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Educational Advisor, Rising Scholars Program(COF)

Kern Community College District
$5,408.58 - $7,642.19 Monthly

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Educational Advisor, Rising Scholars Program(COF)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $5,408.58 - $7,642.19 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY23-2400782

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Inmate Scholars Program

Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers including certificate, graduation, transfer and major requirements; advise students on various careers and on the requirements necessary for achieving career goals.

Representative Duties

Serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers; assist students with establishing academic goals and selecting courses to meet their goals; utilize test scores to discuss appropriate class levels; communicate with students in person, on the telephone and online.
Provide initial assessment of transcripts from other institutions; receive and forward transcripts to admissions and records office.
Provide guidance relating to complaint and discrimination policies.
Refer students in need of special services or outside counseling or testing services.
Assist students with career searches; provide referrals to various print and computerized resources.
Assist students with completion of various forms necessary to meet educational goals.
Make appropriate changes in student database based on counseling appointments and student contact.
Advise students on a variety of student services programs covering the overall matriculation process for students attending classes at a District site; refer students as necessary to specialists; maintain caseload of new and continuing students.
Participate in community outreach programs.
Assist students in achieving transfer goals including completion of university applications and utilizing various resources to acquire information regarding university requirements; maintain current knowledge of university systems as well as independent colleges.
Score various personality and interest inventory tests for campus counselors and instructors; assure current career counseling testing software is installed.
Update various handouts and forms as necessary.
Provide advising support for assigned programs such as health career, EOP&S, financial aid and others as assigned by the position.
Participate in various graduation preparation activities; request formal graduation evaluation and review evaluations with students; assure completion of appropriate graduation forms.
Maintain budgets for assigned activities at a site as assigned.
Make presentation to students, faculty and community; participate in conferences and off-campus meetings related to assigned areas.
Conduct career center, EOP&S or other orientations for new and continuing students as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to:
Bachelors degree and one year experience in a student services or related function.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver=s license.

Knowledge and Abilities

College policies, procedures and resources.
Program and degree requirements.
Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
Student services programs.
Operation of a computer and assigned software.
Distance education modalities.
Career and personality tests available to students as a resource tool.
Interpersonal skills including tact patience and courtesy.
Record-keeping techniques.
Oral and written communication skills.
Counseling/advising techniques.

ABILITY TO:Serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers including certificate, graduation, transfer and major requirements.
Advise students on various careers and advise students on the requirements necessary for achieving career goals.
Interpret and explain college policies and procedures to students, faculty and the community.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Operate a computer and other office equipment.
Prepare and maintain records and reports.
Proctor and score a variety of tests.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Work independently with little direction.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

$5,408.58 - $7,642.19 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $5,682.40 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by June 24, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024
    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

    All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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    Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

    KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

    While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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