Schedule Information: To be determined; may include evening
Hours per Week: 37.5
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick,
Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition
Waiver; and Professional Expense
Work Conditions: Work is p rimarily indoor and sedentary in
Duties of Position: Provides educational planning for new
and currently enrolled students. Assists them by creating
semester-by-semester academic course schedules that meet the
requirements of their intended major and, if applicable, transfer
school. Documents all educational planning interactions on
Responsible for case management of assigned students in which a
meaningful rapport is developed. Conducts proactive outreach and
monitors assigned students’ progress toward completing their
Interprets placement scores, explains developmental course
sequencing and recommends appropriate courses for student’s
intended plan of study.
Helps students with their transfer planning and explains course
transfer differences between institutions.
Explains stackable career pathways.
Collaborates closely with Student Development Faculty Counselors
and per established guidelines, determines when students need to be
referred to Counselors.
Assists students with educational transactions (i.e., schedules,
drop/adds, withdrawals, waivers, etc.).
Answers questions about College policies, procedures, academic
programs of study and support services provided by the College.
Helps students resolve issues by clarifying protocols and directing
them to appropriate offices/personnel.
Instructs students how to use online and self-service academic
planning and career development tools. Interprets degree audit
Serves as lead to assist walk-in traffic to the Center and
demonstrates how to utilize software, programs, websites and Center
library/lab resources. Creates users’ manuals.
Develops and maintains advising and career resources in print and
online including web, portal and social media.
Conducts outreach (e.g., phone calls, campus “walk-abouts”) to
students in support of retention-based programming efforts like
early alert, summer bridge, etc.
Develops and conducts workshops and events designed to assist
students with orientation, career exploration resources,
transferring, academic planning, use of support services and more.
Performs classroom presentations, conducts Center tours and
implements advising/transfer/career research exercises for
classroom groups upon request.
Works with a variety of technology tools (i.e., Student Information
System, appointment scheduler, degree audit/planner, etc.) and able
to use these tools effectively to assist students.
Represents Student Development at student outreach events (i.e.,
open houses, activity fairs, information sessions, etc.) as
Serves as lead contact to receive and respond to incoming Center
alias emails. Answers those that fall within Academic Advisor
purview and refers others to Counselors as needed.
Makes referrals to faculty, academic program chairs/coordinators,
campus support services, or other resources as needed.
Demonstrates excellent oral, presentation, written and
interpersonal communication skills.
Has a professional rapport with students, parents, faculty and
staff throughout the College.
Stays current with training and professional development related to
academic advising, student success/retention, multicultural
competencies and related topics.
Assists with various projects and programs as needed.
Participates in College and Divisional Committees as
Performs related duties as assigned.
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in psychology,
education, communications or related area. Master’s
Experience Requirements: One year of experience in student
advising function or related area in an educational setting,
preferably at the post-secondary level. Demonstrates excellent
oral, presentation, written and interpersonal communication
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the
position is filled though priority will be given to applications
received on or before: August 6, 2021
Requir ed Documents: ***A resume and cover letter
are required to complete the application process***
* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.
Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to
create an inclusive learning and working environment where
individual differences and identities are respected, valued and
embraced. We encourage women, people from historically
underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans
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