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Educational Advisor

Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, California
$4,604.86 Monthly

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Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Antelope Valley College


Educational Advisor

Salary: $4,604.86 Monthly

Deadline: 7/22/2022 11:59 PM Pacific


Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:



Under the supervision of an assigned director, perform duties in support of the academic counseling office, with primary assignment in the Disabled Student Services and CalWORKs offices; performs other related duties as may be assigned.



• Assists students with the development of individual educational plans including and career goals general education, major, transfer and college requirements. (E)

• Verifies and approves course selections by students which are best suited to their college majors or transfer requirements in correlation with assessment scores or by prescription of the counselor. (E)

• Provides guidance information related to college rules and regulations, policies and procedures; assists students in the enrollment application process; provides preliminary transcript assessment. (E)

• Provides articulation information to students; provide information regarding state college and universities, university system campuses and private institutions. (E)

• Participates with initial intake of students; reviews verification; and discusses services available based upon particular disabilities.

• Conducts telephone follow-up calls for "at-risk" students. (E)

• Reviews and prepares files, transcripts, correspondence and reports.

• Sets up and maintains electronic database, files, and documentation. (E)

• Plans and implements a variety of workshops on topics associated with student success and career planning. (E)

• Collaborates with college support services including Counseling, Admission & Records, Financial Aid, Disabled Student Services, STAR, and EOP&S to maximize resources and services to students. (E)

• Conducts a variety of outreach activities including college tours; presents presentations regarding programs and services; develops community relationships; develops flyers, newsletters and brochures; and develops email messages.  (E)

• Coordinates program efforts and educational options with appropriate organizations, including ACS State and Local Solutions, the Department of Social Services, and Career Options. (E)

• Provides work direction to student workers.

• Provides test proctoring.

• Attends committee, staff, and counseling meetings and workshops.

• Performs a variety of general clerical duties and responsibilities.

• Performs other related duties as may be assigned.


(E = indicates essential duties of the position)




Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology, business or a related field and two years of experience working with students in an academic environment.



Principles and practices of academic advising

• Principles and techniques of student interviewing

• Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment

• College and community resources to assist students

• Articulation information regarding state colleges, universities and private institutions



Interpret and apply articulation requirements of state colleges and universities, the California university system and private institutions

• Learn and interpret community college curriculum, placement procedures, course prerequisites and general education requirements.

• Assess student needs and make appropriate referrals.

• Perform a variety of responsible work involving independent decision-making.

• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides work direction to student workers.


CONTACTS: Co-workers, counselors, interpreters, other departmental staff, student workers,  students, parents, the general public, and external agencies.    


PHYSICAL EFFORT:   Requires the ability to exert some physical effort, such as walking, standing and light lifting Dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body in the operation of office equipment.  Travel between campuses.


WORKING CONDITIONS:   Office environment.


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.


Antelope Valley College is a comprehensive community college in the California Community College System dedicated to providing services to a broad range of students with a variety of educational goals. Antelope Valley College is dedicated to providing educational programs and services as expressed in the California Master Plan for Higher Education. The College is committed to equal educational opportunity and reinforces that commitment through a program of active affirmation of diversity.

Antelope Valley College is dedicated to meeting the dynamic needs of a changing community. The College addresses the educational needs of a diverse and evolving population. The College recognizes that it is uniquely capable of responding to the requirements of regional business, industry, and public service, as well as the social and cultural needs of the Antelope Valley.
Antelope Valley College affirms the rights of the individual and respects human dignity. The programs and activities of the College foster the individual's ability to think clearly, critically, and independently to meet the demands of an increasingly complex society. The student is the primary concern of the College. The curriculum, activities, and services of the College help students understand their physical, cultural, ethnic, and social environment. The preservation of academic freedom provides a college environment in which students and faculty can examine ideas freely.

This philosophy is reflected in the curriculum, the student-faculty relation-ships, the services and resources, and the policies of the College.

Antelope Valley College, a public institution of higher education, provides a quality,comprehensive education to a diverse population of learners. We are committed to student success offering value and opportunity, in service to our community.

We offer:

Associate Degree Programs

Associate degree programs comprised of general education courses, proficiency requirements, designated courses in a specific major or area of emphasis. Associate degrees provide students with “the ability to think and to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; to use mathematics; to understand the modes of inquiry of the major disciplines; to be aware of other cultures and times; to achieve insights gained through experience in thinking about ethical problems; and to develop the capacity for self-understanding.”

Career Technical Programs

Certificate and degree programs comprised of “essential career technical instruction” in a variety of business, technical, and occupational courses designed to enhance students’ knowledge and skills leading to employment, career advancement, certification, and state or federal licensure. We award both Chancellor’s Office approved Certificates of Achievement and locally approved Certificates of Proficiency.

Transfer/General Education Courses

Transfer/general education courses in communication and critical thinking, the physical and biological sciences, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and technical education. Completion of these courses allows students to fulfill degree requirements or enroll in upper division courses and programs at accredited four-year institutions through our articulation agreements.

Basic Skills Courses

Basic skills courses in reading, writing, mathematics, English as a Second Language, and learning and study skills. These courses offer students essential foundation skills that are necessary for success in college-level degree applicable courses.

Student Support and Instructional Support

A variety of services in academic, career, and personal counseling, in library instruction and course support, in learning assistance. These services support the needs of students in pursuing and achieving their educational goals.

Workforce Preparation and Economic Development

Workforce programs, job preparation courses (non-degree applicable) and a variety of services that contribute to the educational and economic well being of the community.

Personal Enrichment and Professional Development

Community service offerings, non-credit, not-for-credit classes and services that develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for students to be effective members of the community. These classes enhance the community’s social, cultural, and economic well being. Non-credit course offerings may lead to a Certificate of Completion and/or Certificate of Competency.

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