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Cochise College Academic Career Advisor in Fort Huachuca, Arizona

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Position Summary: The Academic/Career Advisor is responsible for providing sound academic advising support to assist students in planning their educational career, learning skills necessary for academic success. Connecting students to campus resources and services in support of goal attainment.Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.Note: Cochise College requires a post offer, pre-employment background screening of all employees.This announcement will close August 9, 2021 at 4pm AZ time.

Duties and Responsibilities: Duties and Responsibilities: Within the scope of College policies and procedures, this position: Provides comprehensive academic and career planning services to students using effective communication techniques with various modes of technology and encouraging and guiding students to define and develop realistic goals Participates in annual commencement ceremony, ongoing departmental training and cross-training activities to ensure an understanding of the colleges programs, curriculum, graduation requirements, policies, and procedures, and resources and services available to students, coordinating with staff in the areas of financial aid, registration and admission, and other enrollment management services Collaborates with college recruiters and department staff on new student orientation and first year experience activities and conducts workshops on topics in support of student success for all students, including topics such as stress management, study skills, managing test anxiety, etc. Engages students in academic and career planning assessments, interprets results, and assists student in developing an educational plan that leads to student success and completion Participates in college committees and task forces as required and works with faculty and academic staff to develop student-focused processes and assists in the development of goals and objectives for the department Provides crisis intervention support and refers students to community agencies for personal counseling as needed; advises students on academic lack-of-progress probation/suspensionSupports the college's early alert program and other related retention initiatives and collaborates with college faculty and staff to facilitate student success, retention, and persistence Performs related duties as assigned General Expectations: Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.

Education and Experience; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Education and Experience Requirements:Bachelor's degree, preferably in counseling or a related field, from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of EducationThree years higher education system experience preferably to include two years in assessment, academic advising, recruitment and career inte rest assessment/advising An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and proceduresKnowledge of current technologies and word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office applications, Banner and DegreeWorksKnowledge of academic and/or career advising techniquesKnowledge of diagnostic tests used to assess preparation for college studyKnowledge of tools used for student interest and personality type and the ability to interpret results of such tools to assist students in making sound decisionsKnowledge of the proper operation of and the ability to use personal computers and standard office equipmentSkill in evaluating a student's academic interests and desires to formulate a plan designed to assist the student in achievement of specified goalsAbility to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful mannerAbility to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situationsAbility to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detailAbility to work indep