Advisor I, Financial Aid Workforce Programs

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning


The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-CyFair

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Located in suburban northwest Houston in the heart of the CyFair Community, the college provides a full range of offerings including unique programs in fire science technology, logistics management and sonography. Since opening our award winning campus in 2003, the college has experienced record growth and supports an exciting learning environment that brings together state-of-the-art technology and active, collaborative learning.

Campus address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Advisor I, Financial Aid Workforce Programs provides direction and guidance toward meaningful educational plans which are compatible with a student’s life goals. This is a continuous and consistent process which is built upon the basis of frequent, accumulated personal contacts between advisor and advisee.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists students in clarifying personal and career goals, developing consistent educational goals, and evaluating the progress toward established goals
  2. Advises prospective and current students (by phone, email, and face-to-face) on academic requirements, course selection, application processes and school policies/procedures for all Allied Health, Public Service and Nursing programs
  3. Collaborates with Program Directors to provide information sessions for each program. Makes presentations (at schools, meetings, etc.) as needed
  4. Communicates with students and/or college administration on a regular basis to track student success and progress. Updates and maintains student accounts, advising notes, and/or reports for Division leadership. Provides monthly reports on planning, progress and evaluation of services provided
  5. Counsels students who are struggling, as advised by Program Directors, in order to retain students. Utilizes the resources of the college and refers students to the appropriate support services and involving others within the institution to assist with their success
  6. Provides structured, proactive advising and outreach to all student cohorts to insure successful progression through programs. These programs include: EMS (EMT-Basic, Paramedic, and the non-cohort EMS degree), Fire (Fire Academy and the non-cohort Fire Science degree), Sonography/Echocardiography, Vascular Certificate, Radiology, MRIT Certificate, Medical Assisting and Nursing (LVN and ADN)
  7. Works with Liaison to insure smooth transition from general academic advising to Workforce advising. Keeps up with updates, training and program changes. Attends meetings and trainings as needed
  8. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency with common office software
  • High level of customer service
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail for tracking of student success and student educational plans
  • Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of students
  • Ability to prioritize duties




PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.



WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must be in, and maintain, good standing with the Department of Education for continued employment




PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in a higher education setting
  • Previous experience working with students who have unique barriers and experience in assisting these students with their educational success


Salary

Hiring salary range is $37,270 - $45,660

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree


Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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