Academic Advisor/Online Retention #11803

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Academic Advisor/Online Retention

Academic Advising 

New annual salary $38,500.00

GRANT FUNDED POSITION – Continued Employment Pending Grant Renewal

You Belong HERE!

Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College (DSC) has responded to the education
and workforce training needs in our region for more than 60 years. The college enrolls nearly 25,000 students annually at its seven
instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality,
engineering, technology and more.

DSC is consistently ranked in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s
Programs. The online Nursing and Engineering Technology degrees are ranked as the No. 1 most affordable programs of their kind,
lists DSC as one of Florida’s Top Online Colleges and Schools, covering all accredited universities and colleges in the state, and our
Elementary Education Teacher Prep Program was recently ranked among the best in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most
affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with tuition that is less than half the national average. And for three years in a
row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. DSC is a student-centered institution
committed to open access, excellence in teaching and learning, and, foremost, student success. The College offers a full range of social and
cultural activities that include our internationally recognized Southeast Museum of Photography, a state-of-the-art fitness and aquatic
facility, an athletic program with 10 varsity sports, and a performing arts center that hosts theatrical, musical and dance productions
throughout the year. Admission to most of these events is free for DSC employees.

We currently have an opportunity to join our team
of talented and diverse Faculty and Staff as an Academic Advisor.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in higher education administration, student affairs, or closely related field and
one (1) year of related experience in an advising or a student-centered educational service setting.

Working Hours: 
Will vary between 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Occasional evening and weekends are required. Ability and willingness to
work a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the program including evenings, weekends, and other DSC sites.

This position will be based at the Daytona Beach Campus. However, responsibilities of this position may require travel for
temporary assignment or permanent relocation to any of Daytona State College campuses

Note:  This is a
re-advertisement. Candidates who have previously applied are still under consideration and need not reapply.

starting salary is $38,500.

Posted Date: 7/28/2022                  Closing Date: 8/8/2022 at 5:00 PM

Rewards package, features:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Generous paid time off – vacation leave, sick leave, personal days, spring break, winter
    break, and other holidays 
  • Florida Retirement System (FRS) 
  • Free wellness membership at our Lemerand Center 
  • Education Reimbursement and Professional
    development opportunities 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides comprehensive academic
    and career planning services to current and prospective students while encouraging and guiding students to define and develop realistic
    goals using effective communication techniques with various modes of technology.
  • Collaborates with the Online Retention Coordinator
    and Division of Online Studies to implement initiatives that support the Title III grant aligned with online student
  • Participates in ongoing departmental training and cross-training activities to ensure an understanding of the colleges
    programs, curriculum, graduation requirements, policies, and procedures, and resources and services available to students, coordinating with
    staff in the areas of financial aid, registration and admission, and other enrollment management services.
  • Inform and advise current
    and prospective students, staff, employers, faculty, and community partners regarding educational offerings, degree requirements, career
    information, and college and community resources.
  • Supports the college’s early alert program and other related retention initiatives
    and collaborates with college faculty and staff to facilitate student success, retention, and persistence.
  • Review student
    records for retention issues; follow up on progress through personal contact, and correspondence.
  • Coach students through
    administrative barriers that are preventing them from progressing towards their degree, counsels them on academic and financial aid
    probation/suspension and refer them to appropriate campus resources.
  • Work with coordinated mentors, promote a comprehensive
    knowledge of the scope, purpose/role, and eligibility requirements of available services provided for students in a collaborative or
    coordinated effort for retention.
  • Document and track student contacts and issues using electronic files; prepare periodic
  • Additional projects and duties as assigned.
  • Participates in college committees and task forces as
    required and works with faculty and academic staff to develop student-focused processes and assists in the development of goals and
    objectives for multiple department collaboration.
  • Participate in developing, facilitating, promoting, and implementing multiple
    advising and career services events in collaboration with college and agency partners, including career and job fairs, career planning
    workshops, orientations, advising sessions and information sessions.
  • Maintain safeguards around confidential and/or sensitive files
    and documents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The successful candidate must have a high degree of
comfort and experience in the social media and online learning environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills,
including the ability to make group presentations. He/she must have strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and
ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously; must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, ability to master student
information systems such as PeopleSoft.  This position must demonstrate ability to work collegially with a culturally diverse group of
students, faculty, staff, and administrators on a regular basis. Must have knowledge or FERPA Regulations for handling student records.

For consideration, applicants must submit an online application at
Applicants may also upload his/her cover letter, resume and transcripts of all degrees and coursework. Application must include the names,
addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. If formal education occurred at an international institution, a copy
of the degree evaluation must be uploaded and submitted with the online application. Candidates will not be considered if copies of
transcripts (and/or third-party evaluations) are not furnished by the position closing date. Any candidate hired must supply official
transcripts within 30 days of employment.                                            

Criminal background checks are

For more information, please contact us at telephone 386.506.4505 or visit our website at                                               

Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants with disabilities during the application and
interview process.  To request accommodations, contact

Daytona State College
prohibits discrimination and assures equal opportunity in employment and education services to all individuals without regard to age,
ancestry, belief, color, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation,
pregnancy, race, religion, sex, and veteran status.  For more details, read our policy at this site or
contact Human Resources at 386-506-4505 or 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Building 100, Room 303 Daytona Beach. 


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