The qualified candidate will have a strong understanding of learning differences, including the research basis for understanding specific learning disabilities and attention disorders, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the developmental and instructional challenges of working with students with learning differences. A familiarity with higher education career services support is preferred. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, strong organizational skills and proficiency/comfort working with online communication tools is required. Understanding of FERPA, ADA law, and other laws/regulations that pertain to working with college students is expected. The position requires regular interaction with Faculty, Staff, Students, and Parents. Must have the ability to represent Landmark College professionally in all interactions. The ability to responsibly handle confidential/sensitive information is critical. This is a salaried and exempt position which requires a willingness to occasionally work weekends and after-hours.
The Landmark College Academic Advisor is a full-time staff member who provides developmental, academic, and career advising, executive function coaching, and just in time academic support to students throughout the calendar year. Advisors are expected to be well versed in the Landmark College curriculum and current student development theories such as: adolescent and emerging adult development, cognitive, identity, and moral development. Advisors are expected to incorporate a variety of formal approaches such as life coaching, motivational interviewing, and appreciative inquiry. Advisors are supported to stay current in these areas through professional development and scholarship opportunities. In addition to their advising duties, advisors are expected to be active contributors to the Landmark College strategic plan initiatives and community building activities.
nterested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.
Landmark College, located in beautiful southern Vermont, is the college of choice for students who learn differently, including students with a learning disability (such as dyslexia), ADHD, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We champion a strength-based model and give students the skills and strategies they need to achieve their goals. A fully accredited, not-for-profit institution, Landmark College offers bachelor and associate degrees in liberal studies, studio arts, psychology, business, life science and computer science.
A Master’s degree in a related field, knowledge of theoretical information on advising and advising students with LD/ADHD and ASD, and student development. Experience working with students as an advisor, coach, or academic support provider.
Experience working with students as an advisor, coach, or academic support provider at the College level is preferred.