The Educational Advisor supports student success, completion and retention through direct work with students and by serving as a member of the Career and Counseling Center staff. The Educational Advisor will provide academic advising, academic planning, transfer advising, and participate in additional programs and services to assist students in navigating the College and their academic program. The position functions as a paraprofessional to the academic counselor, performing assigned duties which do not require the professional competencies of certified professional.
The Educational Advisor is also responsible for informing students of available College resources and eligibility requirements, and referring students to appropriate campus resources in order to resolve problems with education programs and personal issues. Other concerns, such as personal and career counseling, changes in College policies and procedures, or unusual circumstances are to be referred to counseling faculty.
Primary responsibilities include but not limited to: -
- Provide academic advisement to new and returning students in various forums
- Create and modify student Academic Plans.
- Participate in and assist with scheduling and management of Orientation programs.
- Provide transfer advisement to students interested in transferring to other colleges and universities.
- Assist in updating, development and maintenance of transfer materials and resources.
- Assist in coordinating and implementing transfer events, including transfer fairs, transfer information tables, and transfer information week activities.
- Help maintain Career resources in the Career and Counseling Center to include the computer resources.
- Assist in the College's Early Alert program
- Assist with Retention activities
- Assist at off-campus centers providing academic advisement, transfer events and other student services, as needed.
- Assist students in using career and transfer resources
- Assist counselors in workshops and other methods of providing career and transfer information.
- Perform other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate must have: -
- Ability to work two (2) evenings per week required.
- Flexible hours for evening programs and services on an as needed basis
- Associate Degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred.
- One (1) year of experience in a community college setting preferred
- Ability to work with a diverse student population
- Valid driver's license and ability to travel to multiple campuses.