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Williams College of Business Academic Advisor 998589

Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

The Williams College of Business at Xavier University is seeking a talented candidate for the position of Academic Advisor with a specific focus on first-year and at-risk undergraduate business students. The successful candidate will serve as a professional advisor under the student success model and collaborate with faculty, success coaches, career development, financial aid, and disability access/resources to help business students reach their academic and career goals. This position will work alongside the Assistant Director for Advising & Programs and report to the Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Williams College of Business.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES - Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide individualized academic advising to current and prospective undergraduate business students with specific emphasis on first-year and at-risk student populations .
  • Assist the Assistant Dean and WCB Undergraduate Office with registration, graduation checkouts, add/drop, change of major/minor, waitlist, waiver-sub, and override processes.
  • Develop workshops/training for first-year students prior to fall and spring advising and registration. Help students better understand program requirements, curriculum, co-curricular, and degree progression policies. Educate students on how to utilize online tools such as DegreeWorks, Banner Self-Service, etc.
  • Identify and communicate with at-risk students based on mid-term and end-of-semester grades. Develop outreach strategies and referrals and monitor their progress.
  • Counsel first year and at-risk students on class selection, academic majors/minors, study skills, time management, course sequencing, and more.
  • Connect students to campus resources that support and aid retention, progression, and academic success (such as Office of Student Success, Writing Center, Math Lab, Health & Counseling, Career Development, etc.).
  • Encourage students to engage in experiential learning that enhances their academic and career goals. Guide students on how activities such as internships, study abroad, etc. can fit into their four-year plan.
  • Work directly with university departments (Registrar’s Office, Bursar, Student Success Center, Accessibility and Disability Services, Financial Aid, Mentoring Program, Health & Wellness/McGrath, TRIO, Athletics, etc.) and Deans to assist students with day-to-day issues related to registration, degree completion, or academic success.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as higher education, student development, counseling, business, etc.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience--work in higher education preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and maintain confidentiality.
  • Aptitude to learn new software and systems.
This is an hourly pay position working 37.5 hours per week. The hourly rate is $23 - $24 per hour plus health insurance, wellness, retirement, and tuition benefits.

Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio is part of a 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts tradition with a strong commitment to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity . These values are central to our mission . We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is unreservedly committed to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

We are strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests. Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University’s website. Candidates are asked to include with their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will start on June 25, 2024 . Applications will be accepted until the position closes at the University’s discretion.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options to meet the financial, education, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees their eligible dependents.

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