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Advisor 2, Program (Internal Only)

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Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Advisor 2, Program (Internal Only)
Open Internally or Externally Internal
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Assistant Director 2, Transfer & Programs
Department Academic Advising (Transfer, Programs, Career Exp)
Requisition Number 17138
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Staff
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary $40,732 - $41,136
Job Open Date 01/19/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 01/26/2018
Job Summary

Under general supervision, performs varied duties and assignments involving professional judgment. Resolves questions or problems, on an on-going basis, referring complex issues to higher level. Specialize in one or more academic and college programs. Gather and provide accurate information, interpret complex program requirements, develop time lines for course completion, and efficient transfer; support transfer events within a developing Pathways Model. Provide regular, individualized coaching, counsel and support, and case management to the students on an ongoing basis through frequent outreach on the phone, on-line, or in person. Provide in-depth academic advising including clarification of personal values and understanding of career paths and career development within developing Pathway.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Specialize in providing advising and/or programming for one or more College programs or services (e.g., liaison to academic program, faculty training, academic standards and/or financial aid appeals) within a Pathway Model. Advise and assist students in understanding the requirements for all SLCCdegree, diploma, certificate and completion programs; advise students in developing academic time lines, exploring course work, sequencing and selecting courses and developing class schedules; advise students in understanding transfer programs to four-year institutions and planning efficient transfer.
Advise and assist students in becoming aware of their values, interests, abilities, and clarifying their academic and career goals. Assist students to utilize career assessments, both paid and free, and other resources to explore careers and develop plans.
Work closely with academic departments, other offices and/or institutions to obtain accurate information about programs and requirements, make regular contact with department administrators, and participate in curriculum review via AIC.
Assist in compilation of program-related information, data, assessments and/or writing reports. Share this information with Academic and Student Services stakeholders. Maintain updated files on I-drive in relation to specific programs for all advisors to access. Participate in array of meetings (e.g., Staff, PAC, Curriculum, Major(at state level) and relevant program departmental meetings.
Assist with identification and retention efforts for students in assigned programs at SLCC. 
Participate in transfer activities and other program specific transfer events.
Participate in designated recruitment and retention activities as related to assigned programs.
Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s in a related field preferred.

Higher education experience.

Experience advising within a Pathway Modeled system.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Two (2) to four (4) years direct, full-time, paid work experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Academic advising theory and practice. Knowledge of advising within a Pathway Model.

Learning theory and application methods.

Standard career assessments (e.g. Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Skill Inventory and other on-line resources.)

College enrollment procedures, college resources and services (e.g., Registration and Financial Aid)

Educational tests and placement interpretation (e.g. LOEP, ACT/SAT and Accuplacer)

Social/educational resources and services available on campus and in community.

Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding to the needs and concerns of a diverse college population (e.g. students from: diverse ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic status, students with disabilities, LGBTQ, etc.)

Program development and implementation.

Communicate effectively in writing and orally.

Lead discussions and make presentations to large and small groups.

Demonstrate initiative, creativity, teamwork, conflict resolution/decision making skills.

Organize, retrieve, manage and present large amounts of informational details about college programs.

Train peers and advisors in selected academic/career advising techniques and/or program information.

Prioritize assignments; plan and carry out objectives.

Work well under pressure; learn quickly.

Maintain a flexible schedule with some evening shifts and campus rotations required.

Utilize a variety of computer software, including data systems and internet (e.g. Banner and DegreeWorks)

Advocate for all students.

Work ethically with confidential information.

Initiate and maintain coordination with other department offices and others related to area of program responsibility.

Implement activities related to promoting specific areas of responsibility including transfer.

Some evaluation, originality and ingenuity required.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Professional Development

Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a current employee of Salt Lake Community College?
    • No
    • Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letters of Reference
  4. Other Doc