The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Center for Student Success at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications for an academic advisor. This position is responsible for advising students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; contribution to and participation in Big Blue Nation Orientations for freshman, transfer, and readmitted students; provide timely communication related to university and college deadlines; make responsible decisions regarding course recommendations towards degree requirements; provide academic probation counseling; promote internship, research, and study abroad opportunities; provide support to student success programs and efforts associated with student wellness, orientation, College Weekly, scholarship application review, and/or prospective student visits; and consistently live out the commitment to the college's tenants of excellence, competence, respect, flexibility, communication, and learning. This position will be involved in daily communications with students, parents, staff, faculty, off-campus constituents, and visitors. This position will work directly with students in the Agricultural Ecosystem Sciences, Entomology, Forestry, Horticultural Science, Natural Resource and Environmental Science, and Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems academic programs.
The University of Kentucky Office for Student Success operates from a student-centered foundation. We seek to build a strong community through the care of and concern for every member of Student Success. We cultivate an equity-minded working and learning environment where people are seen and valued. We strive to revolutionize student success practice through a culture of ingenuity, excellence, agency, and accountability.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
MA or MS or higher advanced degree.
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.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.