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Academic Advisor

Kellogg Community College
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Academic Advising

Academic Advisor

Kellogg Community College

Posting Information

External Posting Number: 20130535P

Position Number: SA.ACADADV6.AA.24

Position Title: Academic Advisor

Position Type: Administration

Classification: Manager 2 - Administration

Department: Academic Advising



Work Schedule

This regular, full-time position will work variable hours either 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with evening and weekend hours as needed by the department. This position will be supporting the Fehsenfeld Center in Hastings, with occasional travel to other locations as needed by the department.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following

See job duties below.

Position Summary

Academic Advising is a department within the Student Affairs Division of Kellogg Community College (KCC). The department consists of a dynamic team of academic advisors, supported by dedicated staff and a director. At KCC, Academic Advising is a critical part of the enrollment process and essential in student retention.

Academic Advisors assist students with course selection, career development, academic planning, and interpretation of academic policies and procedures. They facilitate advising services across all sites, provide educational planning, and offer transfer support. The department also collaborates on off-campus recruiting events and initiatives aimed at improving retention and degree completion for both occupational and transfer programs. Additionally, advisors engage in professional development and training activities.

Academic Advisors serve students at the North Avenue campus and regional centers in Albion, Coldwater, Hastings, and the Fort Custer Industrial Complex in Battle Creek. Advising is provided in-person, by phone, and remotely, requiring advisors to travel to regional centers based on their assigned caseloads.

Kellogg Community College is located in Battle Creek, Michigan, a community of approximately 54,000 people. Leisure activities, natural resources and learning opportunities provide a foundation for residents. Located along the I-94 interstate, Battle Creek is within 30 minutes of Kalamazoo, 60 minutes of Lansing and Grand Rapids and within three hours of Detroit, Chicago and Indianapolis.

KCC Equity Statement

At Kellogg Community College, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where we foster respect for others and our differences, support cultural understanding, demonstrate ethical behavior and champion social justice. We will accomplish this by:
Deepening our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion through learning, engagement with others and personal reflection;
Valuing the lived experiences and perspectives of others while nurturing and understanding the differences between us;
Rejecting all forms of prejudice, discrimination and racism; and
Advancing integrity, justice and civility among and between us.

Physical Demands

The job responsibilities are performed in an office area and presentation venues. Travel by car required. The job has intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as independent mobility between work areas, standing, sitting, stooping, bending, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward (8 – 45 pounds). Typically requires regular use of one or more physical senses of medium intensity and long duration. Must meet reasonable deadlines, quotas or demands for accuracy, and may be involved in some mildly unpleasant situations.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelors degree (BA, BS) or equivalent, obtained from an accredited college or university.
2. Knowledge of institutions of Higher Education.
3. Working knowledge of FERPA.
4. Verbal and written communication skills, demonstrate an understanding of active listening.
5. Technical skills in Microsoft Office.
6. Value customer service; experienced in working with a diverse population.
7. Two to three (2-3) years of experience.
8. Two (2) years of experience at a higher education institution or equivalent experience.

Preferred but not Required

1. Masters degree (MA, MS, MBA) in academic majors related to service, organizational development or related field, obtained from an accredited college or university.

Proposed Salary

According to the Kellogg Community College Hay Administrative Compensation program, the 2024-2025 starting salary range for Manager 2 positions is $52,927 to $66,156.

Special Instructions to Applicants

At this time, this position is open to internal and external applicants. To be considered, all required materials must be submitted no later than Monday, August 19, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. EST, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required materials are submitted by the closing date and time. Only online applications will be accepted – any paper applications will be rejected and returned to the applicant. As part of the interview process, applicants will be given a skills test. If you have questions regarding our online application process, please call 269 565-2074 or e-mail

Projected Hire Date: 10/07/2024

External Posting Date: 07/03/2024

External Closing Date: 08/19/2024

External Closing Time: 9:00 a.m. EST

Internal Posting Date: 07/03/2024

Internal Closing Date: 08/19/2024

Job Duties

Essential Function: Student Support


Advise students in goal setting, decision-making and the development of educational plans.
Evaluate and support students' academic progress.
Provide advising to at-risk, culturally diverse, undecided, international, honor, and special needs students in all occupational and transfer degrees.

Essential Function: Student Assistance


Assist students in the areas of career exploration/planning and issues related to student success.
Provide information on how to access career assessments and research career options.

Essential Function: Student Advocacy


Advocate for student regarding issues of academic challenge and concern aa well as make referrals to appropriate departments and college resources.

Essential Function: Student Resources


Research and develop resources that support academic success for all students including transfer.

Essential Function: Student Events


Assist with events that support student success.

Essential Function: Collaboration


Collaborate with academic departments on college initiatives.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college/university?
2. * Do you have at least two (2+) years of work experience at a higher education institution?
3. * Please briefly describe your knowledge with FERPA.
(Open Ended Question)

4. * Describe a time when you have had to provide quality customer service in a difficult situation.
(Open Ended Question)

5. * Describe your experience working with a diverse population.
(Open Ended Question)

6. * How did you hear about this position?
Albion Recorder
Battle Creek Shopper
Chronicle of Higher Ed
Coldwater Daily Reporter
Hastings Reminder
Inside Higher Ed
Internal Source
KCC Website
Marshall Advisor
Michigan Works
Other (please specify below)

7. If other, please specify
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

1. Other Document

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