Academic Advisor - TRIO SSS STEM

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Min Salary Compensation is based on qualifications, experience and internal equity plus a generous benefits package. Working Title Academic Advisor - TRIO SSS STEM Campus Location Greeley FLSA Non-Exempt Position Type Staff Full-time Posting Text

Posting Number 201500700P Job Summary

Aims Community College at a Glance:
Aims Community College, locally governed, locally funded, is a debt-free and progressive community college with centralized administrative services located on the Greeley Campus, which supports three additional locations. Situated on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, serving over 8000 learners annually, Aims Community College prepares students for success in more than 200 degree and certificate programs. Our wonderful staff, faculty, and administration work as a team to ensure excellent service. This commitment was recognized by The Denver Post and Monster Jobs as the “Best Place to Work” in 2018!

Purpose: Build a Stronger Community
Vision: First Choice – The Recognized Leader in Learning and Student Success
Mission: Provide knowledge and skills to advance quality of life, economic vitality, and overall success of the diverse communities we serve.

2018-2023 Strategic Directions:
Empower Students to Succeed
Enhance Operational Performance
Enrich Northern Colorado Economic Development

Job Summary:
The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) STEM program at Aims Community College is seeking an Academic Advisor who has STEM and General Education subject knowledge and who is committed to the success of first-generation, low-income and students with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Academic Advisor will be responsible for assisting Program Director with development, promotion and support activities related to recruitment and retention efforts in attainment of TRIO SSS STEM program mission and objectives. The advisor will do this by assessing participants’ academic needs and by providing services, resources and referrals to graduation attainment. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Promotion and recruitment of eligible participants through presentations, information sessions, and maintaining regular communication with Aims faculty, staff and TRIO partners.

Providing Intensive and Next Steps Academic Advising through a STEM-based intensive advising model which requires students to meet/communicate with their academic advisor a minimum of five times per semester to review any assessment scores and transcripts; engage in academic, transfer and/or career planning process by explaining connection between majors, interest/abilities, and career goals and placement of students into appropriate courses for selected/intended program(s) of study.
Encouraging and supporting student participation in TRIO SSS STEM targeted activities and events (tutoring, STEM-in-Action events, four-year campus visits, social justice and cultural immersion), as well as serving as a liaison to key institutional offices such as Records, Student Financial Services, Transitions Center, Disability Access Services and Counseling.

Informing participants about financial aid, scholarship and financial wellness information by providing most accurate and relevant resources with the intent to increase students’ knowledge in making about budgeting, financial support and overall financial wellness.

Maintaining accurate student records through documentation, data entry and collaboration with grant staff to monitor and track student status and progress to meet or exceed grant program objectives.
Other duties as assigned.

Functional Attributes of Job Duty Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a part/full-time basis.
Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, or related field;

At least one year of higher education advising experience and ability to work effectively with students from traditionally under-served backgrounds with varied needs (first generation, low-income, students with disabilities and from ethnically diverse backgrounds);

Knowledge of college student services such as financial aid, admissions, registration and student life. Excellent verbal and written communication. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based-student information systems, sufficient to manage and query data and create program correspondence and reports;

Working knowledge of admissions, financial aid, two-year/four-year articulation issues and issues specific to the populations served by the SSS programs;

Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with faculty, campus officials, staff, community organizations, other agencies;
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree strongly preferred.
2 or more year’s experience advising students in higher education
Experience with SSS or similar programs.
STEM degree and/or experience working with STEM majors or similar programs.
Bilingual – any language and/or ability to speak and read Spanish

Work Hours Full-time 40 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends Posting Date 05/22/2019 Closing Date 06/09/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a grant funded position through August 31, 2020 with possible renewal.

• The Application is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.
• Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
• Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.

• If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
• An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
• An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

• When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the “Required Documents” section of the posting.
• Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.

Employment Specifications Equal Opportunity Employer

Notice: Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, marital status or disability. The goal of Aims is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.

Employment Requirements

Screening/Selection: All applicants may apply on line at If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.

Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.
Please be prepared to submit the following if required:

• Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements,
• Resume,
• Diversity Statement (your personal statement on diversity),
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only) and,
• Transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts will be required if hired.

o Faculty: Applicants must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

All application materials become the property of Aims Community College. All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews.

Quicklink for Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * For recruitment statistics, please list where you found this job posting.
    • Aims Website
    • Internal Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • HigherEdjobs - Diversity and Inclusion
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Denver Post
    • Greeley Tribune
    • Local Newspaper Ad
    • ACCT Executive Search
    • Weld County Employment Service
    • Other Source
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Ed.D.
    • PHD
    • Professional Degree
  3. * The application instructions and information section on the application states that you must clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, etc. in the “Work Experience” section on the application. Please acknowledge that you have read and understand what is expected and that the initial review of applications will focus only on what is listed in the Work Experience section and not other required documents such as your resume.
    • Yes, I meet the minimum qualifications and have documented this in the Work Experience section.
    • No, I do not meet all of the minimum qualifications however I have documented my experience in the Work Experience section.
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcripts
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document
  3. Certifications




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Posted: 5/23/2019
Application Due: 6/10/2019
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