Schedule: 20 hours per week. Possible evening hours
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there's no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation's education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation's only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. The City
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That's why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Completion Advisor provides comprehensive advising for students in HHS programs from entry through degree completion. Advisors explain program admission processes, review admission criteria and assist students with creating an academic plan for certificate and degree completion. Advisors encourage student success through identifying resources needed to help remove potential barriers to retention and completion. Advisors provide counseling and interventions for students experiencing academic difficulty or needing to submit financial aid appeals to help develop a plan of action to promote future success and retention.
Advises students on policies and procedures, course selection, prerequisites, and offerings in person, over the phone, through email and other approved delivery formats, as needed. Coordinates development of academic plans for degree and/or goal completion. Explains program admission processes, reviews admission criteria and outlines courses required for acceptance into selective or competitive programs, as needed. Provides support and assistance in New Student Orientation.
Promotes student success by providing academic planning and strategizing for completion of selected programs. Assists incoming transfer students with transition to institution. Encourages student persistence through degree and certificate completion. Refers students for Bachelor's completion options. Remains current on transfer agreements and articulation at other institutions. Provides degree completion or semester planning for financial aid appeals.
Assists students experiencing academic difficulty including those who are on warning, probation, and dismissal to develop a plan of action to promote academic success. Conducts appropriate academic counseling and interventions.
Provides career assistance and coaching to students. Refers students to Career Counselors, as needed. Helps students in identifying careers and majors that match their educational goals. Redirects students to alternative programs, as necessary.
Promotes and markets programs in designated areas through various events, projects, social media, electronic, and print sources. Develops and implements degree specific projects and programs to enhance student success. Develops and provides training and continued support for advising processes and procedures to college employees. Works with faculty, Chairpersons, and Academic Deans to create an interdisciplinary approach to student success initiatives. Makes appropriate campus and community referrals including tutoring, time management and study skills, career exploration, food insecurity, and other campus resources that may help students overcome barriers to success and completion. Collects and maintains student contact data for reporting purposes.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Other duties as required. Attends all required meetings and training.
USUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
Typical office environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: college student development; academic assessment and advising practices; processes and practices related to assigned functional area; FERPA.
Skill in: coaching and counseling; verbal and written communications; routine typing; application of job related computer software; operation of job-related equipment and other equipment; maintaining documentation and records.
Ability to: develop and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, students, general public, and other job contacts; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; maintain confidential and sensitive information; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity.
Bachelor's Degree in counseling or closely related field of study, and one (1) year of professional experience in the assigned functional area. An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in counseling or closely related field of study
Internal Number: req2900_1601477705
About Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.