Educational Advisor (African American Success Programs) (COF) - Kern Community College District in Bakersfield California

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Kern Community College District

Bakersfield, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

College Site

Bakersfield College

Basic Fuction

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers including certificate, graduation, transfer and major requirements; advise students on various careers and on the requirements necessary for achieving career goals.

Representative Duties:

  • Serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers; assist students with establishing academic goals and selecting courses to meet their goals; utilize test scores to discuss appropriate class levels; communicate with students in person, on the telephone and on-line.
  • Provide initial assessment of transcripts from other institutions; receive and forward transcripts to admissions and records office.
  • Provide guidance relating to complaint and discrimination policies.
  • Refer students in need of special services or outside counseling or testing services.
  • Assist students with career searches; provide referrals to various print and computerized resources.
  • Assist students with completion of various forms necessary to meet educational goals.
  • Make appropriate changes in student database based on counseling appointments and student contact.
  • Advise students on a variety of student services programs covering the overall matriculation process for students attending classes at a District site; refer students as necessary to specialists; maintain caseload of new and continuing students.
  • Participate in community outreach programs.
  • Assist students in achieving transfer goals including completion of university applications and utilizing various resources to acquire information regarding university requirements; maintain current knowledge of university systems as well as independent colleges.
  • Score various personality and interest inventory tests for campus counselors and instructors; assure current career counseling testing software is installed.
  • Update various handouts and forms as necessary.
  • Provide advising support for assigned programs such as health career, EOP&S, financial aid and others as assigned by the position.
  • Participate in various graduation preparation activities; request formal graduation evaluation and review evaluations with students; assure completion of appropriate graduation forms.
  • Maintain budgets for assigned activities at a site as assigned.
  • Make presentation to students, faculty and community; participate in conferences and off-campus meetings related to assigned areas.
  • Conduct career center, EOP&S or other orientations for new and continuing students as assigned.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Any combination equivalent to:

  • Bachelors degree AND one year experience in a student services or related function.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California drivers license.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.


  • College policies, procedures and resources.
    Program and degree requirements.
  • Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Student services programs.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Distance education modalities.
  • Career and personality tests available to students as a resource tool.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact patience and courtesy.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Counseling/advising techniques.


  • Serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers including certificate, graduation, transfer and major requirements.
  • Advise students on various careers and advise students on the requirements necessary for achieving career goals.
    Interpret and explain college policies and procedures to students, faculty and the community.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports.
  • Proctor and score a variety of tests.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Minium Salary

$4,634.99 per month

Maximum Salary

$6,549.12 per month (maximum entry $4,634.99 per month)


It shall be the policy of the Kern Community College District that equal opportunity to seek, obtain, hold, and advance in employment in the District shall be afforded to all who qualify without discrimination because of race, color, ethnic group identification, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex (gender), sexual orientation, age, and/or physical or mental disability. Appropriate qualifications for the performance of specific duties are the basic criteria for the employmentand promotion of personnel. Additional efforts will be made to recruit, develop, and to promote qualified members of groups that are underrepresented in the District workforce, even if that under-representation cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions on the part of the District.If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Human Resources Department at (661) 336-5141.

Keyword Phrases

  • 3 campuses serving 38,000 diverse students
  • Committed to continuous quality improvement
  • Invested, Inclusive, Accountable, Focus, Committed
  • Academic Advising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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