College Advisor

Southeast Community College
Nebraska, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title College Advisor Department Student Support Program Location Lincoln Job Category Professional Job Type FT Posting Number 01256 Position End Date
General Description of Position

Under the direction of the Administrative Director of Advising, the College Advisor provides holistic advising to an assigned cohort of students from the point of admission throughout their academic career at Southeast Community College.

1. Proactive and developmental on-boarding:
The College Advisor will evaluate admission test scores and transcripts, analyze pre-orientation student assessments, recommend interventions when appropriate, and advise students based on their interests, strengths, values and goals. The College Advisor will advise students at New Student Enrollment and will consistently engage with students from the moment of admission through the first term to provide messaging, connection and support. Establishing this sense of belonging and mattering will enable the student to start their academic path at SCC with maximum preparation and confidence.
2. Career advising:
The College Advisor will assist students in clarifying and confirming academic path and career choice. This may involve interpreting career assessments and discussing results with students to develop academic, career and personal plans consistent with their interests, values, and strengths.
3. Academic advising:
The College Advisor is responsible for providing first term academic advising for students within their assigned academic cohort. This may involve explaining general education and degree requirements and evaluating transfer credit. The College Advisor will provide accurate information and guidance to students as they make decisions about traditional classroom and distance learning options, selection of program of study, and SCC policies and procedures and will assist students in developing an academic plan that integrates with their current responsibilities and life goals. The College Advisor will refer students to appropriate support services such as Admissions, Testing Center, Transitions, Accommodations, and Financial Aid as necessary.
4. Ongoing success coaching:
The College Advisor will serve as a continuous resource to students within their assigned academic cohort. The College Advisor will assist students with academic, career, and interpersonal skill development to heighten their academic success and will support, educate and advocate for students experiencing challenges within and outside of the classroom. This may involve referring the student to SCC services and/or community agencies.
5. Program planning and implementation:
The College Advisor will plan, develop, and implement a variety of programs and services which will increase success and retention of students within their academic cohort and in the student population as a whole.
6. Collaboration:
The College Advisor will interact with faculty and staff within SCC, at other colleges and universities, and a variety of outside agencies and organizations in collaborative efforts geared towards enhancing student success, retention and completion. The College Advisor will increase awareness of and commitment to holistic advising at SCC among faculty, staff and students, and will work directly with faculty within their assigned academic cohort to plan and implement joint activities that foster student success.
7. Data management:
The College Advisor will use software and other designated tools to record and manage quantitative and qualitative data on students’ progress at SCC . They will be responsible for monitoring student success and retention, and will provide individualized support when needed.
8. Professional development:
The College Advisor will participate in professional development opportunities in order to stay up to date on best practices in student development, advising, onboarding and overall student success and retention.
9. Promote and support the college’s diversity goals, access, fair employment, EEO, equity and diversity programs.
10. Promote and support the College’s organizational environment goals. Maximize operational efficiency by enhancing policies and procedures, staffing, and communication processes and practices. Enhance positive communication processes and practices, and maximize a positive and engaging organizational environment by encouraging input, reflective and transparent communication, and compassion and respect toward the views and ideas of others.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university.
2. Two (2) years professional experience working with students in an educational environment (master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience).

Desired Qualifications

1. Master’s degree from accredited college or university
2. Work experience in higher education setting in areas such as academic or career advising, academic success coaching, retention, or general student affairs.
3. Knowledge and ability to collect, analyze and interpret data in both written and verbal form.
4. Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.



Open Date 09/17/2020 Close Date 10/01/2020 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Internal and external searches will run simultaneously.

Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have two (2) years professional experience working with students in an educational environment? Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Employment Offers are conditional based upon successful completion of all Criminal Background Checks, reference verification, transcript verification (where appropriate) and employment verification. Do you agree to these conditions?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * All information entered in the Online Application (not your Resume) will be used to determine if you meet the minimum education and experience qualifications. Have you reviewed your Application to be sure it contains all experience and educational information to support and verify that you meet the minimum qualification for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Where did you see this posting? Which newspaper, website, College site or from a friend?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * The minimum salary established for this position is $43,500 annually. Is this acceptable to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * The primary work location for this position is at the Lincoln Campus, however, College employees may be required to work at other locations as needed. Is this acceptable to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Normal work hours for this position are scheduled by the College between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, based on a 40-hour workweek. Special projects, campus events, assignments, and periodic increases in workload may require an increase in work hours on evenings or weekends. This is a full time regular position based on a 260-day work calendar. Is this acceptable to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Recommendation Letter

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