We are currently seeking an Advisor who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and
Partner with students, faculty, staff, instructional services, administrators, and the
community in a proactive process which facilitates the development of intentional educational and career plans to help students achieve
academic, personal, and professional goals. Advisors are responsible for informing prospective, new, and returning students of educational
opportunities and requirements. Advisors will provide a high level of customer service support to their caseload of assigned students and
assist as needed with walk-ins, peak registration, recruitment, orientation, and completion programs and initiatives. Advisors play a
critical role in the implementation of relevant student services activities to increase retention rates, course completion rates and/or
transfer to either a college/university, or the workforce.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.
- In collaboration with student, identify the appropriate educational and career options, assist with
the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications; establish academic and career goals, and establish an
action plan for students to explore alternative careers and related program adjacency;
- Identify options for students
to satisfy degree requirements, evaluate and make recommendations, and or amendments to student’s program of study;
- Use case management principles of advocacy, assessment, and service facilitation to advance the achievement of student
goals and link students with appropriate resources throughout the educational continuum and beyond as necessary;
- Utilize available and appropriate technology to: monitor academic progress of students toward degree and/or
certificate completion, identify current and potential academic needs, document ongoing case management activities, and document all
pertinent student information and status updates;
- Teach students the skills to self-navigate to degree completion
utilizing campus information, student on-line system, and campus resources;
- Assist students in the acquisition, usage
and evaluation of information including college guidelines, catalogs and on-line resources;
- Interpret admissions
assessment scores and advise students of appropriate placement, and coursework;
- Monitor caseloads to ensure that
students are making adequate progress towards completion of chosen certificate or degree, and use available technology tools to send
caseload messages regarding milestone attainment;
- Respond in a timely fashion to proactive “early alerts” of assigned
students. Provide information and referrals to students needing services such as: tutoring, testing, career entry, counseling, financial
aid, disability services, etc.;
- Provide information regarding student life opportunities to include student activities
and recreational sports. Inform students of the benefits (i.e. leadership skills, team building, and, civic engagement);
- Provide information regarding the promotion of special programs and opportunities such as learning communities, bridge
courses, honors programs, service learning, etc.;
- Inform students of procedures such as withdrawal, repeating
coursework, advanced standing credit, graduation, etc.;
- Provide transfer planning to universities to include, joint
admissions programs, articulation agreements, common course numbering system, and transfer plans;
- Provide assistance
to students, parents and community agencies with accurate up-to- date information to make sound educational decisions;
- Attend annual professional development training as required;
- Assist with recruitment activities
to include arranging on-site college visits for parents and students;
- Establish and maintain interdepartmental
relationships with all student services and instructional programs;
- Participate in college committee work as
recommended and approved by supervisor;
- Participate in at least one HCC student event per semester as scheduled and
approved by supervisor; and
Participate in HCC graduation as required by Student Services leadership team.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and
responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. .
Prefer two (2) years related work experience in post-secondary institution.
Experience with PeopleSoft is
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated experience with computers and database related software;
- Self-directed with the ability to work independently within changing deadlines;
- Must possess
good interpersonal skills to perform successfully in a large multicultural environment;
- Experience in advising both
traditional-aged students and adults in a higher education setting preferred;
- Well organized, task-oriented and
Able to work flexible hours to include evenings and weekends.
This job description in no
way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to
follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a
high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare
individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our
graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has
served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools
Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and
online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and
No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the
Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things
happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative,
financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career
tools, it also takes care of its people.
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
* 145 languages are spoken
* Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
* The weather is great! Mild
winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
* World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long
been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top
* With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s
* Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments
covering 60+ cuisines.
If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity
and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to
handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies
David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity
PO Box 667517
713 718.8271 or
HCC values its employees
and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning
environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
Individuals with disabilities, who require special
accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.