Friday, November 05, 2021
Salary is $40,336.58. Compensation package is comprised of many
college paid benefits including health and life insurance,
retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College
and the University of Florida.
Full-time, Technical/Professional, Pay Grade PT3, Exempt.
Northwest Campus, Building R, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville,
Overview: Santa Fe College (SF) has
been recognized as one of the top-rated community college in the
United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered
institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence,
and cultural and ethnic diversity. Santa Fe College is a
comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s
degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in
Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and
Non-Degree programs. A high quality of life, temperate
climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural
events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and
Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls
over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60%
of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the
The Academic Advisement Center provides information, guidance
and advisement to Associate in Arts (AA), Exploratory and
Developmental Education students. The Advising Specialist is
responsible for providing direction, information, personal
attention, care and support to students in the development and
planning of their educational pursuits at Santa Fe College
The Academic Advisement Center seeks an Advising Specialist to
provide information, guidance, personalized advisement,
registration assistance and support to students. The Advising
Specialist prepares students to achieve their professional and
educational goals by helping students explore academic options,
develop academic plans for success, register for coursework and
make timely progress to persist toward degree completion. The
Advising Specialist must possess a student-centered advisement
philosophy and demonstrate the ability to work well with students,
faculty and staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural,
collaborative and creative environment.
Responsibilities and duties include:
- Assist in all Advisement efforts, including academic
advisement, as well as technological innovations to enhance, expand
and improve advisement such as distance advising.
- Assist incoming students with placement, academic and career
path guidance, and initial course selection.
- Work primarily with an assigned case load of students,
responding to at-risk reporting with appropriate student outreach
- Participate in advisement initiatives including presenting to
small and large groups of students during workshops, class
presentations, as well as assisting with special events such as
Gator Day which may be conducted during evenings and weekends.
- Serve as a liaison between the Academic Advisement Center and
academic departments at SF and University of Florida.
- Build partnerships and collaborate with areas across campus to
provide referrals to appropriate campus resources (i.e. tutoring,
counseling, career services, Financial Aid, SF’s Food Pantry) and
community resources, helping to achieve advisement objectives.
- Serve on college-wide committees on behalf of the Academic
- Assist with student success initiatives, which includes using
an early alert system for academically at-risk students, as well as
- Interpret and follow detailed state and college regulations,
policies and procedures.
- Maintain a flexible schedule including evening and weekend
- Strictly honor the privacy and security of student records and
other sensitive information according to appropriate state, federal
and college regulations, policies and procedures.
- Provide service excellence through courteous, informed,
accessible and professional engagement.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Reports to: Director, Advising and Career Exploration
Required: A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant
field with two (2) years of related work experience in academic
advisement, student affairs, student services, counseling,
mentoring and/or a related area is required.
Additional Requirements: A criminal background
check will be conducted.
Preferred: A Master’s
degree in Student Personnel, Educational Leadership, Counseling
and/or a relevant field is preferred, as is experience with college
academic advising. Bilingual applicants are strongly
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural
- Able to effectively handle confidential and proprietary
- Communication – able to effectively communicate in a
professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using
preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
- Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule,
and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals
- Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of
Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
- Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team
player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative
relationships with all levels within and external to the
- Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate,
manage, prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously, to
swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action,
and apply the appropriate response.
Application Process: All
applicants must complete the SF Employment Application,
submit a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, advising
philosophy as well as college transcripts through the job portal to
be considered for this position. College transcripts
are required for any college
coursework. Unofficial transcripts are only
accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are
required prior to any offer of employment being