Advisor - College Credit Plus

Employer
Columbus State Community College
Location
Columbus, OH
Closing date
Nov 2, 2021

Job Details

Requisition ID: req3222

Job Title: Advisor - College Credit Plus

Department: College Credit Plus Services

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation: $47,341

Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm, some evenings and weekends.

The College

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes.

With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation.  Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. 

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

Position Summary

The College Credit Plus Advisor role serves as the primary college contact for K-12 partners, students, and parents participating in the college’s College Credit Plus program. The person in this role guides students through the College Credit Plus enrollment and course registration processes. The person in this role works collaborates with other college offices and departments as needed. Building relationships with K-12 partners with excellent customer service and providing encouragement and support to students are hallmarks of this role.

Core Competencies

Professionalism, Adaptability, Valuing Differences, Managing Work, Continuous Learning, Decision Making, Continuous Improvement, Coaching, Communication,
Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Resolving Conflict, Work Standards, Collaboration, Quality Orientation

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Student Advising & Support

Provides advising support regarding matters related to assigned functional area. Explains the applicable paperwork, processes and procedures to students. Shares resources available for students relating to individual needs. Provides information on programs of study and next steps for enrollment, including admission criteria, documents needed, financial aid, new student orientation, placement testing, advising, course selection, registration. Facilitate presentations to students and industry and community partners when needed. Accompanies students on academic tours. Assists special student populations appropriately. Advises students in person, via phone, e-mail or other delivery formats as needed.

Customer Service

Provides direct student and applicant service, counseling students in person, over the phone, and electronically. Guides students in the use of online applications and tools. Assists business partners from other College departments with questions, paperwork, and tasks to address student needs. Respond to email inquiries and/or follow up on additional items needed.

Clerical

Completes and maintains required documentation; Keeps accurate records. Reviews and verifies and, where applicable completes other processes for students. Maintains confidentiality of student files and other sensitive subject matter. Collects and maintains student contact for reporting purposes.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

Manages multiple assignments of varying complexity while meeting federal as well as internal regulations and procedures, with the ability to adapt to changing needs of the College and business partners. Hours may include working outside of a normal workweek schedule.

Usual Physical Requirements

The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer, frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls when installing hardware or software. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, detailed vision when focusing on computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts computers or other items or exerts up to 25 pounds. Employee utilized hands and feet to operate motor vehicle through College property.

Working Conditions

Normal office and campus working conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: college student development; academic assessment and advising practices; college and career readiness; cultural diversity; college and community resources; management and leadership practices in higher education.

Ability to: effectively work with persons of varying cultures and backgrounds; work independently; navigate complex and multifaceted institutions/organizations; demonstrating initiative; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; actively listen and provide empathetic support; demonstrate flexibility, initiative and follow-through; exhibit a pleasant telephone manner; answer routine inquires; maintain confidential and sensitive information; maintain accurate and complete work records; planning, scheduling and organization work.

Skill in : problem solving; attention to detail; maintaining documentation and records; verbal and written communications; maintaining good public relations; customer service; operating general office equipment; general typing; application of job software programs and applications, and standard office practices and procedures; interpreting and implementing federal, state and common policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for thisposition are: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business, Psychology, or relatedfield. Three (3) years progressively responsible experience in student advising and support. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License ordemonstrable ability to gain access to work sites.  An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Student Services, Higher Education, Administration, Guidance, or related field.

Additional Information:  Must submit a cover letter.

Organization

About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.

Locations

Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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