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ACADEMIC ADVISING SPECIALIST
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
San Jose City College
The Academic Advising Specialist reports to the Associate Dean, Career & Technical Education at San Jose City College. The work schedule is 12 months per year; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Academic Advising Specialist is a grant funded and contingent upon yearly funding.
This position is represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 363.
Under the direction of the Dean or assigned administrator, supports counseling/special programs department by providing enrollment, academic, and career information to pre-college and college students. Enhances student achievement by coordinating and participating in educational assistance, activities, and events designed to encourage or improve college attendance or experience. Provides support to Counselors and Student Services staff.
This is a technical position in the field of academic advising. Advancement to this position requires the education and experience listed below plus an ability to identify and enhance educational opportunities for students.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Under the direction of the Dean provides routine assistance to the counseling/special programs department, regarding academic advising ranging from course alternatives, degree and certificate requirements, and transfer information to students. Refers students to a Counselor or other College resource for advanced guidance. 2. Interprets student placement and career assessment results and links placement test scores to advising content. Assists in providing related advisement for general college preparation, financial aid, and school selection. 3. Assists students with career exploration based on career counseling completed by Counselors and assessment results. Assists in interpreting test results and counselor's educational plans. 4. Provides information to students on degrees, certificates, programs, and individual courses. Interprets degree/major requirements, and articulation agreements and transfer guides to four-year colleges. Directs students to a variety of information and resources as needed for educational planning. 5. Provides information to students regarding graduation, certificate, general petitions and transfer requirements. Verifies academic records sand enrollment. 6. Illustrates to students the process for applying to colleges, seeking financial aid, and accessing other services. 7. Organizes materials and provides general information to students on college policies and regulations. 8. Researches career patterns, occupation and labor market trends, and other information to support discussion with students on career and educational planning. 9. Maintains and updates student information on a database or equivalent resource. Ensures accurate information. Prepares statistical and evaluative reports as required by funding sources or the College. 10. Assists students in the college enrollment process, including scheduling classes. 11. Assists Counselors and others in conducting new student orientation. 12. Maintains a supply of flyers, pamphlets, and worksheets designed to inform students of school services, financial aid, student activities, community resources, and employment. May develop materials that are beneficial to students. 13. Participates with others, including other programs in activities such as career fairs and college visitations. 14. Receives and refers calls for counseling and other areas. Performs routine customer service functions of a clerical nature such as file maintenance, mailings, reports, and correspondence. 15. Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Activities associated with providing customer service and support to students in an academic counseling and advising setting; 2. Student support services such as financial aid and employment; 3. Processes used for general academic advising. 4. Community college and transfer program requirements; 5. developed oral and written communication skills; 6. Report writing, record keeping and organizational skills; 7. District organization, operations, policies and objectives; 8. Characteristics and needs of students with diverse backgrounds; 9. Well-developed interpersonal skills to convey policies, procedures, and instructions to others, and to make presentations to small groups, and to persuade students toward a course of action; 10. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment such as word processing and academic database.
1. Carry out the essential functions of the position; 2. Learn college policies and procedures as well as those associated with counseling and advising; 3. Interpret major sheets and course descriptions, financial aid, assessment, and placement examination results; 4. Work cooperatively with District and College staff and outside agencies using written and oral communication effectively; 5. Interact productively with a wide range of students varying abilities and background, including economic, social, and cultural diversity;
6. Prepare and deliver oral presentations and to persuade students toward a course of action; 7. Exercise a positive attitude, patience, empathy, compassion, and good judgment when dealing with others; 8. Read, interpret and explain statistical data, technical procedures and governmental regulations; 9. Maintain records and files.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Bachelors degree from an accredited institution or equivalent. 2. One year of experience in customer service preferably in college or trade school.
Licenses and Requirements:
1. Possession of a valid California drivers license.
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
Districts Diversity Requirements
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced
- Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.
$66,545 - $81,209 Annual Salary (Range 90: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2021-2022). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 18 paid holidays.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.