Post Secondary Transition Advisor

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Job Description

Responsible for student advisement and organizing activities for post-secondary access and guidance to dual enrolled, early admission, prospective, and newly admitted students by facilitating enrollment and helping students achieve their educational goals. Provides academic pathways information, academic acceleration options, goal setting, career guidance, financial literacy, testing and referrals to help students. This position requires the ability to work a fluctuating schedule, including evenings, weekends, and possibly during holidays.

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. Assists students in understanding educational, personal, and occupational strengths and limitations.
  • Utilizes college and career exploration tools and individual coaching to build student confidence in their decision to attend college and pursue a specific field of interest.
  • Coordinates and presents college transition workshops and assists with the planning and implementation of orientation for student outreach programs. Plans and implements program activities, and shared strategies for academic advising and enrollment services.
  • Customizes the delivery of information to meet the needs of varying audiences and stakeholders, including high school students and staff, parents, local employers, and community organization partners.
  • Educates prospective students on the benefits of college, builds awareness of college and career options and pathways, and fosters a college-going identity through individual and group interactions, as well as written communication.
  • Tracks student progress by closely monitoring onboarding activity and registration data. Assists students with the course registration process, including required paperwork and online registration.
  • Provides guidance to students and staff and answers questions regarding financial aid programs.
  • Advises students in selecting a major or program. Assists in understanding educational, personal, and occupational strengths and limitations.
  • Analyzes placement test results and identifies areas requiring further attention.
  • Maintains current knowledge of field and profession. Travels to designated high schools, meetings, and professional association events outside of the College 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
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) within 30 days of employment

Skilled in:                

  • Attention to detail while maintaining effective time and task management
  • Managing and resolving conflict in a positive manner
  • Utilizing various video conference platforms

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
  • Interact in a positive manner with diverse populations and varying education levels of students, faculty, staff, and the public
  • Work with individual students to develop multiple models of academic success
  • Organize and prioritize multiple, competing priorities to maximize personal and team effectiveness
  • Travel to other campus and off campus locations
  • Work in a variety of settings to deliver services to students without a decrease in performance

Licenses, Registration, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

  • Regular physical attendance required
  • Valid Florida driver’s license
  • Some periods throughout the year will require extended work hours including nights, weekends, and college closures

Preferred Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience working with high school students or adults to provide academic and career advising
  • Experience working with at-risk populations

Knowledge of:

  • Issues influencing the academic potential of culturally and educationally diverse populations
  • Student financial aid

Ability to:

  • Bilingual speaking

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 a motor vehicle

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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