Brief Description of Position: Under the direction of the SSS Coordinator, the SSS Director and the Dean of Student Services, the SSS Advisor is responsible for the day-to-day facilitation of SSS services which serves 140 individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Essential Responsibilities/ Duties: 1. Provide support for an assigned caseload of SSS participants in the areas of academic advising, life skills development, student success development, career planning, financial literacy and scholarship assistance, and transfer advising. 2. Assess participant needs and develop individualized student success plans. 3. Monitor student’s grades, grade point averages and progress toward graduation. 4. Refer SSS participants to other service providers on campus such as Academic Success Center, Financial Aid, Registrar, Counseling Services, Disability Services, etc. 5. Maintain detailed and accurate records of student contacts and assist in updating and maintaining participant files as required by federal regulations. 6. Assist in the development and implementation of project services under the direction of the SSS Coordinator and Director. 7. Recruit eligible participants and obtain documentation to verify program eligibility. 8. Employ best practices and success strategies in creating, implementing, and assessing academic workshops, activities, and events for SSS participants. 9. Keep current with trends and knowledge in the area of student success programs. 10. Advocate for first generation, low income, and students with disabilities. 11. Ability to work a flexible schedule. 12. Commit to being part of a high functioning team that promotes a positive, respectful workplace and welcoming environment for students. 13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinator and Director.
Salary: Hiring Range – Minimum to Midpoint ($2,761 – 3,451/monthly)
Western Piedmont Community College’s mission is to provide accessible, high-quality education that improves lives and promotes growth in our community offering over 100 Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates through 40 programs. Our vision is to become Burke County’s educational institution of choice where exemplary faculty and staff offer cutting edge programs of study in an inclusive environment thereby meeting local citizens’ educational needs which will foster regional economic growth. Western Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.