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Academic Advisor for Asian and Native American Populations

Company: Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Category: : Grant Department: : Student Success Locations: : Des Plaines, IL Posted: : Dec 23, 2020 Closes: : Open Until Filled Type: : Full Time Staff Position ID: : 127219 About Oakton Community College : For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors. We offer: Continuing education Great benefits Paid winter break FRIDAYS OFF during the summer Job Description: Basic Function and Responsibility: In support of the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant funded project named COMPASS (Center for Organizing Minority Programs to Advance Student Success), the academic advisor for Asian and Native American populations will provide an array of advising services and assistance to promote personal growth and educational planning for AANAPI students. Specifically, the academic advisor for Asian and Native American populations works with new and continuing students in both individual and group settings via culturally appropriate and intrusive advising strategies to establish academic and life goals and implement related action plans for successful transfer or credential completion. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Provide developmental academic advising focused on helping new, continuing, and returning AANAPI students with the exploration of their academic and career objectives. Develop relationships and provide ongoing communication with assigned students/advisees. Participate in the planning, promotion and delivery of advising, registration and transition workshops and events for newly admitted AANAPI students. Collaborate with the COMPASS Senior Program Manager to execute and evaluate AANAPISI grant program activities to facilitate attainment of established program goals. Assist in the daily operation of the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success (on both the Skokie and Des Plaines campuses) and participate as scheduled in advising rotations. Participate in all major academic advising initiatives and interventions including, but not limited to, new student orientation and advising programs, State University Days, Private College and University Days and periodic advising reviews of students. Maintain accurate and timely advising notes in student information software systems. Complete and submit student registration documents for all students. Establish and maintain collaborative and supportive relationships with academic division and faculty. Facilitate student use of on-line advising and transfer resources to access relevant information for informed decisions regarding academic planning choices. Assist other areas of the College as appropriate in recruitment efforts or the development of programs to support special populations. In conjunction with Counseling Staff, make appropriate referrals for students in need of personal counseling. Participate in Enrollment Center cross training activities to develop knowledge in other functional student affairs areas in order to provide integrated and comprehensive information to students, staff, and community. Participate in Student Success initiatives such as the early alert program, student success coaching, and first year experience programming. Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Requirements: Qualifications and Working Conditions: Master's degree is required, preferably in college student personnel work, higher education administration, counseling, or related field. One or more years of successful advising and/or student affairs experience, preferably in a college setting. Experience serving a targeted population, including AANAPI students, preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and conduct presentations for a variety of student audiences. Ability to positively and enthusiastically provide general academic information to highly diverse student population. Ability to work flexible hours including some evening and weekend hours consistent with student and office needs. Ability to accurately interpret academic and career advising information. Ability to integrate college-based, Internet and other computer-based information resources and software into the advising process. Capacity to plan, prioritize and meet departmental and institutional deadlines. General office environment. Little or no exposure to adverse working conditions. Additional Information: Supervision Received: Functional supervision is received from the Manager of Transitions and Persistence and/or Coordinator of Student Success Initiatives. Administrative supervision is received from the Dean of Student Success. Supervision Exercised: Functional supervision may be exercised over student employees. HOURS: Monday - Thursday 9:15 am - 6:pm; Friday 8:15 am - 5:00 pm SALARY: $52,593 - Please note salary may change due to the completion of Staff Negotiations in 2021 Application Instructions: For further details, visit our website at www.oakton.edu and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities. Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor. Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices. URL: www.oakton.edu

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