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Academic Advisor

Metropolitan Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Financial Aid, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Career Opportunity Number 21-140 Position Title: Academic Advisor Location Administrative Center Position Type: Full-Time Class Category Classified Staff Job Open Date 09/17/2021 Job Close Date 10/01/2021 Open Until Filled No Initial Screen Date: 10/04/2021 Minimal Qualifications:
. Bachelor’s degree.

· Two (2) years full-time, directly related work experience

· Minimum Education Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Preferred qualifications:
- Experience in assisting individuals with postsecondary educational processes.
- Experience in assisting individuals with federal financial aid processes including: FAFSA completion, verification requirements, eligibility criteria and defaulted student loan resolution.
- Experience conducting presentations to large diversified populations.
- Experience working cooperatively with multiple constituents including: faculty, staff, students, community organizations and agencies to establish referrals and collaborations.
- Knowledge of postsecondary educational processes, including program and course requirements and developmental advising.
- Knowledge of student development, decision making and the ability to teach students how to make informed transfer decisions.
- Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to deal with change and ambiguity and to constantly update and organize new information.
- Ability to maintain positive working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to organize and maintain web-based advising information and resources.
- Ability to handle confidential matters judiciously and knowledge of FERPA .
- Effective computer skills, including the ability to use database software to access and input information.
- Effective presentation skills, including the ability to use technology in making group presentations.
- Knowledge of general office procedures and office filing systems.
- Knowledge of conflict resolution and the ability to work well in a variety of fast-passed, stressful situations.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record prior to driving on district business. Work Hours
- Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; however, may be required to work some evenings and/or weekends. Compensation The annual salary is $48,956. A competitive benefit package is included. Special Instructions to Applicants
- Limited duration position to end no later that August 31, 2022, but may be extended based upon funding Class Summary
Incumbents assist students with academic programs which include enrollment processes, course offerings, fees, course selection, test scores, financial aid eligibility and options, and other resources that will help students meet their educational and occupational needs Typical Essential Duties
Identify and evaluate students’ needs, including collaboration with students to set educational objectives, exploration of career opportunities and job-related information while evaluating ongoing educational progress.
- Serve as a source of knowledge and information regarding postsecondary educational and financial aid opportunities.
- Attendance and participation at state, regional and national conferences, workshops, committees and seminars to better understand and maintain a working knowledge of educational programs, policies, requirements, student services, advising and the building of a professional network.
- Promote student retention through an understanding of students’ areas of interest, college resources, scholarship opportunities and difficult financial and personal issues surrounding students’ lives.
- Continue training to master new enrollment, communications and information management software.
- Knowledge of the A+ program and understanding of eligibility requirements.
- Awareness of and referral to institutional and community student support services.
- Represent the Educational Opportunity Center at events promoting a positive image of MCC and EOC .
- Responsible for contact with outside agencies, especially those working with targeted area population, requiring effective communications with the specified agencies to meet students’ need.
- Often responsible for first contact for potential students, parents and the public and diffusing possible volatile situations.
- Serve as a resource for developing strategies to create and market effective enrollment opportunities for new and returning students.
- Participation in campus, district-wide and inter-institutional committees in order to improve services, open avenues of communication and to promote educational opportunities. Knowledge
· Knowledge of academic program requirements;
· Knowledge of customer service principles;
. Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
· Knowledge of workshop and program principles and operations;
· Knowledge of presentation principles and practices;
· Knowledge of diverse populations and cultures
. Knowledge of computers and related software applications. Skills

. Skilled in advising students on applicable policies and procedures
. Skilled in interpreting academic program requirements
. Skilled in reviewing and processing paperwork, forms, and/or other related items
. Skilled in developing and implementing programs and workshops;
. Skilled in maintaining confidentiality;
. Skilled in resolving conflicts;
. Skilled in using a computer and related software applications;
. Skilled in providing customer service;
. Skilled in utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information. Positions Supervised Physical Requirements
Positions in this class typically require: feeling, grasping, hearing, fingering, reaching, repetitive motion, standing, talking, visual acuity, and walking. The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects Licensing Requirements Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * Do you have two (2) years full-time, directly related work experience?
    • Less than one (1)
    • Two years
  3. * How did you learn about this position?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Dos Mundos
    • Employee referral
    • Facebook
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Kansas City Call
    • Kansas City Globe
    • Kansas City Hispanic News
    • LinkedIn
    • MCC Website
    • Monster
    • Other Source
    • Twitter
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript 01
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

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