Skyhawk Advisor

Fort Lewis College
Colorado, United States
$41,000.00 - $41,000.00
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary 

The Skyhawk Advisor is responsible for creating a supportive environment for students, fostering retention and timely graduation. This position provides advising services to students to progress towards degree requirements, monitors and certifies academic progress, establishes an academic plan for the student’s academic success.    

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree   
  • One or more year of work experience in secondary or post-secondary education   
  • Experience in admissions, academic advising, student success, or other relevant positions    
  • Exceptional customer service skills, both in-person, over the phone, and via email    
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and work in a fast-paced office   
  • Excellent computer and technology skills, including the ability to prepare and analyze  

spreadsheets, query databases, and learn new technologies quickly   

  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills including attention to 


  • Strong oral and written communication skills   
  • Exhibited ability to collaborate and work in a team setting   
  • Demonstrated motivation, professionalism, and strong work ethic    
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as  

working with broadly diverse communities  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of Banner/WebOPUS student information system    
  • Experience working with student success programs.  
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as Outlook, Excel, Word,   
  • PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.    
  • Familiarity with Fort Lewis College curriculum, culture, and student services    


Major Responsibilities 

  • Academic Advising:  Provide student-centered academic counseling that aligns the student  

academic progress and success. Work closely with the Skyhawk Station and Academic Divisions to be trained in and share information that can impact a student’s academic options. Connect student to faculty and department to ensure that students are engaged in their selected major, minor, and/or program, takes advantage of academic offerings, understands curricular requirements, and implements graduation map.    

  • Provide student-centered academic counseling within your Academic Division    
  • Work with your Academic Division’s Associate 

Dean and faculty to implement advising processes, such as using degree maps and curriculum plans in academic counseling sessions    

  • Assist Academic Division Associate Dean in implementing faculty advising campaigns   
  • Serve as an academic counselor in Skyhawk Station, providing assistance with academic  

procedures relating to topics such as students’ course registration, change of major, transfer credits, waitlist process, and course withdrawals    

  • Assist Skyhawk Station with implementing campaigns relating to students’ curricular, financial  

aid, and registrar concerns      

  • Provide academic counseling sessions for case load of students, developing advising best  

practices for your Academic Division    

  • Enroll entering first-year students in “academic interest area” course bundles connected to  

your Academic Division   

  • Foster students’ academic excitement by understanding and conveying the unique attributes of  

your Academic Division’s curricular arc, experiential courses, senior seminar, undergraduate  

research opportunities, and special events    

  • Connect student to resources for career planning and graduate school planning, internship and  

community opportunities, and scholarships and fellowships     

  • Serve as front-line academic counselor who can refer students to support offices such as  

Tutoring or Disability Services    

  • Work alongside the Success Coach for your division to provide seamless referrals back and  

forth  for students in need of assistance  

  • Provide counseling workshops and presentations to students at various stages in  

their academic career    

  • Work with Academic Division to offer innovative academic support events, including academic  

exploration symposia and annual academic major fair    

  • Work across many different technology platforms to assist students in their academic journey  
  • Be part of the entire advising team at Skyhawk Station to provide each other with information  

and support  

  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as  

working with broadly diverse communities   

  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with  

Disabilities Act and Section 508.  

  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.     

Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  
  • Ability to work in a confined area.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  


Salary is $41,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 


Application materials received by September 12, 2021 will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 


The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity   

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See  

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Molly Wieser  

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7241  

Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182  

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request. 


  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  

ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date. 

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