Academic Advisor (Part-time)

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

Location: Plano Campus

Primary Location:

2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas, 75074

We are searching for candidates that meet the required qualifications: and experience and are able to
perform the essential duties and responsibilities:.

Job Summary:

Provide information
and assistance with academic and degree counseling, transfer to and from four-year and other schools, TSI testing, dual credit, the
Admissions process, and unofficial evaluation of credits earned from other schools. Supply support services to assist satisfactory academic

Required Qualifications:

Essential Duties and

  • Develop, plan and implement an academic advising program for Collin College students to
    include individual, group advising and new student orientation programs as requested. Serve as a resource liaison to the assigned academic
  • Advise students within the general student population, as well as special populations (including Veterans, International
    Students, and ACCESS students) regarding program planning, course selection, schedule changes, transferability, and course withdrawals, as
    may be assigned.
  • Advise academically at-risk students regarding coursework and other college resources by which they can develop
    the academic skills required to successfully complete college-level work.
  • Research degree plans, advise on transfer guides to
    university partnerships, advise students on Collin College policies, student handbook rules and procedures, and best practices.
  • Perform unofficial degree evaluations in order to effectively and accurately advise incoming transfer students about their remaining
    courses in order to fulfill the requirements of the District and in order for them to transfer into their major.
  • May perform data
    entry and monitoring of the SEVIS system.
  • Participate in evening advising, provide leadership and supervision for staff. May be
    assigned to serve as advisor for Weekend College. 
  • Provide leadership in the area of unofficial degree planning for students and in
    the evaluation of student’s transcripts.
  • Update Advising web page and department publications, as needed. Assist in the development
    of the Advising Times newsletter for faculty and staff as required. Assist the director with updates as needed.
  • May be assigned
    responsibility to develop, implement, and administer the web-based advising program including program updates and changes.
  • Assist
    in developing and implementing new programs for academic advising including work with programs such as concurrent enrollment, TAA (Trade
    Adjustment Act), students, New Student Programs and study skills classes (intervention.)
  • May be responsible for training of
    part-time and work study students, in addition to interviewing prospective student employees.

Supplemental Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies,
    procedures and Core Values.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of
    all various college departments and degree programs
  • Knowledge of prerequisite courses and requirements needed for applying to
    degree programs
  • Knowledge of transfer requirements to four year bridge and degree programs
  • Knowledge of District rules,
    policies, and practices
  • Knowledge of Collin College’s prerequisites and University Partners’ transfer
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assist students with TSI testing, developmental education, Dual Credit, etc.
  • Ability to offer some financial aid
  • Ability to explain advantages and future importance of Honors courses
  • Ability to maintain a positive
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate
    with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to establish a connection with the student who is struggling
    academically and help formulate an action plan to maintain satisfactory progress
  • Ability to suggest appropriate methods of

Physical Demands, Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of
force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects,
including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only
occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions in this class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, grasping,
standing, walking and repetitive motions. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment. Little
physical effort required.  


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree from an
accredited institution preferred.

One (1) year of full-time experience in student development/affairs which involves academic and
career counseling OR two (2) years of part-time experience in student development/affairs which involves academic and career counseling.

**This position is Security Sensitive, therefore, candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.**

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the
job as duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. Collin College reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete
portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made by Collin College in its
discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required & Preferred Qualifications (if

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and
responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties
and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically
presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports
Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

***This is a Security Sensitive position.
Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***

Compensation Type:


Employment Type:

Part time




For any employment questions,
please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or send an email to:

Collin College is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.

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