Academic Advisor

Under general direction, positions in this classification advise students and prospective students on program specific academic and educational requirements and employment resources.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities (include, but not limited to):
1. Provide pre-enrollment services by sharing career and program information. Participate and engage prospective students through high school visits, Career Nights, Special Events and other activities.
2. Advise prospective, new and continuing students regarding registration, program completion, course selection, graduation requirements and transfer options.
3. Under supervision of Designated School Official, advise international prospective and current students on academic and personal matters related to international student status.
4. Administer and review academic status reports for current students and actively connect with the students to promote success in the classroom. Communication should be throughout the student's academic tenure and via multiple mediums.
5. Explain and interpret policies and procedures related to academic standing, general studies, course specific scores and prerequisites.
6. Facilitate the admission process and respond appropriately to prospective student inquiries regarding program types, registration, financial aid, assessment, transfer of credit, and advanced standing, etc.
7. Refer students with alternative learning needs to appropriate College resources.
8. Meet regularly with counselors. Make referrals to counselors when appropriate.
9. Attend appropriate meetings and participate as needed on College committees, task forces, and staff development activities.
10. Make classroom visits in regard to registration and program completion.
11. Regularly attend program department and advisory committee meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements:
1. Knowledge and understanding of functions in a higher education setting including student recruitment, admissions, financial aid counseling services, student academic issues, and academic standards.
2. Familiarity with career information, assessment, and measurement.
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
4. Knowledge of student development theory and practice.
5. Excellent human relations skills.
6. Ability to organize, establish, monitor, and communicate appropriate information to students and prospective students.
7. Ability to work with special population/at risk students.

Education and Experience Requirements:
1. Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Science, Social Services, or related field.
2. Two years of full time student service work experience in advising student/clients, providing career planning information, or providing placement services.



Supplemental Information:
Position Information:
This is a full-time, Professional Level A, 12-month per calendar year position. Hours will be scheduled Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Scheduled hours will also include some evenings and weekends for New Student Orientation and other special events, as well as early arrival (7:00 a.m.) for Registration. Salary is listed at the 2016-2017 rates. The Academic Advisor position is available immediately.

Application Details:
All applicants must attach the following to the completed on-line application for consideration, applications that do not have the required attachments will not be considered:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- Proof of Education (copy of your diploma or unofficial transcripts)

Interviews:
Selected candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews have tentatively been scheduled for the week of April 17th. Out of state candidates can choose to attend, or will have an option to use Skype. All candidates who are invited to the second interview MUST be in person. Travel will be reimbursed up to $300.00 (for the second interview only).