  • Knowledge of basic word processing software and the ability to operate standard PC/PC software applications, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Knowledge of general office procedures
  • Knowledge of record-keeping procedures
  • Knowledge of student success strategies
  • Knowledge of the needs of transfer students
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to respond to several demands at one time in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain records and safeguard confidential information.
  • Ability to work with individuals from various backgrounds.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTY: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

  • KENTUCKY STATE UNVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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