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College Advisor

Position Deleted on 3/26/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
  • Admin - Academic Advising
  • Admin - Career Counseling and Placement
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Full Time
Location: Harry S Truman College
Employee Type: Full Time Staff
Department: Advising & Transition
Union Status: Local 1600
Hours: 37.50 hours per week: Availability to work some evenings and weekends.
Salary: $47,357 - $64,231
Closing Date: Monday, March 25, 2013

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.

Under the supervision of the appropriate Dean, the College Advisor is responsible for assisting with the development, coordination, and implementation of Student Support Services and activities to increase recruitment and retention rates, course completion rates, graduation and/or transfer to either a college/university, or enter the workforce.

Advises students on establishing academic and career goals; identifies the educational and career options appropriate for each student; and assists with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications. Establishes an action plan for students to explore alternative careers and related majors. Identifies options for students to satisfy degree requirements; evaluates and make recommendations on petitions and amendments to student's program of study; assists students in successful completion of degree/program requirements.

Provides academic, personal, and career advising for students. Utilizing available technology, monitors academic progress of students toward degree and/or certificate completion; identifies current and potential academic needs; and refers students to appropriate campus resources for additional assistance. Maintains student files and records; documents all pertinent student information and updates in PeopleSoft regarding changes to student status. Interprets and explains college and District policies and procedures; participates in preparation of orientations; presents academic information to new students and parents/family during orientation.

Evaluates and makes recommendations on students' petitions for re-admission in addition to explaining placement test score and evaluating transcripts. Assists in recruitment of potential students by advising them of general academic requirements for specific degree/certificate program; describes courses; and disseminates information regarding enrollment procedures. Utilizing available technology, maintains thorough daily, weekly, and semester records/logs concerning students to compile appropriate narrative statistical enrollment, retention, and matriculation reports.

Makes referrals to partnering social service agencies when appropriate. Refers students to appropriate human services and assists with locating other referral sources as needed. Participates in professional activities including NACADA (National Academic Advising Association), ILAAA (Illinois Academic Advising Association), IACAC (Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling), and other professional organizations which encourages continuous professional growth and development as an Advisor. Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students and others who may obtain advising services.

Performs other duties as assigned.

All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

Bachelor's degree required with coursework in Education, Human Relations, Psychology, Human Services or College Student Personnel. Master's degree preferred. Three years of experience in a higher education student services environment; or supplemented by six years of related experience in a higher education environment.

Knowledge of academic and occupational programs, articulation agreements, transfer guides, assessment and academic career advisement. Experience overcoming barriers similar to those faced by the target population. Must be self-directed with the ability to work independently within changing deadlines. Financial aid knowledge a plus.

Ability to analyze and address the educational and personal needs of students. Knowledge of the career development process and of available career development resources. Demonstrated experience with computers and database related software. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Experience in advising both traditional-aged students and adults in a higher education setting desirable.

How to Apply
For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a resume and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address,type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:

HR Administrator

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.

Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!
City Colleges of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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