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Academic Advisor, Career and Technical Education—Special Populations (Part-time)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number H0176P
Classification Staff
Position Number
Position Title Academic Advisor, Career and Technical Education—Special Populations (Part-time)
Status of Position Grant-Funded
FLSA Non Exempt
Position Summary

The Academic Advisor will advise Special Populations students in all aspects of the CTE pathway from application through to certificate and degree completion. This includes assisting with student application, course selection, enrollment, and procedures for transfer institutions. This position will participate and organize follow-up activities as directed by the Director to support special populations in CTE. They will also assist in maintaining a recordkeeping system that facilitates program planning, development, and evaluation. This is a grant-funded position and is subject to all terms of the grant, as well as continued funding of the grant

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Manager, Academic Advising.

Essential Responsibilities

1.Work directly with the Director to ensure that the goals and objectives of the CTE pathway project are met.

2.Provide financial aid and personal finance counseling to help CTE students achieve their educational and personal goals and off-set the cost of college attendance.

3.Provide academic advising and counseling information services to student participants through structured individual and group meetings.

4. Monitor students’ academic progress; maintain detailed records of all aspects of students’ progress including academic, professional, personal, etc., that would aid, or impede their overall success, particularly around indicators of special populations (single parents, displaced homemakers, etc.).

5. Assist in student outcomes research and institutional evaluation.

6. Assist the Director with completing the programs’ Annual Performance Report and quarterly/annual Carl D Perkins report.

7. Conduct appropriate referrals for students as necessary.

8. Assist with all aspects of program review and student retention efforts such as surveys, focus groups, orientation sessions, parent workshops and intervention groups.

9. Build and maintain positive working relationships with PSC faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians to assist program participants with academic advising, counseling, consultation, referral, and information services.

14. Performs other duties as assigned for the betterment of each program participant consistent with the role and required functions of this position.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

The employee typically works indoors in an environment protected from the weather. Moderate travel may be required. Physical activities include the ability to carry appropriate recruitment materials sometimes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or CTE field.

2. Demonstrated sensitivity and experience with students from low-income, disadvantaged educational backgrounds.

3. Demonstrated ability to assist students in a culturally diverse environment.

4. A minimum of one year of experience advising or counseling in a college setting, preferably with CTE students.

5. FAFSA knowledge and experience in financial aid and financial literacy.

6. Working knowledge, along with comfort level, in assisting students with college and university admissions, transfer policies, and financial assistance processes.

7. Proven commitment to target participant population.

8. Ability to work in teams.

9. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience working with CTE programs, faculty, and/or students.
2. Experience working in a community college.
3. Working knowledge of Federal Financial Aid.
4. Outstanding programming skills designed at enhancing the quality of the academic and personal lives of low-income, first-generation and disabled students.
5. Experience with Datatel colleague.

Anticipated Work Hours and Days

19 hours per week

Posting Date 09/01/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Prairie State College Website
    • BlacksinHigherEd
    • CareerBuilders
    • Chronicle of HigherEd
    • HispanicsinHigherEd
    • InsideHigherEd Jobs
    • VeteransinHigherEd
    • Community College Jobs
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor Degree in education, counseling, or CareerTechnical Education field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of one year of experience in advising or counseling in a college setting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents