Academic Advisor - Student Support Services

Employer
Jarvis Christian College/Hawkins Texas
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
May 21, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION TITLE:  Academic Advisor – Student Support Services

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution of higher learning
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to engage individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Self-starter and able to work independently
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
  • Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Answers student inquiries and resolves problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites, referring to catalogues, written course descriptions, and other appropriate sources.
  • Advise students academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Make appropriate referrals when needed to mental and medical professionals.
  • Receives and reviews transcripts to ensure eligibility for admission to a specific college or program including evaluation of transfer credits and applicability of academic credit to program requirements.
  • Initiates and maintains individual student files as appropriate, updating and evaluating file as new information is received.
  • Reviews student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing various graduation requirements such as coursework requirements, theses, comprehensive examinations, and other specific program requirements.
  • Coordinates with other organizational units to aid in resolution of academic problems.
  • Reviews student grade reports each semester to determine probation and/or suspension based on academic regulations of university;
  • Assists students in the selection of appropriate courses and concentrations in terms of students' stated preferences.
  • Assists faculty advisement, athletic coaches, and/or other counseling personnel by providing records, evaluations, interpretations, and other requested data, recommendations, and conclusions.
  • May assist in proctoring examinations and other qualifying requirements or activities required by the college and/or department.
  • May supervise lower graded staff and/or student employees; may participate in training and evaluative sessions and recommend methods to improve advisement activities.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

 QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  •  Demonstrates
    • Trustworthiness
    • Confidence
    • Enthusiasm
    • Initiative
    • Flexibility
    • Sound work ethics
  • Proven Skills
    • Listening skills
    • Team player

 SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION

  • Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the immediate supervisor in accordance with provisions of the Jarvis Christian College Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.

 PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION

  • Success in the workplace depends on a strong commitment to the tasks assigned, respect for others and confidentiality in handling, and dealing with prospects, and sensitive constituent information
  • Honesty, integrity, and treating others with respect are expected at all times.
  • Good presentation skills which include, but not limited to, professional dress/business attire, and excellent verbal, as well as, written skills.

 PROFESSIONAL GROWTH 

  • Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development, keeping current of best practices in area of responsibility

 ETHICAL BEHAVIOR 

  • Adhere to the Jarvis Christian College Code of Ethics

 TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT 

Twelve (12) month position

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