The advisor reports to the Counseling Services Manager and is responsible for providing assistance to students in academic planning and course selection. The advisor works closely with the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center team and other departments to support student success. This position's location is divided between the Fox Valley Campus and Sugar Grove Campus, with other possible locations on occasion as needed.
Provide advising services to students, including course selection, degree audits and academic and transfer
Provide new student advising at Plano campus and other sites where needed. Assist with college-wide new student orientation programs.
Conduct initial intake process with students and refer to counselor for personal and career counseling as appropriate.
Provide transfer advising to students interested in attending four-year colleges and universities including assistance with application and transcript processing.
Conduct advising outreach and support for students via phone, email and in person.
Interpret assessment results and explain placement process to students.
Provide evaluations for transcripts as well as assessment scores.
Attend any workshops as directed by the Manager of Counseling Services.
Remain current on Waubonsee academic programs, college catalogs, transfer agreements and related materials and update colleagues as needed.
Req ID: req385
Job Title: Academic Advisor
Division: Student Development
Location: Varies between campuses
Grant Funded: No
Employment Type: Full-time Support Staff
Compensation Range: 19.96 - 19.96, starting pay, prior experience will be considered
Compensation Type: Hourly
Work Schedule: Varies
Work Hours: 40
Documents to be attached: Cover Letter-Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach all required documents when applying. Transcripts may be provided at interview.
Targeted Hire Date: 4/30/2018
Position Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Two years of successful experience in position involving public contact in an educational setting or social service/customer service setting required. Experience with case management is a plus.
Flexibility and ability to handle multiple priorities.
Excellent communication and human relations skills experience with diverse student populations.
Must be willing to work at more than one campus, work a minimum of one evening per week and two Saturday shifts per year.