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Job ID: 113821

Educational Advisor (COF)- 19 Hr LB
Kern Community College District

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2018
Title Educational Advisor (COF)- 19 Hr LB
University Kern Community College District
Department Academic Advising
Application Deadline 10/24/2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Porterville, CA
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services
    Educational Services

Educational Advisor (COF)- 19 Hr LB

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02533

Posting Date: 10/10/2018

Initial Screening Date: 10/24/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Position Type: Classified Limited Benefit

Rate: $27.27 Hourly

Work Week: 19 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $27.27 Hourly

Maximum Salary: $38.54 Hourly (Maximum Entry: $27.27 Hourly)


Prorated sick leave and vacation only.

This position is not eligible for health benefits.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

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

Education and Experience:

Any Combination Equivalent to:

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

Licenses and Other Requirements:

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

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
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
Ability to:
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

Salary Grade: 46.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on October 24, 2018 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
Completed Online Application for Employment form
Current resume
Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. Recruitment Status (tentative):
Application Screening: TBD
Interviews: TBD

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.


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