Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

Student Services

Institution:

Ivy Tech Community College

Date Posted:

May 17 2022 12:54PM

Close Date:

June 16 2022
 

Position Description

Provide developmental academic advising for new and continuing students using a case management approach. Assist students in defining personal and academic career goals, interpreting and understanding placement scores, program curriculum and pre-requisites, and developing basic skills to register for courses, as appropriate. The Academic Advisor will refer students to appropriate internal and external resources that foster student success.
Major Responsibilities:
• Demonstrate strong commitment to student development and success through advocacy, positive attitude, adaptability, approachability, problem solving, and support
• Demonstrate developmental academic advising that assists students in clarifying personal and academic career goals through the use of appropriate student development, human development, and student learning theories
• Assist students in interpreting and understanding placement scores, program curricula, and pre-requisites, etc. • Assist students in gaining a basic understanding of the College’s registration process and processes that need to be completed prior to the beginning of each semester
• Maintain current knowledge of the institution’s academic programs, curriculum, practices and academic and student policies
• Coordinate with other Student Affairs and Academic Affairs areas to ensure accuracy of advising materials distributed to students, faculty, and staff
• Possess a working knowledge of the various types of student financial assistance programs
• Manage academic advising case load in a manner that promotes retention, persistence, and student success through proactive interactions and interventions
• Assist students in the development of an Individualized Academic Plan
• Monitor student progress through regular meetings, communications, interventions, assessments, and data collection
• Maintain academic advising records in compliance with College and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
• Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with students, faculty, and staff
• Utilize a communication plan to engage the college community in the academic advising process
• Engage in behaviors that create an inclusive environment in which all people are valued, supported, and respected
• Actively participate in professional development opportunities and professional organizations, as well as college-wide committees, etc.
The above is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, counseling, social work, or related fields. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in academic advising, admissions, registration, records, financial aid, or higher education. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling psychology, or related discipline is preferred. Community College experience or credential preferred.

Duties

• Demonstrate strong commitment to student development and success through advocacy, positive attitude, adaptability, approachability, problem solving, and support
• Demonstrate developmental academic advising that assists students in clarifying personal and academic career goals through the use of appropriate student development, human development, and student learning theories
• Assist students in interpreting and understanding placement scores, program curricula, and pre-requisites, etc. • Assist students in gaining a basic understanding of the College’s registration process and processes that need to be completed prior to the beginning of each semester
• Maintain current knowledge of the institution’s academic programs, curriculum, practices and academic and student policies • Coordinate with other Student Affairs and Academic Affairs areas to ensure accuracy of advising materials distributed to students, faculty, and staff
• Possess a working knowledge of the various types of student financial assistance programs
• Manage academic advising case load in a manner that promotes retention, persistence, and student success through proactive interactions and interventions
• Assist students in the development of an Individualized Academic Plan
• Monitor student progress through regular meetings, communications, interventions, assessments, and data collection
• Maintain academic advising records in compliance with College and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
• Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with students, faculty, and staff
• Utilize a communication plan to engage the college community in the academic advising process
• Engage in behaviors that create an inclusive environment in which all people are valued, supported, and respected
• Actively participate in professional development opportunities and professional organizations, as well as college-wide committees, etc. The above is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

Application Process

Please apply at: https://opportunities.ivytech.edu/cw/en-us/job/509860/academic-advisor

Institution Information

Ivy Tech Community College was founded in 1963. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s most extensive singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has over 40 locations throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. It offers Associates Degrees, Nursing, Technology, Business, General Studies, Remediation, Adult Learning, Workforce Training, and Customized Training. It provides the facility of more than 1,000 online classes. It ensures complete attention to the students with an average class size of 22 students. Its primary focus is on providing the state’s most advanced technologies and training facilities to the students.

Additional Information

N/A

Contact Information

Joycelyn Joseph Director, HR
765-643-7133 ext. 2040
jjoseph37@ivytech.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, counseling, social work, or related fields. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in academic advising, admissions, registration, records, financial aid, or higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling psychology, or related discipline is preferred. Community College experience or credential preferred.