Job Positions

314113/Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10




Mesa Community College

Date Posted:

Oct 8 2020 10:00PM

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Position Description

Advises new and continuing students on admissions processes, testing degree options, transfer partnerships, campus resources, financial aid, and career planning. Guides students through academic planning and goal setting. Maintains current knowledge of current MCCCD policies and procedures. May participate in presentations to students and work with students online, over the phone and in person. May perform other duties as assigned. Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation, student success, integrity, and diversity in the performance of job duties.


75% Provides academic and career advisement and other related enrollment services to new and continuing students while providing thorough documentation of each advisement interaction; Maintains effective time management in order to serve a large volume of students; provides information and maintains current knowledge on transfer options, academic programs, class registration, pathway programs, general financial aid requirements and processes, graduation requirements, academic policies, career exploration and refers students to appropriate campus services; provides unofficial transcript evaluations; Participate in group advising and presentations to students and staff.

15% Actively participates in professional development in order to maintain current knowledge of relevant policies and implement best practices with advisement in order to assist in student support and retention; Collaborates with cross-college stakeholders.

10% Other duties as assigned

Application Process

Applicants must submit a cover letter that details how the applicant meets minimum and desired qualifications. Applications without a cover letter and do not include detailed employment history information will be incomplete and will not be considered. Please ensure your resume and cover letter provide the following items: Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position. Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, indicate full or part time experience for each position held and name of employer for each position. Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview. Apply at

Institution Information

Mesa Community College is located in the Phoenix, AZ area and is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District.

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Required Qualifications

Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in business administration, education or directly related field, and one full-time equivalent year of experience assisting with educational program development and coordination, student advisement, financial aid, or related student development programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
One (1) or more full-time equivalent years professional experience in higher education
One (1) or more of full-time experience working in a professional academic advising department and/or K-12/Higher Education teaching as a primary function
Experience in a high-volume and fast-paced environment while working with a diverse population
Attention to detail in written communications (as evidenced by application materials)