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Academic Advisor of Student Support Services for Students with Disabilities

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

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Academic Advisor of Student Support Services for Students with Disabilities


Position Title: Academic Advisor of Student Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Department: TRIO Student Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Reports To: Director of Student Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Classification: Exempt

FTE: .92

Salary: $46,600 - $51,600

Essential Job Duties:

1. Leadership
  • Advise students on academic, personal, financial, and career issues using data-driven advising strategies.
  • Provide students with information about educational opportunities, financial aid, career exploration, graduate school application, motivation, and self-awareness through workshops and individual counseling/advising
  • Assess, document, and record students' interests, needs, and goals, and develop meaningful and appropriate academic interventions and services
  • Compile eligibility information for newly accepted students and incoming classes for data analysis purposes
  • Oversee the development and continual updating of programmatic policies and procedures while maintaining focus on meeting SSSD grant objectives.
  • Produce and distribute flyers, advertisements, information sheets, and other programmatic materials via our social media platforms and website
  • Oversee the Peer Leaders, manage the allocated budget, and help administer corresponding programming

2. Collaboration
    Coordinate with the Director, Residence Life Dean, and Bon Appetit to ensure room and board for the New Student Orientation is on track Organize recruitment efforts with the Admissions Office Participate in staff meetings, team development sessions, and relevant committees, as well as build new collaborations with other organizations Coordinate with Disability and Access and Deans of Students for targeted student support

3. Supervision
    Foster a team-based culture that is responsive, innovative, efficient, and service-oriented. Co-lead the hiring and supervision of Orientation Leaders and Peer Leaders

4. Support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community

5. Complete and meet deadlines for required training and performance management cycle 6. Perform other duties as assigned

Work Schedule:

Term: 11 months (July off); position is grant funded, continuation of position is contingent upon renewal of funding.

Shift: The standard 40-hour work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; flexible work arrangements can be proposed and are subject to approval by HR and relevant supervisors; occasional evenings and weekend hours; travel up to 10% of the work schedule, which includes local (Twin Cities metro area) and national travel.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in counseling, education, or a related field

Experience: 3+ years experience working with TRIO-eligible students, multicultural populations, or under-prepared students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience: 5+ years experience in counseling or related roles.


Employment in this position is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check which may include: criminal background checks, reference checks, verification of work history, verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, a motor vehicle check, verification of DOT certification, a credit check, employment eligibility verification, and/or a pre-employment physical. Whether a background check is deemed successfully completed will be at the sole discretion of St. Olaf College. Please note that St. Olaf College reserves the right to conduct periodic background checks at its sole discretion.


This job description is for general information purposes. It is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities of the position. This job description is subject to change at any time, with or without prior notice, by St. Olaf College.

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St. Olaf College

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power.  Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.  The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

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