Student Development Advisor / Full-time
McHenry County College - Crystal Lake, IL

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Minimum Qualifications*: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution required. Experience with and appreciation for diverse student populations

DESIRED EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, or related field preferred. Graduate certification as an Academic Advisor preferred. One year advising. Obtain Graduate Academic Advisor certification within 3 years of hire.

EXPERIENCE: Experience with and appreciation for diverse student populationsOne year advising preferred

Position Description: WORK WEEK: Full-time – 40 hours, some evenings and Saturdays will be required. Flexible schedule required to meet student demand.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Provide diverse student body with a wide range of proactive academic advising and educational planning.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Development of appropriate education plans and selection of courses to the general population of MCC students
  • Utilizing a variety of proactive delivery modes, provide accurate and timely information to currently enrolled students
  • Increase student awareness of available institutional resources
  • Monitor student progress toward established educational goals
  • Participate in development and presentation of seminars
  • Conduct individual and group advising and orientation activities
  • Present and advise during New Student Orientation+
  • Contribute to continually improving advising techniques
  • Work within parameters of academic advising position and make referrals to appropriate student services
  • Maintain documentation in student records that is objective, complete, and accurate
  • Participate in training new advisors
  • Write waivers to allow students to register for classes
  • Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
  • Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to learn technological applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with highly detailed information and disseminate information to groups and individuals
  • Ability to remain flexible and handle vague or changing information
  • Sensitivity to students whose cultural and educational experiences differ from his/her own
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, organize and prioritize tasks
  • Willingness to share knowledge, learn from mistakes, accept personal responsibility, and develop multiple competencies
  • Willingness to share responsibility for improving work relations
  • Ability to work under pressure with composure
  • Ability to follow leadership and college-wide procedures
  • Ability to work in a high-quality, focused service environment in a professional manner with excellent organizational and customer service skills
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of student development theory and practice
  • Demonstrate commitment to advising profession through practice and continued acquisition of advising skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of institution’s programs, academic requirements, policies, procedures, and support services
  • Demonstrate good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to sit and communicate orally, for extended periods of time
  • Ability to safely handle heavy books, packages, and book trucks up to 40 pounds unassisted
  • Commitment and respect for diversity
  • Commitment to the College mission and goals
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position
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Minimum Salary Range:

Application Required Materials: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications must submit all of the following: a current resume, a fully-completed MCC Employment Application form, and copies of college transcripts.

Review Date/Deadline: Application Deadline is August 30, 2013.

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