First Year Advisor

Job description

First Year Advisor

Posting Number: 20110754
Job Category: Staff

Job Description Summary:
The First Year Advisor supports new students in making a successful transition to college by providing resources for success, engagement initiatives and advising so that new students become full members of the SMC community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise and register students for their first and second semester of classes and certificate programs.

  • Participate in new student onboarding events, such as New Student Orientation and Welcome Week.

  • Provide excellent service to all visitors in the Student Service Center: answering questions from students and guests, helping students with paperwork, and teaching students how to use SMC resources.

  • Utilize Banner Student Information System and other various software systems to enter overrides, collect and analyze data, and perform other key operations.

  • Participate in student retention efforts, including but not limited to: cohort management, resource workshops, engagement initiatives

  • Represent First Year Experience in a professional way during all interactions with students, parents, faculty, staff, and the general public. This representation includes, but is not limited to: meetings, events, face-to-face encounters as well as dialogue and commentary via phone, email, and social media.

    Required Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree

    Preferred Qualifications:
    -One year or more experience in higher education
    -Combination of education and experience commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position

    Other Information:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/21/2018
    Application Due: 1/16/2019
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