Career & Academic Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
Position Overview

Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented,
diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. Edmonds
College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also
encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

Career & Academic Advisor

$50,552.22 – $54,525.7

LOCATION: Lynnwood, Washington


The Academic Advising Center supports Edmonds
College’s mission, “Teaching, Learning, Community” by providing critical entry, persistence, and completion strategies for Edmonds College’s
diverse student population. We are hiring three (3) Career and Academic Advisors to guide students throughout the timeline of their
education, providing services in college enrollment and course registration, integrating students’ strengths with academic and career goals,
navigating campus policies and enrollment decisions, facilitating transitional steps for transfer, carrying out practices to increase
student success, and promoting self-authorship in establishing an educational and professional pathway. This position will deliver services
in primarily one-on-one settings utilizing engaging and responsive communication and multiple modalities. This is a full-time exempt

Of the three positions, two of the Career and Academic Advisors will work primarily within the Advising Resource Center,
and one of the advisors will be embedded within the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) division, working dually among the advising team
and division faculty and staff. Both types of advisors will:

  1. Work within the Advising department and report to the Director of
  2. Work collaboratively with other Enrollment, Student Services, and Student Engagement departments including (but not
    limited to):  Admissions, Outreach, Testing and Assessment, Running Start, Registration, Evaluation, and Financial Aid, Housing, Services
    for Students with Disabilities, Workforce Programs, Worker Retraining, Veterans Resource Center, Center for Student Cultural Diversity &
    Inclusion, Center for Student Engagement & Leadership, Athletics, Counseling & Wellness, and Career Action Center.
  3. Work
    collaboratively with instructional staff and faculty to facilitate holistic advising and referral. (For the embedded advisor role, this will
    be primarily carried out within the HSS division).

This is an exempt position that reports to the Director of Advising.

information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below. We will begin reviewing applications on August 31,

Expertise in the field

Demonstrate subject matter expertise, technological
competency, and utilization of evidence-based advising practices that actively support all students. 

Demonstrated ability to create a campus environment that fosters student belonging and engagement by
employing an inclusive and equitable advising experience that promotes cross-cultural connection.

Commitment to Equitable
Access and Educational Success

Demonstrated experience providing equitable access and educational success for all students;
particularly underserved populations, those who are low income, and students of color.


  • Provide
    culturally responsive advising to prospective, newly-enrolled, current, and returning students.
  • Assist students with developing
    degree plans while incorporating short/long-term educational and career objectives. This is to include communicating degree and
    pre-requisite requirements, developing a class schedule, and aligning courses with transfer and/or career goals. 
  • Coach and guide
    new, prospective, and enrolled students through various processes such as admission, testing, registration, transcript evaluation, and
    enrollment adjustment.
  •  Support students in clarifying their career and academic goals, referring students to appropriate
    resources, tools, and offices as needed.
  • Perform unofficial transcript evaluations and assist students in navigating enrollment
    with the consideration of prior coursework.
  • Provide advising training sessions and updates to other campus offices on evolving
    student services processes and policies.
  • Liaise with various instructional programs by attending division meetings.
  • Proactively collaborate with divisions across campus in creating and delivering anti-racist advising practices. 
  • Participate in
    ongoing professional development related to student success and retention, advising technology, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Assist and support the coordination of transfer programs and services, maintaining up-to-date resources on transfer opportunities to
    four-year institutions. 
  • Partner with student services committees across campus in developing, implementing, supporting and
    communicating opportunities for student development, success, retention, and completion.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate accurate
    and appropriate statistical data and reports for academic advising programs and services.
  • Utilize technology tools and student
    development teaching strategies that empower students to take control of their academic experience.
  • Perform other duties as
    assigned or delegated by the Director of Advising.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least one year
    of experience in academic advising, student programming, or student success and retention initiatives.
  • Experience presenting,
    and/or facilitating workshops and presentations. 
  • Exhibits an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic
    environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic


  • Master’s degree. 
  • Two years of advising or student success and retention
    experience in higher education. 
  • Knowledge of student development theories and practices. 
  • Experience with database
    systems used by Washington State Community and Technical Colleges, or similar database systems. 


Work is typically performed in an office setting and requires using a computer. Excellent communication skills, both oral and
written, are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and will include
communication with people for whom English is not a native language.


Salary is $50,552.22 – $54,525.7 and is
based on the Edmonds CC administrative/exempt salary schedule, plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for
college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave package includes 12 sick days per year, 11 scheduled
holidays, 1 personal holiday, and 24 vacation leave days per year.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00
p.m., including some evenings and weekends.

*May be occasionally altered to accommodate student needs during peak times.


The position is an exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act requirements.


You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire. 

Criminal background check. Prior
to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily
preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. 

  • All new positions are contingent upon funding. 
  • At this time, Edmonds College does not sponsor H1-B Visas.
  • Edmonds
    College requires vaccination for all employees and students. Exemptions may be accepted. This safety measure will allow the college to
    reopen safely and minimize risk against COVID-19 and its variants. Future requirements may be set in accordance with internal policies or
    changes in state or federal guidance. 

Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual


All applicants must apply online.  No paper submissions or
emailed materials will be accepted.  Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete:

  1. Cover
    Letter addressing your qualifications and interest.
  2. Current resume. 
  3. Names and contact information for three
  4. For veterans’ preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form.

Important, if this posting is on
an external website other than or please select one of these links to
apply. Applying via an external webpage will not enter our application system.


Established in 1967,
Edmonds College is a public, four-year, state college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and engagement, which reflect the
three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community.  It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000
international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about
30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health
(pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing
south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information,


Edmonds College is an equal
opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion,
national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic
information.  Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 and accommodations will
be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part
of Edmonds College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, the College reports the mandated information about current campus policies
concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Edmonds
College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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