Transfer Advisor
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo, CO

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Vacancy Announcement

Position is contingent upon grant funding

Position Title:
Transfer Advisor

Position Number:


TRiO Student Support Services

Release Date/Closing Date:
01/07/2013 – 01/25/2013

Applications are due by 4:00 pm on the close date. Applications received after the close date will not be accepted. Post-marks will not be accepted.

Department/Division Purpose:
The TRIO Student Support Services/Project Success program (a federal grant funded program) at Pueblo Community College provides academic support and assistance to facilitate persistence towards graduation for 220 students from low-income, first-generation backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Services include academic advisement, tutoring, career counseling, peer mentoring, and transfer advisement.

Job Summary Statement:
Pueblo Community College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Institution. “An institution in AQIP demonstrates how it meets accreditation standards and expectations through a sequence of events that align with the ongoing activities of an institution striving to improve its performance.” PCC expects all employees to integrate the principles and tools of continuous quality improvement into their daily activities. Customer focus, college service, and commitment to assist the College in achieving its mission and vision are expected for all employees. In addition, all employees are expected to utilize available technology in the completion of their duties.

This position specifically exists to support the TRIO Student Support Services grant program and its student participants. The Transfer Advisor will have responsibilities in the areas of TRIO program recruitment, admission coordination and participant selection; academic coaching and advisement for student participants; student transfer advisement and enrollment assistance to four-year institutions; and collaboration with instructional and administrative staff members to implement services that will promote persistence in graduation. The Transfer Advisor reports directly to the Director.

The incumbent in this job is expected to assist the College in achieving its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectations for all employees.

Essential Functions:
% of Time

  • Provide year round academic advisement/coaching and retention of program participants by assessing academic needs, monitoring student progress, conducting financial aid counseling, and implementing goal setting. Develop individualized education plans and referral support services for all participants in the transfer component of the program. Prepare and maintain documentation of advising and counseling sessions for assigned program students. Maintain contact with four-year institutions of higher education admission and transfer representatives, including monitoring transfer articulation agreements at these institutions.

  • Assist program student participants in completing admissions, financial aid, scholarship, and TRIO Student Support Services applications to four-year institutions of higher education. Plan and implement tours to four-year institutions of higher education for program participants interested in transferring. Make transportation arrangements and take the students on the tour of four-year institutions.

  • Coordinate and plan all workshop development for program participants including the program’s Information Sessions for prospective students wanting to be members of the program. Conduct workshops and educational seminars for program participants.

  • Coordinate and work with department personnel to recruit, interview, evaluate, and select students for the program.

Non-Essential Functions:
% of Time

  • Serve on college committees and participate in professional organizations

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified. Experience will be based upon a full-time, 40-hour work week. Part-time experience will be pro-rated. Part-time teaching experience will be based on a ratio of 36 credit hours = 1 year of experience.

Bachelor’s degree (must be completed by start of employment).


Special knowledge, skills, abilities:
  • Verifiable experience in a position that required the ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal means.
Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree


  • Two or more years of experience working at an institution of higher education in a student service related position;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing academic advisement/coaching/mentoring at an institution of higher education;
  • Demonstrated proficiency utilizing Microsoft office products to produce spreadsheets, databases, and written documents and communications;
  • Verifiable experience with admission and student enrollment processes;
  • Demonstrated experience effectively working with the Banner Student Information System and StudentAccess Database (or comparable system/solution);
  • Experience with and demonstrated commitment to diversity with a solid understanding of and appreciation for socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and individual differences.
Special knowledge, skills, abilities:
  • Verifiable experience providing transfer advisement to community college students and knowledge of transfer articulation agreements.
Salary Information

$30,000, plus additional compensation based on education and experience. In addition to salary, PCC offers an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement.

Application Process

To be considered for a position, applicants must submit a PCC Application, voluntary Affirmative Action form, letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcripts to or by mailing applicant packets to: Human Resources

900 W Orman Ave

Pueblo, CO 81004

Selection Process

--All applications received by the close date will be considered.

--After the position closes, applicants will be screened based on the posted MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

--Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be moved to the Screening Committee. The Screening Committee will determine the applicants who will be offered interviews and those applicants will be contacted via email or telephone.

--Once a job offer has been accepted, all applicants will be notified via email.

--Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on your application and may not be eligible for consideration.

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