Senior Academic and Career Advisor

Miami Dade College
West Campus
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Details

Job Title: Senior Academic and Career Advisor
Location: West Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1001527
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Non-Contractual (PENC)




$49,675 - $62,094


Advisement and Career Services

Reports To

Director, Advisement and Career Services

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

July 29, 2021

Job Summary

The Senior Advisor provides support and guidance to his/her caseload to ensure students have the best opportunity to achieve their educational goals. Senior Advisors are responsible for the engagement and progression of students and play a pivotal role in promoting student success to ensure they reach key benchmarks throughout their academic program.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assesses strengths and weaknesses in students academic, career, and personal development by identifying factors that enhance or prevent academic progress, examines alternatives based on changing goals, academic progress or personal situation, and interprets non-cognitive assessment results to guide students to establish realistic academic and career goals including a transfer or employment strategy and developing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Monitors academic progress of students by analyzing progress reports from instructors, determining eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree, identifying current and potential needs or problem areas; such as, study skills and tutoring, and helping students access college resources, including navigating the student portal to attain self-sufficiency in college transactions
  • Develops and delivers seminars, orientations, workshops, training, or other activities as well as, conducts and leads group advisement sessions during new student orientations
  • Promotes student engagement through college life and campus involvement
  • Communicates with student caseload systematically, frequently, and intentionally through multiple methods, including but not limited to face-to-face meetings, college-supported technology solutions, e-mail, telephone, text messages, and social media
  • Provides information, analyzes data, generates written reports regarding their caseload progress as requested and contributes to the development of the Annual Effectiveness Reports (AER)
  • Collaborates with faculty and other college personnel to identify creative solutions to enhance the students overall educational experience
  • Works collaboratively with relevant discipline and student services personnel to ensure seamless transition to academic coaching and mentoring and through degree completion
  • Conducts exit interviews with students who withdraw from the college in order to improve current retention plans and develop new plans to address emerging issues
  • Ensures student caseload is adhering to IEP and registering continuously each semester
  • Completes all necessary professional development, including required training offered by College Training and Development
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
  • Masters degree in psychology, counseling, education or other discipline deemed relevant by the college and one (1) year of relevant experience in a higher education or similar setting
  • All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of programs of study, including general education requirements and pre-requisites for academic pathways
  • Knowledge of academic advising and career development practices and principles
  • Knowledge of workforce education trends, occupations and career options
  • Ability to identify relevant community resources and external support services and connect students as appropriate
  • Expertise in advising students
  • Possess strong organizational skills to prioritize workload and provide advisement to assigned students in a timely manner
  • Ability to leverage technology to facilitate the management of student caseload and possess strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact with diverse constituents and to provide high quality support and customer service to students
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with academic departments, faculty, staff, students, and the local community; ability to effectively present information one-on-one and in small groups
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to abide by the ethical standards and guidelines for academic advising
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, and some weekend assignments
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
Additional Requirements

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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