Position TitleAcademic and Career Advisor
DepartmentAcademic, Transfer & Career Advising
Union/Non UnionNon Union
Full Time or Part TimeFull Time
Hiring Salary Range$63,726/Annually
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)Fixed Term
Regular or TemporaryRegular
Job Description Summary
The Career and Academic Advisor is responsible for providing complete organizational information and services to students across a number of disciplines that may include admissions, financial aid, academic advising, career services, international students, and disability services. The Career and Academic Advisor provides professional-level career counseling and/or academic advisement and provides direct student assistance in career development activities. The Career and Academic Advisor is responsible for coordinating internal and external partnerships to enhance services; making referrals for resources to assist in the students’ career and educational success; and serving as the liaison between high schools, students, employers and the college.
- Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred in student personnel, education, psychology, human resources or related field.
- Minimum of two years full-time experience in the professional area.
- Experience in counseling, psychology or related field with an adult population.
- Must have supervised personnel and administered program directly related to the professional area for a minimum of two years.
CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.
- Thorough understanding of all certificate and associate programs.
- Knowledge of college and community resources including disability support services
- Knowledge of federal financial aid rules and regulations, state mandated requirements, transfer issues and articulation agreements, FERPA regulations, college policies and procedures, and relevant legislative changes.
- Fluent with Microsoft Office suite of applications as well as Starfish and Colleague (Datatel).
- Knowledge of theories and best practices in Academic Advising and retention.
- Customer service principles.
- Applicable student support programs, academic advising, and/or related programs.
- Program development and program management principles and practices.
- Career planning principles and practices.
- Community networking principles and practices.
- Diverse populations and cultures.
- Computers and related software applications.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Ability to serve diverse populations and cultures.
- Ability to work flexible hours including some evening and weekend hours consistent with student needs and college demands.
- Ability to review and analyze student needs and recommend appropriate success strategies and referrals.
- Ability to manage large amounts of information related to academic programs, college policies and procedures, and federal regulations.
- Project management skills.
- Strong organizational and administrative skills and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities and maintain flexibility.
- Demonstrated leadership practices and ability to think strategically to support change and innovation.
- Experience with advising students on academic and career issues.
- Excellent customer relations skills and the ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship.
- Public speaking skills including the ability to engage groups as a part of workshops and structured presentations.
- Ability to extract, analyze and interpret data.
- Ability to work independently with little supervision.
- Ability to prioritize work requirements and demonstrate independent decision making.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public.
- Coordinating student support programs or services.
- Planning and developing programs.
- Researching service delivery methods.
- Must be available to work Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and one late night a week (12 noon to 8:00 pm).
- Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
- Must be flexible with respect to work schedule an site location.
- Additional hours will be required during peak registration time. No annual leave granted in January and August.
- Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
- As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Open Until FilledNo