Career & Academic Advisor

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Compensation:
$43,247.95

Openings: 1
Peoplesoft ID: 00008010

Formal Review of applications begins: Aug 8, 2022

Department:
Student Affairs

Location:
Downtown

Key Position Information:

Responsibilities include
but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating student orientations
  • Guiding student career decisions
  • Tracking student
    success
  • Providing case management from onboarding through graduation
  • Providing assistance for at-risk students
  • Collaboration with academic and student support departments, as well as community partners, and taking an active role in helping create,
    improve, and implement processes to provide an outstanding student experience.

Position Summary:

The
Career and Academic Advisor is a student services professional with a critical role in The College Experience, the College’s
premier student success initiative. The responsibilities of the Career and Academic Advisor include, but are not limited to: helping
students from their initial inquiry through application to the College; facilitating student orientations; guiding students’ career
decisions and class selection; tracking the advancement of students and providing case management and assistance for at-risk students; and
assisting students with job searches, resume preparation, and placement or transfer.

Typical Essential
Duties:

  • Prepares and delivers presentations to potential students on campus and in the community
  • Conducts
    outreach activities to students who have inquired about the College
  • Facilitates student orientations
  • Provides guidance
    to students individually or in group settings regarding career decisions, degree plans, and transfer opportunities
  • Identifies
    skill gaps and advises students on relevant workforce programs to meet their needs
  • Assists students with registration and
    appropriate course selection
  • Utilizes a wide range of software and computer systems to track and analyze student progression and
    retention
  • Analyzes student retention data and takes appropriate action to promote student success including case management of
    at-risk students
  • Helps students understand current job markets by researching career options

This is the first of six
levels in the Student Support Professional series.  The classification is responsible for providing complete organizational information and
services to students and prospective students in single areas or across a number of disciplines that may include admissions, financial aid,
academic advising, career services, international students, and disability services.   This level is differentiated from the previous level
by the focus on providing professional-level career counseling and/or academic advisement and providing direct student assistance in career
development activities, incumbents are responsible for coordinating internal and external partnerships to enhance services; making referrals
for resources to assist in the students’ career and educational success; and serving as a liaison between high schools, students, employers,
and the college. 

Requirements:

Education:

Bachelor’s degree
required.  Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

Three years of experience in academic
advising or a retention background in student services, or higher education.

* An equivalent combination of education and
experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed
above.

Knowledge:

  • Thorough understanding of all SPC certificate, associate, and bachelor
    degree programs
  • Knowledge of college and community resources including disability support services veterans program, student
    support, learning support, and student assistance programs
  • Knowledge of federal financial aid rules and regulations, state Board
    of Education requirements, transfer issues and articulation agreements, SPC policies and procedures, FERPA regulations, and relevant
    legislative changes
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office suite of applications as well as the PeopleSoft student administration system and
    other software applications including the student coaching system, the learning management system, My Learning Plan, and the business
    intelligence system (PULSE)
  • Knowledge of theories and best practices in Academic Advising and retention
  • Customer service
    principles
  • Applicable student support programs, academic advising, and/or related programs;
  • Program
    development and program management principles and practices;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Career planning principles and
    practices;
  • Community networking principles and practices;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations,
    policies, and procedures;
  • Diverse populations and cultures;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related
    software applications.

Skills:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to serve
    diverse populations and cultures
  • Ability to work flexible hours including some evening and weekend hours consistent with student
    needs
  • Ability to review and analyze student needs and recommend appropriate success strategies and referrals
  • Ability to
    manage large amounts of information related to academic programs, college policies and procedures, and federal regulations
  • Project
    management skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities and maintain flexibility
  • Demonstrated leadership practices and ability to think
    strategically to support change and innovation
  • Experience with advising students on academic, finance or career issues
  • Excellent customer relations skills and the ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship
  • Public speaking
    skills including the ability to engage groups as a part of workshops and structured presentations
  • Ability to extract, analyze, and
    interpret data
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to prioritize work requirements and
    demonstrate independent decision making
  • Maintaining records
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills as applied
    to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, and the general public
  • Coordinating student support programs
    or services;
  • Planning and developing programs;
  • Advising students on academic, finance or career issues;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Promoting services;
  • Researching service delivery methods;
  • Creating resumes and
    cover letters;
  • Maintaining records;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication,
    interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or
    convey information and to give and receive work direction.

Physical:

  • Positions in this class
    typically require: reaching, grasping, feeling, communicating effectively, and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to
    10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move
    objects.  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: reaching, standing, walking, grasping,
    feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a
    negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  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.

License:

None.

Responsibilities:

These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary. Potential
Frequency
1. Provides professional-level counseling and advice for incoming and returning students on academic
programs and progress, financial aid, internships, careers, study abroad programs, and/or other related programs.
Daily

20%

2. Provides direct and comprehensive career counseling, advising, and student development guidance which
includes networking with employers and community leaders to obtain information on job opportunities and facilitate job referrals;
initiating, creating, and coordinating programs designed to help students create award-winning resumes and cover letters, interviewing and
job search skills, and/or other related items; and/or performing related duties.
Daily

30%

3. Develops, manages, and communicates resources through program promotions, class presentations, training
sessions, and faculty and community partnerships.
Daily

10%

4. Develops new student support
services and programs, including on and off-site course offerings, new delivery formats, and partnerships with community
agencies.
Daily

10%

5. Tracks, compiles, and collects information and prepares related reports
in assigned program area; maintains related databases.
Daily

30%

6. Performs other duties of a
similar nature or level.
As Required

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity
The Board of
Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity
Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or
against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing
that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct.
Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at
P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at eaeo_director@spcollege.edu.

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