Academic Advisor

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Posting Number: 0000860 Job Title: Academic Advisor PS Position#: 00000688 Position Status: Full-Time Salary: Starting salary range of $44,692 - $49,161 is based on the Lee College Administrative/Administrative Support Salary Scale, C42. Placement on scale is commensurate with education and experience. Classification: Administrative Department: Counseling Center POSTING TEXT

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Advise students and community members on issues pertaining to the admission process, financial aid eligibility, career exploration, transferability of courses, and related academic concerns. Make referrals to inside/outside agencies as necessary.

Lee College Advising/Counseling Center duties:
Academic Advisors advise prospective, new, returning, continuing, and/or high school students which may include the following duties/activities:

  • Assist with the admission process.
  • Determine Texas Success Initiative obligation based on TAKS, THEA, Accuplacer, or other approved test.
  • Implement state and institutional policies and procedures.
  • Interpret test scores.
  • Provide degree path/plans and explain degree and certificate programs.
  • Evaluate unofficial transcripts for transferability of coursework.
  • Assist with registration to include teaching students online processes, course selection, data entry, etc.
  • Assist with resolution of academic issues as an advocate for students.
  • Provide group advising and/or group registration stations.
  • Coordinate and facilitate student orientation, financial aid workshops, and mandatory second semester advising.
  • Assist in identifying and developing innovative strategies to support students from marginalized student populations to improve persistence and completion.
  • Work cooperatively with faculty to identify needed early interventions.

Caseload Assignment:

  • Advise Early College High School (ECHS) students, parents, and community members on issues pertaining to the admission process, financial aid eligibility, career exploration, transferability of courses, and related academic concerns.
  • Make referrals to inside/outside agencies as necessary.
  • Work directly with the ECHS personnel, ensure successful course selections are completed, monitor student progress towards degree completion, and work with parents in the understanding of the college-going culture and the importance of post-secondary matriculation after high school graduation.

ECHS job duties include (40% of time will be on the ECHS campus):

  • Assist ECHS personnel on the admission process.
  • Assist with the summer bridge offered for incoming freshman.
  • Proctor the Texas Success Initiative Assessment as needed.
  • Interpret test scores upon completion of the TSIA, work with the ECHS Counselor on course placement for students.
  • Work collaboratively with ECHS students on degree planning.
  • Provide a New Student Orientation for newly permitted ECHS students taking Lee College classes for the first time.
  • Host a mandatory 2nd semester advising workshop during ECHS students’ first semester.
  • Collaborate with ECHS faculty on student needs in college courses.
  • Present at 8th grade information meetings in the community for students interested in attending ECHS.
  • Assist with the induction ceremony welcoming incoming freshman.
  • Present at the student/parent meeting discussing the expectations of ECHS.
  • Create and present workshops for ECHS students promoting good study skills throughout the school year.
  • Assist with parent engagement initiatives created to educate parents on postsecondary opportunities.
  • Assist with resolution of academic issues as an advocate for students.
  • Work cooperatively with faculty to identify needed early interventions.
  • Review student data to determine student need and create interventions required to ensure student success.
  • Work collaboratively with the ECHS principal, counselor, academic dean, college and career readiness counselor, and LC ECHS liaison at bi-weekly meetings.

Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • All registration times are considered peak times requiring extra duties, time, and days.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Excellent benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a security sensitive position.

Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Student Personnel, Psychology, Sociology, Education, or closely related fields
  • Two (2) years experience working with students in secondary or post-secondary education
  • Experience working with socioeconomically disadvantaged high school students/parents
  • Experience working with high school personnel
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and other staff members
  • Ability to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail for tracking student success and student planning documents
  • Must be available to work a flexible work schedule with mandatory evenings and weekends
  • Assignment will include the Baytown campus and service area sites, including, but not limited to, high schools in East Harris County, Liberty and Chambers Counties, and Lee Colleges sites, which include McNair and Lee College at South Liberty County
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bilingual – ability to read, write, and speak both English and Spanish
  • Previous experience working at a community college
Campus/Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX If other, provide location. Posting Date: 03/20/2019 Close Date: 04/03/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires applicants to attach the following documents: resume, cover letter, and copies of transcripts for all completed college credit work. (Official transcripts required upon employment.)

In addition, applicants must include a minimum of three (3) professional references on the online application, including both a phone number and email address.

Please do not mail, email, fax, or deliver any documents outside of the electronic application process.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's (or higher) degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education, or a closely related fields?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two (2) years of previous experience working with students in secondary or post-secondary education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have previous experience working at a community college?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you read, write, and speak both English and Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you available to work evenings and weekends as required?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience working with socioeconomically disadvantaged high school students/parents?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience working with high school personnel?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Other Document

 

 

 

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Posted: 3/21/2019
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