Career and Technical Advisor, Grant Funded

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Career and Technical Advisor, Grant Funded


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Position Summary:

The Academic Advisor will interview and advise students in all aspects of the CTE pathway to certificate and degree completion process. The advisor will ensure that CTE program students receive the same career guidance and academic counseling as other college programs, and work on collaborative efforts with staff of the Academic Affairs Division in accordance with established goals and objectives of the academic deans in CTE programs. Assist with student application, course selection, enrollment, and internship selection procedures for transfer institutions. Plan high school visits and other events designed to motivate students to enroll, transfer and graduate. Supervise all follow-up activities as directed by the project Director. They will also oversee the recordkeeping system that facilitates program planning, development, and evaluation. This is a grant-funded position and is subject to all terms of the grant, as well as continued funding of the grant

Reporting and Supervisory Relationships:

This position reports to the Manager, Academic Advising

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Work directly with the Director to ensure that the goals and objectives of the CTE pathway project are met.

2. Provide financial aid and personal finance counseling to help CTE students achieve their educational and personal goals and offset the cost of college attendance.

3. Provide academic advising and counseling information services to student participants through structured individual and group meetings.

4. Provide professional support and assistance in college-wide activities related to student admission, financial aid, academic advising, registration, orientation, graduation, and overall guidance in an effort to meet program participant’s needs.

5. Help with the coordination of programming relative to the CTE Project, particularly those related to recruitment, retention, graduation, and transfer.

6. Support and participate in both classroom and internship/externship of CTE participants in an effort to enhance their development and learning experiences.

7. Monitor students’ academic progress; maintain detailed records of all aspects of students’ progress including academic, professional, personal, etc., that would aid, or impede their overall success, particularly around indicators of special populations (single parents, displaced homemakers, etc.).

8. Assist in student outcomes research and institutional evaluation.

9. Assist the Director with completing the programs’ Annual Performance Report and quarterly/annual Carl D Perkins report.

10. Conduct appropriate referrals for students as necessary.

11. Actively engage in the promotion and marketing of the CTE pathways project.

12. Assist with all aspects of program review and student retention efforts such as surveys, focus groups, orientation sessions, parent workshops and intervention groups.

13. Build and maintain positive working relationships with PSC faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians to assist program participants with academic advising, counseling, consultation, referral, and information services.

14. Performs other duties as assigned for the betterment of each program participant consistent with the role and required functions of this position.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

The employee typically works indoors in an environment protected from the weather. Moderate travel may be required. Physical activities include the ability to carry appropriate recruitment materials sometimes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or CTE field is required.

2. Demonstrated sensitivity and experience with students from low-income, disadvantaged educational backgrounds.

3. Demonstrated ability to assist students in a culturally diverse environment.

4. Advising or counseling experience in a college setting, preferably with CTE students.

5. FAFSA knowledge and experience in financial aid and financial literacy.

6. Working knowledge along with comfort level in assisting students with college and university admissions, transfer policies, and financial assistance processes.

7. Proven commitment to target participant population.

8. Ability to work in teams.

9. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience working with CTE programs, faculty, and/or students.
2. Experience working in a community college.
3. Working knowledge of Federal Financial Aid.
4. Outstanding programming skills designed at enhancing the quality of the academic and personal lives low-income, first-generation and disabled students.
5. Experience with Datatel colleague.

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Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 4/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time