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Academic Advisor

Company:
Des Moines Area Community College
Job Location:
Des Moines, Iowa
Category:
Academic Advising

JOB SUMMARY: Provide advising services to students to promote personal growth, academic and career planning, and decision making.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Advise students in all phases of academic and career planning, including program and course information, scheduling, registration, transfer requirements, articulations with other educational institutions and graduation requirements. Advise, coordinate and refer students with specific learning needs regarding the identification and utilization of support services to assist in student success. May also assist with educational achievement plans.

Work closely with admissions department staff to monitor program capacity, assist in student admissions, and monitor student progress.

Conduct recruitment, orientation and retention activities for traditional and non-traditional students, visit high schools and business/industry, attend college fairs, schedule and conduct campus tours, and serve as a resource in the development of promotional materials to recruit and retain students.

Advise student organizations and assist with student activities which could include graduation, athletics, Phi Theta Kappa, student activities council, etc. Participate and assist in special or ongoing events and assignments such as serving as multicultural liaison, community outreach work, maintaining various student services websites in cooperation with the webmaster, distribution of articulation agreements, maintaining Career & Transfer Resource Center, etc.

Serve on campus and/or district-wide committees.

Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree. 

Two years of advising, recruitment, promotions, admissions or related experience in an educational setting (Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, Academic Advising, or related field can substitute for one year of experience). Knowledge of current college educational and student services procedures and practices. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to prepare and deliver public presentations. Ability to plan, organize and manage time. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of current software applications.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree.

Academic advising experience in an educational setting.

Knowledge of theories, modalities, best practices, and assessment in academic advising.

Fluency in a language other than English.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Constant:
  • Sit
Occasional:
  • Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
  • Carry < 10 lbs x 100 ft
  • Push/pull horizontal 10 lbs x 18 in
  • Lateral Pinch
  • Forward reach
  • Crouch
  • Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Hand & Foot Coordination
  • Stand
  • Ability to be Mobile

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category: Light

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