Post Secondary Advisor

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Job Description

Responsible for student advisement and organizing activities. Assists with the operational functions, identification and selection of program participants; provides educational, vocational, and personal counseling to low income, potential first-generation college students. Provides student guidance, testing and referrals to help students reach their academic goals. Conducts progressive program outreach efforts and coordinates and presents academic and professional workshops. This position requires the ability to work a fluctuating schedule, including nights and weekends. This is a grant funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon grant funding.

Minimum Base Pay: $40,730. All salary calculations start at the minimum salary and will be based on candidate’s education and experience. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary)

  • Advises students as to course of study, course offerings, necessary testing, and prerequisites.
  • Provides guidance to students and staff and answer questions regarding financial aid programs.
  • Participates in community outreach initiatives. Maintains and updates mailing list of community organizations, churches, and elected officials. Serves as liaison on special projects.
  • Assists students in selecting a major or program. Assists in understanding educational, personal and occupational strengths and limitations.
  • Develops and maintains positive relations with the community to promote College partnerships and collaboration. May include working with various groups to bring diversity into the College.
  • Qualifies, registers and monitors students in recruitment and retention programs.
  • Assists students with issues utilizing a variety of formats such as in person, phone, email, and online chat. Assists students with registration paperwork and registration on the system.
  • Analyzes test results and identifies areas requiring further attention.
  • Coordinates or assists with the implementation of program’s goals, objectives, and evaluation procedures.
  • Maintains current knowledge of field or profession. Travels to training workshops, conferences, meetings and professional association events outside of college locations as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of related experience

Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar application

Skilled in:                    

  • Attention to detail while maintaining effective time and task management
  • Fact finding, analysis, and problem solving

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing on a regular basis with internal and external customers, build relationships, manage customer expectations and take responsibility for a high level of service
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Interact in a positive manner with diverse populations and varying education levels of students, faculty, staff, and the public
  • Organize and prioritize multiple, competing priorities to maximize personal and team effectiveness
  • Research information for problem solving

Licenses, Registration, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

  • Regular physical attendance required
  • Valid Florida driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Experience working with at-risk populations
  • Teaching experience

Knowledge of:

  • Student financial aid

Ability to:

  • Bilingual speaking

Licenses, Registration, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

  • Preference is given to applicants who have backgrounds or experience as low-income, first-generation or disabled students, and have succeeded in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the Student Support Services project’s target population.

Work Environment and Physical Demand:

  • Reach and grasp objects
  • Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Use of video display terminal
  • Use of manual dexterity and fine motor skills
  • Communicate information orally and in writing
  • Receive and understand information through oral and written communication
  • Proofread and check documents for accuracy
  • Operate motor vehicle
  • Work a fluctuating work schedule

This job description is intended to be generic in nature and describe the essential functions of the job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities, and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Employment Information

Please review the following information in order to apply for a position at Palm Beach State College:

  • Carefully review the minimum qualifications advertised for the available position as only applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be considered.
  • Background Check/ Drug Screen may be required based on the specific requirements of the position for which the application is being submitted. Employment is contingent upon the passing of a drug test and upon completion of a criminal background investigation.
  • An important goal of the Office of Human Resources is to respond to all applicants once a selection is made. Please take notice of the position closing date advertised. Whenever positions are filled, the Office of Human Resources responds to all applicants who have submitted applications.

Application DeadlineThis position is open until filled

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