ADVISING SPECIALIST, STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (TRIO)

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McLennan Community College

Contingent upon continued grant funding.

Application will not be considered until ALL required documents are received.

****POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED****

Annual Salary: Minimum $41,705

LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUR COLLEGE VALUES:

Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them. Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission. Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together. Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions. People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Provide academic, personal, career, and transfer advising to monitor and support a cohort of students who are first-generation, low income, and/or have a documented disability. Develop positive working relationships with program participants to help ensure student and program success. Assist with SSS programs and assess student success and program effectiveness. This position receives direction from the Project Director of Student Support Services and exercises no supervision. Position is grant funded and continued employment is contingent upon continued grant funding.

NOTE: This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: At least two years of relevant professional experience working with similar populations of those served by federal TRIO programs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Knowledge of: 1. Advising best practices and theoretical frameworks. 2. Transfer, career, financial aid and economic literacy resources and processes. 3. Trends and needs of students who are first generation, low-income, or have a disability. 4. How to maintain online learning platforms for communicating and meeting educational needs of participants. 5. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office software. Skills in: 6. Programming that promotes the annual persistence and graduation rates of participants from one academic year to the next. 7. Interventions that improve the annual academic standing of participants. 8. Counseling or advising techniques. 9. Building well established relationships with students. Ability to: 10. Conduct intake and needs assessment procedures. 11. Advise students regarding courses to meet educational program requirements and achieve long-term career goals. 12. Build solid and trusting advising relationships. 13. Monitor academic progress. 14. Provide comprehensive transfer planning. 15. Utilize resources and software in the advising process. 16. Communicate clearly in order to participate in campus committees and perform recruitment presentations. 17. Interpret and apply federal and college policies, procedures, regulations, and rules. 18. Collect and analyze data.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Sedentary-Desk work; occasional field trips e.g. for college or program activities. Minimal Hazard/Exposure-Standard office setting. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

BENEFITS:

Health Insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, vacation, holidays. Eligible employees and dependents may take college courses tuition free. Participation in Medicare Part A, but not Social Security (FICA).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/mclennan. NOTE: Finalists may be asked to participate in an in-basket exercise. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify. Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Online Employment Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of college transcripts

MCC provides equal educational opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment. http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf
 

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