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Academic Advisor/Disability Support Services

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Hamilton County, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional

General Description of Position:

Provide developmental academic advising for new and continuing students using a case management approach. Assist students in defining personal and academic career goals, interpreting and understanding placement scores, program curriculum and pre-requisites, and developing basic skills to register for courses, as appropriate. Responsible for providing leadership to ensure that students with disabilities have access to opportunities available at the college. The Academic Advisor will refer students to appropriate internal and external resources that foster student success.

Major Responsibilities:

Demonstrate strong commitment to student development and success through advocacy, positive attitude, adaptability, approachability, problem solving, and support

Demonstrate developmental academic advising that assists students in clarifying personal and academic career goals through the use of appropriate student development, human development, and student learning theories

Assist students in interpreting and understanding placement scores, program curricula, and pre-requisites, etc.

Assist students in gaining a basic understanding of the College’s registration process and processes that need to be completed prior to the beginning of each semester

Maintain current knowledge of the institution’s academic programs, curriculum, practices and academic and student policies

Coordinate with other Student Affairs and Academic Affairs areas to ensure accuracy of advising materials distributed to students, faculty, and staff

Possess a working knowledge of the various types of student financial assistance programs

Manage academic advising case load in a manner that promotes retention, persistence, and student success through proactive interactions and interventions

Assist students in the development of an Individualized Academic Plan

Monitor student progress through regular meetings, communications, interventions, assessments, and data collection

Maintain academic advising records in compliance with College and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with students, faculty, and staff

Utilize a communication plan to engage the college community in the academic advising process

Engage in behaviors that create an inclusive environment in which all people are valued, supported, and respected

Actively participate in professional development opportunities and professional organizations, as well as college-wide committees, etc.

Identify, secure and coordinate, in accordance with the American Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

Counsel and advise students with disabilities.

Communicate concerns and provide necessary support and materials for faculty, staff, and other service providers to assist in the identification and development of methods to assist students.

Establish and maintain referral resources and relationships with external agencies and programs for additional support services for students.

Compile data and create reports for DSS.

Maintain confidential student counseling contact records. Educate faculty, staff, and students in crisis management.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director of Academic Advising/Vice Chancellor Enrollment/Student Success

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, counseling social work, or related fields.

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in academic advising, admissions, career counseling or related higher education area is required or one (1) year of experience with a Master’s degree.

Experience working with and being committed to diverse communication is required.

Excellent communication and time management skills, as well as the ability to demonstrate initiative and working in a team environment is required.

Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database applications including student records management systems and online social media tools.

Knowledge in the areas of learning disabilities, hearing impairment, visual impairment, chronic diseases, psychiatric disabilities, and mobility impairments preferred.

Administrative and organizational skills along with strong customer service attributes are necessary.

Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling psychology or related discipline.

Minimum of one to two years of relevant experience demonstrating leadership qualities.

Community College experience or credential.

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