Advisor/ Distance Coordinator

Miami University Hamilton, OH

Regional Student Services (Hamilton Campus):  Advisor and Distance Coordinator to serve as professional advisor primarily dedicated to recruiting, orienting, and advising students in the Small Business Management major.  Representing Miami’s Commerce program at partner community colleges through student advising and transfer fairs.  Work with community colleges where Commerce transfer agreements exist, and in particular the advising staffs at these colleges; regularly meet with advising and other key personnel at these colleges, represent Miami at College Fairs at partner community colleges by presenting information about the major to prospective students and their families; providing accurate and current curricular information for admitted students in majors within Commerce, including new, transfer and continuing students; assisting in academic planning and connecting advisees to appropriate university resources for both on-campus and e-campus students; offering targeted academic advising outreach for Commerce majors who take only online courses, and for those on partner Ohio campuses, maintaining regular contact with partner community colleges advisors; facilitating academic intervention outreach efforts for at-risk Commerce students on academic probation and warning, and also provide mid-term grade outreach, focused on retention and improved academic standing; assisting with the academic petition process for transfer credits and academic actions; collaborating, supporting, and participating in recruitment and retention initiatives, which include, but are not limited to: the Office of Admission during campus visit programs, Career Services and Professional Development, providing academic advising during Orientations (May-Aug and Dec-Jan), serving as an advising resource for Commerce faculty, teaching a first-year experience course, UNV 101: I am Miami; other duties as assigned by the Director of Advising or Chair of the Commerce Department. 

Require:  Master’s degree must be earned by the start date. At least 1-year experience, post baccalaureate, in academic advising and/or related student development programs in a university or community college setting. Relevant experience gained during a graduate program may also apply. Must have a high level of organizational and self-starting skills. Must demonstrate commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, both domestic and international.  Excellent written and oral communication (including public speaking), interpersonal, collaborative skills, and technological skills. Requires an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff. Valid driver’s license and automobile for reliable transportation, ability to lift 10-30 pounds of advising materials for campus visits. Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship. 

Desire:   Master’s degree preferred in student affairs, higher education, college student personnel, counseling, business, or related field; e
xperience advising or working in a related field; an understanding of transfer credits and articulation agreements, student development theory and an understanding of the purpose and advantages of a liberal arts education; experience with customer relations, working with community colleges and/or community-based organizations, and business/industry officials. Familiarity with advising tools such as DARS,, EAB SSC-Campus, and SCT Banner. 

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of three references to

Inquiries may be directed to Kelli Bray at
[Click Here to Email Your Resumé]; however all applicants must apply to the link provided.  Screening of applications will begin July 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. 

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is firmly committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University
does not permit and takes action to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of  sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. Miami University immediately investigates and takes disciplinary and/or remedial action when appropriate. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or by phone at (513) 529-3560. Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

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