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Academic Advisor (PT)

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Posting Details

Position Information

Department Name Advising and Retention Services
Posting Number 1100437
Position Status Part Time
Internal candidates only? No
Position Type: Staff
Pay Basis: Hourly
Hours Varies
If Temporary, list end date
If Externally Funded, list end date

Position Summary Information

Position Title Academic Advisor (PT)
Reports To Director of Student Success
Campus College Wide
Distinguishing Job Characteristics

Provides academic advising services to SSCC current and future students. Cooperates with faculty and staff by providing quality academic advising assistance for individuals and groups of students. Responsible for understanding and interpreting academic requirements and using that information to identify and communicate options available to students relevant to their area of interest. Ensures work meets performance expectations.

Scope of Supervision None
Equipment Operated Computer; printer; calculator; copier; fax machine; telephone; postage machine and other standard office equipment.
Confidential Data

Personal information contained in student counseling sessions and student records.

Working Conditions

Good office working conditions. The work requires the use of safe work practices with office equipment, and observance of general safety and traffic regulations. Exposure to typical traffic conditions and hazards when visiting other campuses or other locations.

Usual Physical Demands

The following physical demands are typically used to perform this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. They are not qualification standards, rather they may be used to help the College, employee, or applicant identify where and how reasonable accommodations may be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties due to an ADA disability.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently sits for extended periods of time and occasionally stands and walks. The employee regularly exhibits manual dexterity when working on the computer, typing and performing other related tasks. The employee regularly talks and hears when working with staff, students, and members of the learning community, the general public and other job contacts. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision, with the ability to adjust focus when typing or reading a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.


An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: Bachelor’s degree in education, communications, business or related field with one to three years experience in advising or related field.

Applicant must successfully pass required background checks in accordance with Southern State Community College’s policies and procedures and applicable laws.

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Licensure or Certification Requirements

Valid state motor vehicle license

Salary Range $15.00
Essential Job Duties

To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform essential duties to expected performance standards. Reasonable accommodations are made as required for persons who are disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Meets with and advises students individually and in groups about educational options and provides information on available resources. Makes referrals as appropriate. Generates reports.

Works closely with other academic advisors and faculty in order to provide timely information on courses, degree options and SSCC policies.

Assists in registration and verifies prerequisites and requirements. Participates in orientation, open houses and other recruitment and retention activities. Supports College retention programs.

Trains students and staff involved in academic advising as needed. Participates in professional conferences and professional development workshops.

Attends Student Success Center training sessions, orientations, and other regularly-scheduled meetings.

Maintains confidentiality of confidential or sensitive records and information.

Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload demands.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge of: Advising and retention services; standard office practices and procedures; English grammar, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation; business letter and reporting formats, as well as SSCC Policies and Procedures.

Ability to: maintain confidential and sensitive information; exhibit a pleasant public manner and telephone etiquette; originate correspondence; work independently; exhibit attention to detail; originate an attractive and functional typing format; organize and file documents according to alphabetical, numerical and subject order;
apply ethical standards to work situations; make work decisions in accordance with SSCC’s values; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, and promote an harassment-free environment; embrace and support constructive change; work efficiently and effectively to improve college operations; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, learning community, associates and general public; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; treat others with respect as representative of SSCC.

Skill in: dealing with sensitive situations involving students, parents, guardians and faculty; verbal and written communications; word processing; application of Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Outlook; operation of standard office equipment; office organization; creating functional and professional electronic report formats.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other related duties as required.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Open Date 07/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • SSCC Website
    • Personal Referral
    • Local Newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Internal job board
    • Other
  2. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you at least 18 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime?
    • No convictions
    • Yes, convicted of a misdemeanor crime
    • Yes, convicted of a felony crime
  5. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have at least one to three years of related work experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (upload unofficial pdf copy)
Optional Documents