Senior Academic Advisor (Honors Academy) (Richland 6057)

Location
Dallas, Dallas County
Posted
Jun 19, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Employment Type
Full Time
Location: Richland
Division: LEAD - Richland
Position Number: 081406057
Position Type: Professional Support Staff
Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt
Appointment Type: Full Time
Is Grant Funded?: No
Salary: $3,014.25/Monthly, Range C08
Work Days/Hours: 40 hour work week - Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. Some evening work activities required throughout the academic year.
Posting Number: 03057
Job Description Summary/Essential Duties:

A senior (lead) level position responsible for providing professional level work primarily to a specific student case load assigned, requiring the use of considerable amount of independent judgment associated with academic advising/planning, articulation, career planning and other related services. Primarily works within the campus academic advising department providing academic advising/planning, articulation, career planning and other related services. Provides academic advisement/planning to students and/or potential students using a variety of resources by DCCCD and other colleges, universities and related organizations. Advising of students may be inclusive of one-on-one interaction, phone, and/or online advising. Adheres to strict student confidentiality guidelines. Provides advanced advisement to a specific student caseload such as, TSI failed students, probation (Level 3)/suspension students, etc. Maintains constant interaction and follow-up with these students and maintains all relevant record-keeping and tracking. Assists students in assessing academic skills, interpreting assessment results, and in course selection based on those results. Responsible for referring students for actual testing to be administered by the campus testing center. Responsible for the actual registration, drop/add and withdrawal functions, including the actual data entry into the registration system for each student advised. Some positions may be the campus TSI specialist requiring the advisement and dissemination of information to that specific group of students. Coordinates, analyzes and prepares reports related to the assigned specific caseload, recruitment and retention, and/or high-risk students. Participates in the development and implementation of a variety of student development programs and college recruiting activities, classroom visits for the purpose of attracting and maintaining students and/or potential students including special population assigned or to provide information related to the departments function and services. Coordinates the collection and updating of advisement and articulation information and materials. Provides students with a variety of information resources including, but not limited to, college catalogs, course/program selection guides, financial aid information, and referrals to the campus career placement center to utilize computer hardware and software designed to allow student to make decisions related to career and life planning. Coordinates a variety of departmental activities, requisition relevant resources, plan and implement special projects, and/or organize and maintain department records and resources. Trains faculty, staff and students on specific rules and regulations and institutional policies related to the area assigned (TSI, probation/suspension, retention, transfer, athletes, etc.). Coordinates the activities connected with orientation and advisement. Performs all duties and activities of Academic Advisor I, II, and Senior as it pertains to providing academic assistance to students. Supervision: Responsible for selection, training, coaching, development and evaluation of assigned full time staff. Provide guidance and direction to clerical staff and part-time advisors as required and/or in the absence of Director. Monitor and control budget expenditures. Performs related duties as assigned.


Physical Demands:

Works with light materials requiring little physical effort.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

IMPORTANT NOTE: PART TIME WORK COUNTS AS HALF TIME WORK EXPERIENCE EXAMPLE: 12 MONTHS PART TIME = 6 MONTHS FULL TIME.

THE APPLICATION ALONE IS USED TO DETERMINE IF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE MET. PLEASE COMPLETE ALL PORTIONS OF THE APPLICATION EVEN IF INCLUDING A RESUME. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION. WHEN YOU ARE SUBMITTING PERSONAL DOCUMENTS SUCH AS TRANSCRIPTS AND RESUMES WITH YOUR APPLICATION, YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND BIRTHDATE ARE REMOVED. DOCUMENTS BEARING THIS INFORMATION WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM AND YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE. APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION UNTIL TRANSCRIPTS/DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED AS INSTRUCTED.


# of Months:
Close Date: 07/02/2014
Open Until Filled: NoMinimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher with course work in social science, psychology, human services, higher education or related area plus three years of experience in student development, higher education, and/or academic advisement or Associates degree with course work in social science, psychology, human services, higher education or related area plus five years of experience in student development, higher education, and/or academic advisement. Must have one year supervisory experience of full time staff. Knowledge of computer technology and software applications in order to process registrations and to utilize specific software related to student advisement. Ability to deal extensively and effectively with a wide variety of individuals requiring excellent interpersonal skills, listening skills, and communication skills in order to convince, influence, and direct students as it relates to their academic goals. Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Ability to work extended hours beyond the regular 8:00 a.m. ?? 5:00 p.m. work day during heavy registration peak times. Strong knowledge and experience providing effective customer service. Official transcripts will be required. Will be subject to a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.


Position Specific Qualifications:

Will serve as the full-time academic advisor to students accepted to the Honors Academy. Will assist the Honors Academy Program Coordinator with work related to the management of the program, including student recruitment, student advisement and registration, student case management, facilitation of transfer to four-year honors programs, preparation of advising resources, conducting informational presentations, and related activities. Will report to the Honors Academy Program Director through the School of Learning Enrichment and Academic Development.



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