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Academic Advisor

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: South Bend/Elkhart, IN
Categories: Academic Advising/Academic Support

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. 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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required in education, psychology, counseling, social work, or related fields; Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling psychology, or related discipline preferred.

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.

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

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

Administrative and organizational skills along with strong customer service attributes.

Community College experience or credential preferred

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

Benefits:

No waiting period to enroll in benefits.

Employer contribution to retirement plan, 2 year waiting period.

Excellent benefits, including voluntary benefits: medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, spouse/child life insurance, fee remission, LTD, STD, Identity Guard, etc.

Paid time off: vacation and sick.

Paid holidays: 8 days plus winter break between December 25th and January 1st.

Free tuition for employee and dependents.

Professional Development opportunities.

Other Requirements:

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, occasional Saturday
Hiring Range: $40,000 - $42,000
Diversity Statement:

Diversity: At Ivy Tech Community College we honor and appreciate the diversity of our students, employees, and community. Ivy Tech seeks to embody individuals who vary in terms of race, national/ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental ability, socioeconomic status, religious preference, veteran status, and citizenship, in the service of learning.

Equity: Ivy Tech Community College seeks to create opportunities for historically underrepresented populations to have equal access in hiring, compensating, promoting, providing services for, educating, and overall support.

Belonging: The active, intentional and ongoing engagement Ivy Tech Community College has with diversity – in its college community, in its curriculum, in its offices and workplace, and in the communities it serves. A sense of belonging refers to real and perceived social support on campus or in one’s department, a feeling or sensation of connectedness, and the experience of mattering or feeling cared about, accepted, respected, valued by, and important to the campus community, including peers, colleagues, faculty, and staff. Ivy Tech seeks to provide a sustained welcoming and protected environment for all people, regardless of their background and identity, as all belong at Ivy Tech.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (names, address, phone number).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.

 

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