Academic Advisor (Reg FT) - Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States
(2706, 2707, 2708, 2709, 2710)

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Detailed Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Registration and Advisement or other designated supervisor, meet with and advise new, prospective and current students concerning their college studies and academic and educational needs, and provide appropriate support, guidance, information and direction to assist students to achieve their academic goals. Advisors engage students holistically, including career choices, curriculum options, majors, course planning, College policies and procedures, personal assistance and referral to community services, and academic support.  

Job Duties

1. Participate in mandatory training sessions, attend professional development workshops and activities as required, and assist in development of training materials and programs for faculty advisors.
2. Interview students concerning their readiness for college studies, their choice of major, their need for developmental coursework, their possible transfer to a four-year school, and the basic differences between the high school and college experience.
3. Maintain knowledge of and disseminate information to students regarding support services available on campus and across College, and direct students to such services, as needed or appropriate.
4. Provide advising services in the College advising centers and assist the directors of registration and advisement and/or other supervisory personnel in providing prompt assistance to students regarding program requirements and the registration process.
5. Develop academic schedules for new and continuing students utilizing the Degree Audit and other materials developed by the campus; provide students with information on all academic policy questions.
6. Advise students on general transfer information and refer students to appropriate transfer personnel.
7. Advise students changing their major by checking courses that apply to the new major (degree audit) and completing the appropriate paperwork.
8. Meet with students applying for graduation (utilizing Degree Audit) to assess graduation status.
9. Meet with probation students and other at-risk students and direct students, as necessary, to a counselor, success coach, or other student development professional.
10. Use on-line student system to research student's transcript, availability of classes, and calendar information.
11. Evening and/or Saturday advising may be required.
12. Perform other related duties as required or assigned

Job Specifications

Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree and/or academic preparation in counseling, higher education administration, student services, or other field allied with programs offered at CCAC preferred. Prior work experience and/or demonstrated familiarity with student issues and the ability to interact with students with diverse needs.  

Salary Grade

Per Contract  

Additional Information

Applicants must electronically attach scanable unofficial transcripts when applying to this posting.

This position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter and resume by no later than November 2, 2015. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.

This is a regular full-time tenure-track 12 month position with benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and its Board of Trustees are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment for all. College conforms to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment. The College CCAC does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, use of a guide or support animal due to disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran status, or age or use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical disability of any individual. Creating, supporting and sustaining a diverse community prepare our students to be effective in the world outside of CCAC.

The College also prohibits and will not engage in retaliation against any person who in good faith reports a violation of this policy, makes a claim of discrimination or harassment, provides information in an investigation of a potential violation of this policy, or otherwise engages in protected activity under the law. Questions may be addressed to

College conforms to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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