Position Number: SE1411
Employee Class Description
General Position Description
Provides personalized academic and transfer advising to degree seeking students. Will work closely with students to develop educational, career, and financial aid plans designed to ensure that students make seamless, consistent progression toward achieving educational and transfer goals.
Posting Number: S122P
Proposed Work Schedule (Please note hours subject to change based on business needs)
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm (Hours are subject to change based on department needs)
Posting End Date: 05/19/2021
Salary Range: $34,296 – $41,155 per year
Description of Job Function
1. Assist students in choosing an academic program aligned with their life, career, and educational goals, interests, and strengths.
2. Assist students in the development of an education plan that includes all courses needed to earn their selected degree at Valencia and successfully prepare for transfer. Works with students to develop an educational plan, review degree audits and financial aid plans, and monitor successful program progress.
3. Assist students in developing a transfer plan, which includes selecting an intended academic program and transfer institution as well understanding the requirements for admission to both the transfer institution and academic program.
4. Provides developmental advising to students in individual and/or group settings, including discussions of life, career and educational goals, educational planning, review of required testing and/or college/career inventories, and course selection in accordance with the LifeMap system.
5. Provides students with in-depth information on college policies and support services relevant to their academic progress (i.e. graduation requirements, transfer information, counseling, etc.).
6. Refers students to appropriate resources to support their academic success (i.e. financial aid, career center, tutoring center and student development programs, etc.).
7. Assist students in identifying and applying academic and personal behaviors needed to succeed in college.
8. Participates in the design and implementation of advising curriculum and programs designed to maximize degree completion and transferability.
9. Works with advising leadership, faculty and advising staff to identify barriers to learning and persistence. Recommends approaches to overcome barriers to enhance student success.
10. Serves as a point of contact for assigned academic program(s) and transfer plan(s).
11. Collects and reports data related to student success, including progress towards degree and transfer readiness.
12. Participates in college, state, and regional professional development activities and meetings to enhance effectiveness of advising interventions.
13. Participating in the design and implementation of co-curricular programs designed to enhance program learning outcomes and maximize student engagement in the college and community.
14. Assisting with screening Honors applications for program eligibility and to help students make informed decisions regarding track selection.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Education
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Preferred Type of Experience
Experience working with students in Higher Education setting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to assess student’s developmental needs and translate theory into practice.
Ability to independently initiate, develop, and implement advising programs.
Ability to work efficiently and accurately without close supervision in a flexible and fast-paced environment while exercising reason, sound judgment, and discretion.
Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office Products in a Windows environment.
Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to provide authentic person-centered advising to students.
Knowledge of college’s educational policies and graduation requirements.
Ability to research the educational policies and graduation requirements of any college or university.
Ability to collaborate with other departments in order to resolve student issues to full resolution.
Ability to continuously learn, interpret and explain new knowledge regarding changes and advancements in federal, state, college policies and regulations and technology.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
General Working Conditions
This job primarily operates in a professional office environment. The employee will routinely operate standard office equipment including but not limited to computers, keyboards, mouse, phones, photocopiers, printers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Typical physical competencies include but are not limited to frequently remaining stationary, moving, reaching, positioning self and occasionally ascending/descending, lifting/moving objects weighing between 5-15 pounds. This job also entails frequently communicating, discerning and exchanging information, detecting and perceiving objects up close, at a distance, and the ability to adjust focus. Cognitive abilities include but are not limited to frequently using discretion, judgment, reasoning, memory, learning, maintaining confidentiality, comprehension, problem solving, and decision-making.
The typical work environment, physical and cognitive demands listed above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The College has a process to identify and make available reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
All employees must demonstrate a commitment to Valencia College’s Equity and Inclusion efforts.
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