Professional Advisor

Success Center

To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
phone 859-344-3314
place Crestview Hills, KY


 Basic Purpose

This position is for a Professional Academic Advisor. The Professional Academic Advisor supports academic and intrusive advising with the goal of meeting the Thomas More University mission, aiding students in a timely path to graduation, and helping students be prepared for postgraduate opportunities. The professional advisor’s caseload consists primary advising to exploring students, as well as supporting students who are primarily advised by faculty. The Student Success Advisor reports directly to the Director of the Thomas More Success Center.


Core Competencies

        Knowledge of evidence-based practice of academic advising

        Excellent interpersonal, planning, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills

        Ability to work independently and efficiently

        Self-starter, entrepreneurial, resourceful, and action-oriented

        Life-long learner

        Ability to interact well with student, staff, faculty, and outside constituencies

        Meet deadlines


Principal Duties & Responsibilities


        Advising students on academic policies and procedures, course registration preparation, and resolving academic scheduling problems in concert with their primary faculty advisor

        Primary advising for exploring students and students transitioning majors

        Participate in orientation, welcome week, and advising activities

        Assist students in developing a personalized educational plan

        Assist students in developing skills to set and achieve intentional goals

        Monitor and support students to make choices leading toward degree completion in a timely fashion

        Aid in student retention

        Promote student awareness of campus resources

        Track metrics for student success related to advising

        Report assessment findings on an annual basis to appropriate stakeholders

        Support QEP on advising reporting

        Develop student and faculty workshops on advising

        Maintain understanding and implementation of current advising best practices 

        Design and implement a structure for disseminating advising successes

        Follow FERPA guidelines

        While working primarily during regular office hours, be regularly available for evening and weekend activities

        Engage in professional development


Education, Specialized and/or Technical Knowledge Requirements



o   5 years of experience working in higher education along with some higher education coursework completed; or a minimum of an Associates Degree

o   Experience working with teams

o   Knowledge of relevant technology including Microsoft Office applications, Canvas, and willingness to learn new software helpful to serving students with learning differences


o   At least 2 years of higher education advising and/or teaching experience

o   Experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds and academic abilities

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