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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Academic Advising & Student Success


Chippewa Valley Technical College

Date Posted:

Jul 28 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Academic Advisor assists students in making informed decisions about academic matters including advisement on programs, admission, registration, financial aid, and related topic areas. This position supports administration, the Student Services team, and instructional staff and reports directly to the Director of Advising and Services.


Provide academic advising to current students regarding programs of study, program qualifications, course content, course selection, prerequisites, recommended course load, advanced standing process, registration, and graduation. Meet with new and continuing students to provide information and advisement to students regarding programs, registration, financial aid, waiting lists, and related topic areas. Assist incoming students with the admissions process. Assist other enrollment management functions to ensure successful matriculation and retention of students including assessment, advisement, admission, orientation, and registration. Respond to student concerns/problems by advising or referring students to appropriate College resources. Inform new and continuing students about the services and resources available at the college to help them be successful as a student at CVTC. Assist students in developing academic plans to achieve desired goals. Evaluate transfer credits and advise students regarding transferability of courses to and from CVTC. Assist students with degree audit process; refer to faculty, registrar, and academic deans when appropriate. Resolve student questions or concerns on academic policies, procedures, and standards. Coordinate and conduct group advisement sessions for new and continuing students. Answer questions and provide correct information to continuing students regarding when to register and resolves issues regarding incorrect time-tickets for students. Assist students in complying with administrative and program requirements such as scheduling, registration, and course withdrawal. Meet with students after they complete Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) and ACCUPLACER assessments. Assist students with student record processing and procedures (graduation audit, R-list, FAQs with course scheduling, program requirement sheets, course selection, and documented substitutions, etc.). Assist students in accessing career instruments and job placement technologies. Assist with Career Services mailings, career fair events, and information. Refer students to CVTC student success specialists when appropriate. Provide leadership in marketing CVTC programs, facilitating effective student matriculation through assessment, and vocational advisement.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Chippewa Valley Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System and serves an 11-county area.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Corey Powers 715-858-1874


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a human services field required, master’s degree in Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, School Counseling, Higher Education, Mental Health Counseling, or related field preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-secondary experience preferred. Spanish or other bilingual capabilities advantageous.