Columbus State Community College
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

Requisition ID:

Job Title: Advisor

Department: Upward Bound

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Part-Time Professional

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation Range: 21.17 - 21.17

Schedule: 20-29 hours a week. Primarily Tuesday-Thursday w/ regular weekend work. Evenings required. Hybrid work environment. Some travel is required.

Job Description:

The College
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there's no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset has established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy and a premier community college that is changing the nation's education and workforce landscapes.

With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation's only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 high schools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from high school to college that encourage qualified young people to earn dual credit – high school and college credit – while they are still in high school.

Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision, and our adjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professional development opportunities. In addition, we are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.

The City
Columbus, Ohio, is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities, as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That's why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

The Columbus State Upward Bound program serves 70 high school students from Columbus City Schools. Upward Bound works with first-generation and/or income-eligible high school students to help them graduate and develop skills necessary for college enrollment and completion. The Upward Bound PT Advisor will collaborate with colleagues to provide various opportunities for participants to build academic proficiency and social/cultural competency. The part-time Advisor will assist in planning, organizing, and facilitating program activities and events and the recruitment and retention of program participants.


Program Support
Provide oversight of the after-school Upward Bound tutoring program. Provides academic advising for a caseload of participants throughout the academic year. Assists in developing, designing, and leading program components that result in positive academic outcomes for Upward Bound participants. Provides engaging, ongoing opportunities for Upward Bound participants to experience success through academic activities. Develops and maintains a safe, supportive learning environment to achieve positive results.

Builds strong, positive relationships with Upward Bound participants. Facilitates Saturday Session workshops. Provides time and group management while offering homework and tutoring assistance. Creates and maintains discussions for program and participant improvement. Provide mentoring and transitional support to first-year college students participating in the Upward Bound summer BRIDGE component and attends class sessions with BRIDGE participants. Facilitatesupplemental instruction and academic advising to ensure bridge participants follow and understand course curriculum/assignments.

Customer Service
Reports to site on time and prepared, as directed. Assists with the needs of the Upward Bound Summer Enrichment Institute for 9th-11th grade students. Models professional behavior with participants, parents, and staff. Handles disruptive behavior with respect, following guidelines, processes, and procedures, and reports any issues to the Upward Bound Program Manager and/or TRIO Director.

Classroom & Community Support
Assist with snack/bus pass distribution, chaperoning during off-campus activities, participant sign-out, and clean-up of bus and classroom environments. Assists with the off-campus and weekend activities and events when needed.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Actively participates in staff development workshops which contribute to personal and professional growth. Attend all required department meetings and training.

Professionalism, Positive Approach, Quality Orientation, Managing Work, Communication, Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Energy, Collaboration, and Earning Trust


Knowledge of: English word usage, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation; computer software, programs and applications; child development; K-12 education systems.

Skill in: Excellent verbal and written communication; organization; customer service; conflict resolution; application of job software including word processing and spreadsheets; performing mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, decimals, percentages and fractions; planning and scheduling.

Ability to: Develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, students, and the general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; use good judgment; excellent listening skills and participant in collaborative work; develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across the College; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively; exhibit a pleasant public manner; originate correspondence; work independently demonstrating initiative; maintain accurate and complete work records; apply analytical thinking; maintain good public relations; maintain a flexible schedule.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into a computer. The employee regularly stands and walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. The employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances, and stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts or exerts a force of up to 10 pounds when moving files and boxes.

Bachelor's Degree with with with relevant work experience.

State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

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