SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Responsible for advising students in both an individual and group format regarding their educational needs, transfer and career goals; advising students on test interpretation; teaching students techniques for accessing information; and consulting with faculty and staff on student and academic issues.
OVERALL PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY: The most important overall responsibility of all RCBC employees is to provide service in a pleasant, helpful, and effective manner to our students, members of the college community and the public.
INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS: Accepts responsibility for the timely preparation of student outcomes assessment efforts of the faculty in planning, collecting data, and reporting dates as they relate to course outcomes, program outcomes, general education outcomes, and developmental program outcomes. Actively participates in setting annual division goals and objectives, completing OIR reporting forms, collecting data, analyzing data, and preparing a report using guidelines established by OIR.
Advise students in the areas of academic options and requirements within the context of an academic setting.
Facilitate group workshops and developmental programming which will enable students to choose appropriate educational, transfer and career goals.
Assist students in accessing appropriate educational planning information and resources.
Review competitive application processes with students for RCBC programs and transfer programs and advise based on student interest and aptitude.
Conduct pre-enrollment group meetings for newly admitted students to facilitate choices of appropriate course and program selection.
Consult with instructional and administrative staff on issues and concerns that impact student life and the learning environment.
Participate in and contribute to in-service training activities, which may improve advising activities.
Refer students to professional agencies or authorities when circumstances require such action (e.g., medical, psychological, disability, etc.).
Refer students to appropriate offices and services within the College to address their needs.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED: Master’s degree in an academic discipline, counseling, or a related field required.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Work experience in higher education, preferably within a community college setting.
Ability to mediate differences between student expectations and student experiences. Understanding and knowledge of student and institutional resources.
Demonstrated intrusive counseling skills in actively monitoring student progress.
Ability to be an advocate for constructive change.
Ability to use and interpret academic development tests.
Knowledge of academic advising principles within an open-admissions environment.
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Computer skills in basic word processing, e-mail, web, and systems-related functions.
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