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Academic Advisor - TRiO SSS Classic

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The salary minimum for this position is $38,812.00 annually (paid on an hourly basis) Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Working Title
Academic Advisor - TRiO SSS Classic

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Position Type
Staff Full-time

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Job Summary

Aims Community College at a Glance:
Aims Community College, locally governed, locally funded, is a debt-free and progressive community college with centralized administrative services located on the Greeley Campus, which supports three additional locations. Situated on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, and enjoying 300+ days of sunshine a year, Aims Community College is student success oriented and prepares students for success in more than 200 degree and certificate programs. You are not just a number here at Aims Community College, our wonderful Staff, Faculty, and Administration work as a team to ensure excellent service and offer the most affordable tuition in the front range.

The Academic Advisor will be responsible for assisting with recruiting and welcoming participants into the program, assessing participant needs, providing academic advising, career counseling and financial aid counseling, and coordinating transfer services to four-year institutions. This position will provide assistance to participants with financial aid acquisition and transfer processes and will also serve as a liaison to key institutional offices such as Admissions and Student Financial Assistance. The Advisor will be responsible for creating, implementing and facilitating workshops pertaining to college success. The advisor is also responsible for monitoring, tracking and reporting on student's status as well as maintaining accurate student records and assisting with timely institutional and federal reporting requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Pre-Semester Program Orientation: academic and social preparation: Pre-semester program orientation is directly tied to academic and social preparation. The pre-semester program orientation serves as a key juncture and retention tool for students entering Aims, allowing program participants to develop cohesion among cohort participants and with the SSS-Classic program.

TRiO Target Programming: Included in these services are Social Justice and Inclusion Workshops, Strengths Quest Community Development, Human2Human Diversity Events, and exposure to cultural events not usually available to disadvantaged students.

Financial Systems Advising: This component of the SSS-Classic program will increase students' financial literacy knowledge and habits, support students when making decisions about student loans, and help students learn about scholarship opportunities.

Next Steps Advising: This component of the program focuses on transfer and career support to increase retention and help students matriculate to a four-year institution. Next Steps Advising will help first-year students determine a potential academic and career path(s); create an education plan; research four-year college/university options.

Intensive Academic Advising: Intensive advising plays the most important role in student retention during the first year. This project will employ a STEM-based intensive advising model, which requires students to meet with their academic advisor/counselor a minimum of five times per semester. Including the following: interpret assessment scores and place students into correct courses for selected programs of study. Keep accurate log notes that reflect the discussion and essential information conveyed to students. Teach students how to register online and use Web services features. Refer students to appropriate resources on campus based upon their needs (e.g. orientation, disability access, etc.) Review student transcripts to determine testing needs and course selection.

Program Director to select clients by assisting to develop forms, processes and correspondence that will facilitate the recruitment of participants.

Assist with marketing the program to potential students, parents, guidance personnel and community agencies by conducting information sessions, speaking to individual students and groups, and maintaining contact with faculty and personnel in various student service offices on campus.

Assist with the review of applications, transcripts and standardized tests for potential participants. Assist with the interview process of new applicants. Assist with the process of selecting participants who meet the eligibility guidelines in the grant

Maintain accurate student records. Collaborate with core grant staff to monitor and track student status and progress in order to demonstrate achievement of the grant objectives and meet the needs of documentation for the Annual Performance Report (APR).

Keep notes about meetings with students and document time spent with students.

Ensure that student files are complete with required applications, transcripts, test scores, etc. to demonstrate eligibility requirements.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a part/full-time basis.

1. Bachelor's degree in psychology, education, counseling or related field, plus one (1) year of advisement experience working with low-income, first-generation and/or students with disabilities in higher education, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
2. Working knowledge of admissions, financial aid, and issues specific to the populations targeted by the SSS program.
3.Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with faculty, campus officials, staff, community organizations, other agencies, and students from diverse backgrounds.
4. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
5. Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
6. Valid Colorado driver's license and insurability.
7. Ability to lift 25 pounds.
8. Experience in working with ethnically diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree strongly preferred.

Experience with SSS or similar programs highly desirable.

Individuals with similar background to targeted populations will be encouraged to apply.

Bilingual in Spanish/English.

Work Hours
Full-time, Monday - Friday

Posting Date

Closing Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
• The Application is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.
• Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the "Work Experience" section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
• Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.

• If an Application is considered "Incomplete", the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
• An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
• An Application is incomplete if "see resume" (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

• When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the "Required Documents" section of the posting.
• Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.

Employment Specifications
Valid Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice: Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, marital status or disability. The goal of Aims is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.

Employment Requirements
Screening/Selection: All applicants may apply on line at jobs.aims.edu. If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.

Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.
Please be prepared to submit the following if required:

• Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements,
• Resume,
• Diversity Statement (your personal statement on diversity),
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only) and,
• Transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts will be required if hired.

o Faculty: Applicants must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org) or Association of International Credential Evaluators (www.aice-eval.org) lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

All application materials become the property of Aims Community College. All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.aims.edu/postings/2945

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * For recruitment statistics, please list where you found this job posting.
    • Aims Website
    • Internal Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • HigherEdjobs - Diversity and Inclusion
    • HigheEdjobs.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • LinkedIn
    • Dice.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Latpro.com
    • Facebook
    • DiversityWorking.com
    • Denver Post
    • Greeley Tribune
    • Local Newspaper Ad
    • ACCT Executive Search
    • Weld County Employment Service
    • Other Source
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Ed.D.
    • PHD
    • Professional Degree
  3. * The application instructions and information section on the application states that you must clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, etc. in the "Work Experience" section on the application. Please acknowledge that you have read and understand what is expected and that the initial review of applications will focus only on what is listed in the Work Experience section and not other required documents such as your resume.
    • Yes, I meet the minimum qualifications and have documented this in the Work Experience section.
    • No, I do not meet all of the minimum qualifications however I have documented my experience in the Work Experience section.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcripts
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document
  3. Certifications





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Posted: 2/22/2018
Application Due: 3/8/2018
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