Friday, May 06, 2022
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.
Blount Hall, 401 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL
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 department at the Blount 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 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 center students, responding to at-risk
reporting with appropriate student outreach and follow-up.
- 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 5th
Avenue Arts Festival and Porters Community Back to School event
which may be conducted during evenings and weekends.
- Serve as a liaison between the Blount Center’s Academic
Advisement and academic departments at SF, the University of
Florida, and the Disabilities Resource Center.
- 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.
- Engage the student population through various activities with
Student Life at the Blount Center.
- Serve on college-wide committees on behalf of the Blount
Center’s Academic Advisement.
- Assist with the implementation and execution of student success
initiatives, which includes the introduction of an early alert
system for academically at-risk students, as well as progressive
- Interpret and follow detailed state and college regulations,
policies, and procedures.
- Assist with customer service and faculty support including
locking and unlocking buildings and classrooms when needed.
- 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: Interim Director, Blount Center
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 submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a
letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, advising philosophy, as
well as college transcripts to be considered for this position.
Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for
review purposes, official transcripts are required
prior to any offer of employment being made.
Santa Fe College is committed to an environment that
embraces diversity, respects the rights of all individuals, is open
and accessible, and is free of harassment and discrimination based
on, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, creed, color, religion,
age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and
sexual orientation), marital status, national origin, genetic
information, political opinions or affiliations, and veteran status
in all its programs, activities and employment. http://www.sfcollege.edu/eaeo/
Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies or concerns
about discrimination or harassment, including concerns about sexual
harassment or sexual violence under Title IX, should be directed
Santa Fe College reserves the right to extend deadlines
and/or not to offer advertised positions.
Preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of