Part Time Academic Advisor

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Wharton County Junior College
Location
Wharton

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Part Time Academic Advisor

Wharton County Junior College


Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $20.00 Hourly
Job Type: Part Time
Location: WCJC Sugar Land and Richmond Campuses, Texas

General Description:
There are two vacancies to be filled. One position will be located at the WCJC Richmond Campus and one position at the WCJC Sugar Land Campus.

The Part Time Academic Advisor provides in-person and online academic advising. The Part Time Academic Advisor is responsible for recommending appropriate course selections-based student educational goals, identifying programs at the College that meet students' goals, building short- and long-term academic plans for students, and developing, assisting and facilitating with student success programs at the College. This position builds and sustains partnerships with students and makes referrals as needed.


Requirements:
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor degree from an accredited institution in social sciences or education and two (2) years of work experience in education. This position requires skills in advising and assisting students. This position requires superior organizational, oral, and written communication skills. Strong technical skills and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. This position requires the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. This position requires the ability to create and conduct presentations to large and small groups, virtually. This position requires the ability to deal extensively and effectively with a wide variety of individuals requiring excellent interpersonal skills, listening skills, and communication skills (oral and written) in order to assist students in achieving their academic goals. The person in this position must be able to provide continuous courteous customer service to students, parents, the community, staff, and administration within the limits of FERPA. A criminal background check is also required.
To be considered for this position, all qualified applicants must attach to their online application the following documents:

  1. Copy of college transcript
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter outlining relevant work experience
All documents must be attached to one online application to be considered. Please re-open your application form to verify all documents are properly attached.



Application Instructions:
Please apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcjc. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Please be sure to attach all required documents listed in the job posting in order to meet minimum requirements. Wharton County Junior College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the institution's policy, in compliance with Title IX as implemented, to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age or disability. Questions regarding employment practices may be directed to the Director of Human Resources Department, WCJC, 911 Boling Highway, Wharton, TX 77488





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Wharton County Junior College is a public, two-year, comprehensive community college offering a wide range of post-secondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates, continuing-education courses, cultural affairs, and leisure-time activities for the benefit of the community and a population of students that varies in age, background, and ability.

The college affords opportunities for individual growth and expression and promotes the development of the total person through scholarly and creative activity and the application of knowledge for the good of society. Its curricular and co-curricular activities lay a foundation for lifelong learning and involved citizenship and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, innovation, experimentation, and excellence in human endeavor. It prepares students for entry-level positions, for advancement in various occupations and professions, for a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences, and for transfer to baccalaureate granting institutions.

WCJC also serves as a cultural center for the region, offering jazz, choir, and band concerts, three or four plays a year, art exhibits, and guest lectures that are open to the community.

Wharton Is A Great Place to Work! Check Us Out!

Wharton County Junior College has a proud history dating back to its inception in the early 1940’s. First classes were held in September 1946 with the college continuing to grow and expand from its initial Wharton Campus. Today, the diverse student population of approximately 9000 full time and part time students on WCJC’s four campuses have the opportunity to learn real life and textbook knowledge from talented outstanding faculty. WCJC offers its students a vibrant future, providing a comprehensive curriculum with an Associate of Arts Degree and Associate of Applied Science Degrees and Certificates. The college is one of the few junior/community colleges in Texas with dorms and college athletics. WCJC offers intercollegiate competition in men’s baseball, men’s and women’s rodeo, and women’s volleyball.

The Main Campus is located just a short distance to wide variety of outstanding and varied fine art and sports entertainment opportunities. Metropolitan Houston is only one of five cities in the U.S. with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines: the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony, the Houston Ballet, and the Alley Theater. Numerous other live theater opportunities, such as the Theater Under The Stars, are spread throughout the metropolitan area. The Astros, Texans, Rockets, and Dynamos provide fun and exciting sports entertainment. The Museum of Fine Arts, Menil Collection, and the Museum of Natural History are some of the thirty plus museums that provide additional entertainment venues.

The Sugar Land Campus and Ft. Bend Technical Center Campus, which are located in Ft. Bend County one the fastest growing areas in the US, offers additional sports and entertainment activities. The Skeeter’s Baseball Team offers excitement in a stadium located between Wharton and Houston. Excellent movie and live theater opportunities are available. Be sure to check out the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre. The Bay City Campus, providing primarily courses supporting the technology fields for the surrounding Nuclear Power and Process Technology plants, is a short drive from the coast. Fishing, Boating, and a variety of outdoor activities are available.

WCJC offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle of your choice. Choose rural or urban or in-between. Administration is supportive of its employees and provides a family type environment. Come check out our employment positions. We are a great place to work, raise your family, and retire. We look forward to meeting you and showing you what we can offer you and your family!

Wharton County Junior College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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