ADVISING SPECIALIST, Advising & Career Services
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION: Assist students in setting and achieving appropriate educational and career
goals and to provide students encouragement and personal support. Services include academic advising, career
services, orientation, and educational planning. This position receives general supervision from the Associate Director,
Advising and Career Services and exercises no supervision. NOTE: This is a security sensitive position and an
appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Mastcollege or university.
Experience: More than one year of professional work experience.
Education: higher education, counseling, or social work.
Experience: Professional experience in academic, career or personal counseling setting. Professional experience in
higher education setting.
SELECTION CRITERIA: *Attach a brief statement addressing how you acquired each of the following
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities through your education, personal experience or previous employment:
Knowledge of: 1. Student Development theory and strategies to foster student success. 2. Academic and career
counseling techniques, methods, and procedures. 3. General educational systems requirements. 4. College policies and
procedures regarding admission standards and educational program requirements. 5. Basic computer programs. Skills
in: 6. Interpersonal relationships, demonstrating ability to establish and maintain caring, inclusive relationships with
students and colleagues. 7. Communication, demonstrating ability to concisely, and assertively interact and collaborate,
both orally and in writing, with students and colleagues. 8. Active listening, demonstrating ability to empower and
respect diverse perspectives presented by students and colleagues. 9. Problem solving, demonstrating ability to
equitably serve unique needs of students and colleagues. 10. Inquiry, demonstrating ability to learn and adapt services
according to the needs of students and colleagues. 11. Organization, demonstrating ability to manage multiple complex
tasks concurrently. 12. Leadership, demonstrating ability to serve students and colleagues with professionalism and
integrity. Ability to: 13. Advise students regarding coursework needs to meet educational program requirements and
achieve individual long-term career goals. 14. Interpret standardized tests/scores. 15. Interpret and apply federal, state,
and college policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. 16. Maintain confidentiality and sensitive information. 17. Serve
students respectfully and professionally, maintaining appropriate boundaries with students. 18. Establish and maintain
collaborative, caring relationships with students and colleagues. 19. Communicate with students and colleagues clearly,
concisely, and assertively, both orally and in writing, while fostering a supportive, relational environment. 20. Determine
specific needs of individual students and provide appropriate support and resources. 21. Provide academic and career
coaching support in a variety of situations and environments.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Desk work; occasional field trips e.g. for college or program activities. Insignificant effort other
than normal movement. Minimal Hazard/Exposure: Standard office setting. At least minimal environmental controls to
assure health and comfort.
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, vacation, holidays. Eligible employees and dependents may
take college courses tuition free. Participation in Medicare Part A, but not Social Security (FICA).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to the Human
Resources Office, McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive, Waco, Texas 76708, Telephone 254/299-8611,
Fax 254/299-6237, or Email [email protected] . . Finalists may be required to participate in an In-Basket
Exercise. Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm
the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify. Finalists may
be required to participate in an In-Basket Exercise. Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
MCC Employment Application
KSA Statement (See Selection Criteria)
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