Department Name: 18430:Ctr for Acad Resources & Enrichment Svcs
As a department in the Office for Institutional Diversity, the role of CARES is to employ a holistic approach to provide support services needed to ensure increased opportunities academic success and personal development of underrepresented students, increase enrollment, and improve retention and graduation rates. The Program Advisor Associate will execute high touch interventions to include College Life Coaching, academic progress sessions and activities in the form of individual and group meetings for underrepresented minority students; assist students in developing a plan for graduation; partner with college advisors regarding academic alerts; assist in student outreach making referrals and facilitating connections to campus resources. The Program Advisor Associate will track and maintain records of student participation in College Life Coaching, academic progress sessions, group meeting and activities; generate reports related to student retention and progress toward graduation and effectiveness of services and programs. The Program Advisor Associate will assist with planning and implementing enrichment and engagement programs within the department of CARES; partner with colleges and departments to establish and facilitate student relationships; and assist with the planning and implementation of the Freshman Summer Program.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of student development theories, advising, planning, organizing, project management, record keeping, efficient use of Microsoft Office software and general computer skills, leadership skills, listening, attention to detail, report preparation
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Degree in the following areas: Counseling, Higher Education, Student Services Administration; Social Work; Family Studies; or Psychology; Two or more years of experience working in higher education with an academic support program for underrepresented students
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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