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Senior Academic and Career Advisor

Miami Dade College
Florida, United States
$49,675.00 - $62,094.00
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Opening ID: 1001845

Job Description:

The Senior Advisor provides support and guidance to his/her caseload to ensure students have the best opportunity to achieve their educational goals. Senior Advisors are responsible for the engagement and progression of students and play a pivotal role in promoting student success to ensure they reach key benchmarks throughout their academic program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

•Assesses strengths and weaknesses in students academic, career, and personal development by identifying factors that enhance or prevent academic progress, examines alternatives based on changing goals, academic progress or personal situation, and interprets non-cognitive assessment results to guide students to establish realistic academic and career goals including a transfer or employment strategy and developing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
•Monitors academic progress of students by analyzing progress reports from instructors, determining eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree, identifying current and potential needs or problem areas; such as, study skills and tutoring, and helping students access college resources, including navigating the student portal to attain self-sufficiency in college transactions
•Develops and delivers seminars, orientations, workshops, training, or other activities as well as, conducts and leads group advisement sessions during new student orientations
•Communicates with student caseload systematically, frequently, and intentionally through multiple methods, including but not limited to face-to-face meetings, college-supported technology solutions, e-mail, telephone, text messages, and social media
•Works collaboratively with relevant discipline and student services personnel to ensure seamless transition to academic coaching and mentoring and through degree completion
•Conducts exit interviews with students who withdraw from the college in order to improve current retention plans and develop new plans to address emerging issues

Minimum Requirements:

•Masters degree in psychology, counseling, education or other discipline deemed relevant by the college and one (1) year of relevant experience in a higher education or similar setting
•Knowledge of programs of study, including general education requirements and pre-requisites for academic pathways
•Knowledge of academic advising and career development practices and principles
•Knowledge of workforce education trends, occupations and career options
•Ability to identify relevant community resources and external support services and connect students as appropriate
•Expertise in advising students
•Possess strong organizational skills to prioritize workload and provide advisement to assigned students in a timely manner

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