Academic AdvisorThe Academic Advisor is responsible for advising new and continuing students in academic course work and assisting in retention, program completion and transfer initiatives. 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 Full-Time, 12-Month, Professional Support Staff appointment with an annual salary of $43,784.00Essential 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.