Academic Advisor

POSITION PURPOSE:

Reporting to the Dean of Students on the main campus in Corsicana, the Academic Advisor will be responsible for providing academic advising, career counseling, and mentoring to a diverse population of college students.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides academic advising, mentoring, class scheduling, and registration assistance for students.
  • Assists students through a student-centered, holistic advising model that contributes to student success and which entails career exploration, intervention strategies, and holistic student development.
  • Provides advising for students with regard to educational, career, and course options.
  • Assists students with career exploration and identification of related majors/fields of study.
  • Advises students on academic programs so they reach goals such as program completion, graduation, and successful university transfer.
  • Provides educational and personal development assistance and refers students to appropriate agencies as needed.
  • Follows up on faculty referrals, Early Intervention Referrals, advising contacts, etc.
  • Assists with tracking and compiling program/student learning outcomes.
  • Maintains familiarity with programs and services on and off campus in order to provide students with sufficient resources to appropriate agencies.
  • Assist students in identifying university transfer course equivalents and in utilizing university departmental contacts to facilitate transfers successfully.
  • Assist university representatives with coordination of on-campus visits.
  • Communicates with other institutions to maintain an up-to-date store of information for current students.
  • Assists with special campus programs.
  • Teaches the First Year Experience course.
  • Represents the College in the Community at job fairs, high school programs, and other Community events as needed.
  • Networks with other departments to maintain updated information on programs and career options.
  • Prepares and presents educational seminars as needed.
  • Sponsors a club or student organization.
  • Serves on college committees as assigned/invited.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with recruiting, training, and supervising qualified work-study students as needed.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Required

  • Master’s degree in counseling or related field.

Preferred

  • Minimum one (1) year experience in an advising position.
  • Previous school and/or college work experience.
  • LPC preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship, communication, organizational, and promotional skills required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the Spanish language is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals coupled with interaction with community leaders, city, county, and school officials, administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to utilize computer technology to access information, to maintain records, to generate reports and to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Capable of handling multiple responsibilities.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and the ability to function as a team player.
  • Willingness to work in a busy environment with numerous interruptions.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and an occasional weekend if called upon.
  • Willingness to work 11 months of the year with off-time and vacation taken only during selective times of the year, based upon College calendar, needs of the students and the institution, and supervisor’s advance approval.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Variances from regular working hours may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
  • Busy working environment with numerous interruptions.

REPORTS TO:  Dean of Students

SALARY:  Commensurate with Education and Experience (This is an 11 month position to be paid over 12 months annually)

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:  Open Until Filled