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The Academic Advisor reports directly to the Senior Academic Advisor and then to the Director of Advising, Retention, and Persistence as a second level supervisor.
- Academic Advisors are responsible for assisting assigned caseload students with the development of academic planning in relationship to their academic and career goals and in alignment with our Guided Pathways philosophy.
- This position encourages students to be more self-directed, measure their own progress as it relates to their educational goals, and select and register for college courses and utilize the CCD student Portal.
- Academic Advisors ensure caseloads adhere to advising model process and are registering continuously each semester and achieving success through completion and transfer, as appropriate.
- This position builds relationships and practices to support the adopted assessment practices of the college related to general enrollment of all students, new and continuing in order to ensure students enter the appropriate educational pathway, guide students to establish realistic academic and career goals including a transfer or employment strategy, and leverage the benefits of software platforms such as Navigate, DegreeWorks, or a similar platform, to achieve the ultimate goal of completion.
- Academic Advisors collaborate with faculty and other college personnel to identify and implement innovative solutions to enhance the students’ overall educational experience and maintain communication with all necessary stakeholders and constituents to effectively respond to individual student needs, mainly facilitated through use of “early alert” system and advisee load communication.
- Bilingual highly desired.
- Adept with use of MS Office Suite and other related/similar software.
- Knowledge of Career Clusters, meta majors and educational pathways.
- Knowledge of workforce education trends, occupations and career options.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, on campus, off campus, and virtually.
- Experience using student information systems such as Banner and Navigate.
- Knowledge of programs of study, including general education requirements and pre- requisites for academic pathways.
- Ability to leverage technology to facilitate the management systems such as Degree Works, the student portal, and video based conferencing, etc.
- Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff.
- Demonstrated experience and success working with underrepresented student populations including students of color, first generation and low-income students.
- Experience working in an Urban Community College setting or related urban work environment.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, and some weekend assignments.
- Ability to work at Auraria Campus, Lowry Campus, or the Advanced Manufacturing Center as assigned/needed.
- Excellent written and verbal skills.
- Knowledge of academic advising and career development practices and principles.
- Ability to identify relevant community resources and external support services and connect students as appropriate.
- Ability to effectively facilitate advising and present information one-on-one and in small groups.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact with diverse constituents and to provide high quality support and high levels of customer service to students and all stakeholders.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and effectively document communication with caseload.
Qualification & Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
- Two (2) years of experience in academic advising or counseling in higher education or related work environment.
Company: State of Colorado
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dallas, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A