The Academic Advisor is responsible for advising new and continuing students in academic course work and assisting in retention, program completion and transfer initiatives. Hours worked will be between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Internal and external events will occasionally necessitate an altered workschedule, including evenings. The position involves frequent handling ofconfidential information and records. Minimal supervision is provided; theAdvisor must be able to work independently and accurately prioritize tasks.
This position is a part-time, 19 hours-or-less appointment with and hourly pay rate of $21.55Essential Job Functions:
- Provide walk-in and online academic advising for new and continuing students.
- Communicate electronically and in-person with prospective, new, and current students to provide specific information about Parkland College and its programs.
- Assist students in the development of an educational plan utilizing the college’s registration platform, including choosing a program of study and/or clarifying educational goals.
- Review transfer articulation information with students and assist them with managing the transfer process.
- Provide support to students on academic warning, probation and suspension in the development of a plan toward regaining good academic standing.
- Advocate for students in special situations.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge about the college’s programs and requirements; consults with contacts at various transfer institutions regarding course and program transferability, admission and graduation requirements.
- Continue professional development and education.
- Participate in S.O.A.R. activities. Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Liberal Arts, Education, Counseling, Business Administration or related fields.
- Ability to learn and use complex computer based systems and multi-faceted network related software and database management systems.
- Written, verbal, and mathematical abilities sufficient to communicate effectively, deliver informative presentations, and perform graduation audits as necessary.
- Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds and abilities. Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team framework.
- Knowledge of Parkland College programs, courses, and student services, with the ability to learn the Parkland information system and new programs as technology changes.
- Previous experience in working with students in higher education.
- Experience using Register Blast and/or Ellucian Colleague.