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Academic Advisor

San Joaquin Delta College
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 12, 2022
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To share information with students concerning course selection, transfer procedures, degree and certificate requirements, registration and testing procedures; to respond to student questions regarding majors, general education requirements and graduation requirements; and to conduct extensive outreach services to high school seniors.


Receives direction from an assigned supervisor.

May oversee the work of student employees.
  1. Share information with students concerning transfer procedures, degree and certificate requirements, registration and testing procedures; refer students to various campus services and offices for specialized assistance as appropriate such as but not limited to career development, transfer, student assessment, employment services, EOPS, DSPS, and foster youth
  2. Implement program activities that support student success as defined in the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) and Student Equity Plan (SEP) for new, at risk, and continuing students.
  3. Develop and maintain a variety of electronic databases to track records for follow-up purposes, reports, and presentations.
  4. Coordinate with other District departments to schedule and utilize staff and resources; refer students to financial aid as needed.
  5. Provide assistance to students who have seen a counselor and developed a student education plan in selection of courses and development of class schedules.
  6. Participate in ensuring that courses offered at the District are transferable to other institutions.
  7. Provide a variety of assistance to counselors as needed; refer students to counselors as appropriate.
  8. Assist students to research their college or career interests by using the career resource library and inventory of occupational, vocational, and training information;
  9. Serve as facilitator for the New Student Group Advising sessions and Probation workshops.
  10. Assume the lead role with front counter demands and student issues that may occur.
  11. Collaborate with counselors on student processes and various orientations designed for new and probation students.
  12. May train and oversee the work of student employees.
  13. Participate in various special events including career and college nights at area schools; represent and promote the District; respond to questions and inquiries.
  14. Maintain a variety of files and records including student transfer information and current departmental changes; inform students of changes as needed.
  15. Update and maintain the unit's website, as required.
  16. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of changes in college transfer and graduation requirements.
  17. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and procedures of student assessment and interviewing.
  • College matriculation and eligibility policies and procedures.
  • Current issues and trends relative to employment and assessment practices.
  • Basic web page and social media operations.
  • Local community agencies and community-based resources.
  • College and vocational education entrance requirements.
  • Advanced principles of admissions, records, and matriculation.
  • A variety of college information, services, policies and procedures.
  • Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers, word processing software, database software, and internet.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Principles and practices of filing and record keeping.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to :
  • Conduct student interviews, recognize student needs and make appropriate referrals.
  • Provide information to students on the availability of programs and services.
  • Determine eligibility and matriculation requirements to new and transfer students.
  • Conduct workshops and presentations to students, parents, and District personnel.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from students, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently or in a team environment.
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, ethnic backgrounds and disabilities of community college students and staff.
  • Sit for prolonged periods of time; extensive use of a computer keyboard.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Education :

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in psychology or a related field.


Two years of responsible related experience.

Licenses/Special Requirements:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
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