Professional Academic Advisor - AAS Nursing Specialist

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Professional Academic Advisor - AAS Nursing Specialist

** This is an internal position - only current FLCC employees will be considered **

This is a full-time grant-funded position, renewable annually.

The Professional Academic Advisor is primarily responsible for working with a designated caseload of AAS Nursing students as well as those programs/degrees that are pathways into the program (e.g., Health Care Studies and/or LPN, CNA students).. The Professional Academic Advisor is responsible for working with these students at their initial registration at the College, informing students of academic support services and strategies available, tracking academic progress, and explaining options to students who are struggling. Working with both Admissions Office and the Nursing Department, the PAA will also play a lead role in helping students understand the admissions process for entry to AAS Nursing.

FLCC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and strives to provide an environment that embodies these principles. We strive to attract talented personnel from diverse backgrounds and traditions, particularly of race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion, worldview and physical and mental abilities. As such, applicants from historically under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

1. Qualifications:

A. Educational Background: Bachelor of Art or Science degree required in Education, Social Work, Human Services, health sciences or related field. Master’s degree in related fields mentioned preferred

B. Experience: Minimum of four years’ professional experience in academic advising, student support or working with students required, preferably in a community college setting.

C. Special Skills: Ability to work with a diverse student population, with focus on AAS Nursing and pathways into the Nursing program and provide a variety of academic advising, support services, career and transfer advising with knowledge and understanding of student development theory and practice required. Ability to identify academic needs and offer solutions with professional oral and written communications skills, and human relations skills. Understanding of importance of data collection and reporting of data required. Excellent organizational skills to maintain accurate records required. Ability to work respectfully with confidential information and make referrals as appropriate. MS Office and database management skills required. Familiarity with computerized student information systems required, Starfish and Ellucian preferred. Will work primarily at the Canandaigua campus, and may travel to the campus centers at scheduled times. The set work schedule varies daily and includes scheduled daytime, evening and weekend hours at 37.5 hours a week.

2. Essential Functions:

A. Provide academic advisement to students about academic requirements and selection of courses.
B. Assist with the coordination of academic advisement during registration periods for all student populations.
C. Maintain accurate records on each advisee in appropriate systems; evaluate students at the conclusion of each semester to determine status and academic recovery plans (if appropriate).
D. Work with the College’s early alert system (Starfish) for assigned caseload.
E. Monitor student registration activities and suggest alternatives. Assist with academic placement duties.
F. Maintain systematic and frequent contact with advisees.
G. Work collaboratively with faculty advisors to support students.
H. Perform and interpret degree audits (e.g., working knowledge of transfer credits, etc.).
I. Know graduation requirements.
J. Possess an in-depth knowledge of admissions into the Nursing Program and basic knowledge of financial aid processes, guidelines and programs.
K. Provide interpretation of the College’s Academic Standards and advise students affected by them.
L. Assist students with career and transfer planning.
M. Make referrals as necessary to career and transfer services, Academic Success and Access Programs (including Disability Services), Community Standards and Counseling, and other existing support services and offices.
N. Understand the institution’s interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, etc.
O. Disseminate information on institutional policies and procedures.
P. Work collaboratively within Student Affairs to engage students and encourage participation in both curricular and co-curricular activities.
Q. Develop, document and monitor data needs for grant(s) and be able to provide evidence when requested.

R. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director and/or Associate Vice President of Student Affairs.

The starting salary is $42,758 for this 12-month/year position and is commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  1. Resume/Cv
  2. Cover letter

For full consideration apply by February 22, 2021
Applications will only be accepted online.

Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 5/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time