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Academic Advisor

Columbus State Community College
Columbus Campus

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

Job Details

Compensation Type: Salaried

Compensation: $23.13

Job Summary

The Academic Advisor guides students in developing and clarifying academic and career goals, which include academic planning, career planning, degree completion, academic student support, and engagement with the College experience. The Advisor provides proactive consultation, coaching, and interventions and works collaboratively with faculty, staff, campus, and community partners to promote and support student success. In addition, the Advisor is knowledgeable and works with internal and external partners to assist students with transfer, as needed. This position interprets information, guidelines, and procedures established by policy and regulations.

** Please Note, there are two vacancies:
Academic Advisor - Arts & Sciences
Academic Advisor - Business, Engineering, & Technology

The Academic Advisor position in Business Engineering, & Technology is a grant-funded position

Academic Advising

  • Provides Academic Advising, Career Planning, and Coaching. Explains applicable college processes and procedures to students. Partners with faculty and staff, across campus to ensure students have the support and resources needed throughout their College experience.
  • Assists special student populations appropriately. Advises students in person, via phone, e-mail, virtual, video, or other delivery formats, as needed. Assists students experiencing academic difficulties to develop a plan of action to promote academic success. Coordinates development of academic plan for degree and/or goal completion.
  • Assists prospective, current, and returning students. Facilitates and assists with campus events, orientations, workshops, fairs, etc. Delivers case management within advising and consistent implementation and execution of high-impact community college advising practices.
  • Partners with the financial aid office to assist students regarding financial access, wellness, literacy, and economic mobility and connect students to programs to increase awareness. Participates in the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Review data and reports to monitor, assess, and determine areas of opportunity to engage and better serve students.
  • Develops and clarifies student educational goals by conducting interviews, analyzing student needs, and reviewing applicable student data, including transcripts and other documentation.

Holistic Student Support

  • Proactively provides direct support services in person, over the phone, and electronically. Partners with faculty and staff from other College departments to address student needs. Timely responds to email inquiries and/or follows up on additional items needed. Guides students through issues including paperwork processing, verifying qualifiers, and approving or denying appeals.
  • Provides direct student and applicant service, counseling students in-person, virtual, and/or via telephone. Explains educational program options and assists students with developing a plan for degree and/or goal completion. Assists students experiencing academic difficulty (warning, probation, and academic dismissal) to develop a plan of action to promote academic and career success and conduct appropriate academic counseling intervention.
  • Provides career coaching assistance by helping students identify in-demand careers that match their values, interests, skills, and personality, and assists students in developing educational and career goals.
  • Maintains regular communication and working relationships with fellow advisors and other areas of the College, staying informed of activities and working collaboratively to provide holistic support and achieve institutional priorities. Works with web resources, social media, and print materials to support academic and student support initiatives.


  • Completes and maintains required documentation (using technology and systems), including early alerts, electronic case management tools, case notes, evaluation, test results, attendance, status reports, and other confidential student records to document administrative support provided.
  • Maintains confidentiality of student files and other sensitive subject matter. Completes and maintains required documentation; Keeps accurate records. Maintains confidentiality of student files and other sensitive subject matter. Collects and maintains student contact for reporting purposes

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - Ongoing

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

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and one ( 1) to three (3) years of experience in student advising.

State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

*An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework, and experience may qualify a candidate.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, up to 29 hours per week; nights and weekends as needed.

CSCC has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:


Additional Information

In order to ensure your application is complete, you must complete the following:

  • Please ensure you have all the necessary documents available when starting the application process. For all faculty positions (Instructor, Annually Contracted Faculty, and Adjunct), you will need to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript when completing your aplication.

  • Prior to submitting your application, please review and update (if necessary) the information in your candidate profile as it will transfer to your application.

If you are a current employee of Columbus State Community College, please log in to Workday to use the internal application process.

Thank you for your interest in positions at Columbus State Community College. Once you have applied, the most updated information on the status of your application can be found by visiting your Candidate Home. Please view your submitted applications by logging in and reviewing your status.


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.


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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