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Academic Advisor (Multiple Vacancies)
Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Date Posted 01/13/2022
Admin-Academic Advising
Salary $52,900 - $71,415  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Academic Advisor (Multiple Vacancies)

Full Job Description

Under general direction the purpose of the job is to support students holistically following first term enrollment through graduation. Additionally, this job supports students with defining and clarifying their educational and career goals. Employees in this job classification utilize a case management approach in assessing students' academic levels, guiding students through the career exploration process and facilitating the development of academic plans. Analyzes transcript evaluations for entry and exit from the college. Assesses student needs and makes appropriate referrals for student support services. Maintains appropriate records. Performs related work as directed.

Minimum Education:

  • Master's degree required. Preferably in Counseling, Social Work or Education.

Minimum Experience/Training:

  • Four years of relevant experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Daily - 25%: Provides academic and career advising to students utilizing case management approach. Provides holistic advising to include in-depth intake interviews, short and long term goal development, follow-up and outreach to students requiring additional support with clarifying their educational and career goals.
  • Daily - 10%: Collaborates with administrators, faculty and staff in assigned pathways to support student success. Resolves student issues and problems relating to advising such as curriculum and course prerequisites.
  • Daily - 10%: Reviews transcripts to ensure eligibility for admission to a specific college or program including unofficial evaluation of transfer credits and applicability of academic credit to program requirements.
  • Daily - 10%: Monitors and communicates with students in their assigned caseload for academic progress, success, retention, early alert referrals and to ensure deadlines are met for completing various coursework requirements, graduation and other specific program requirements.
  • Daily - 5%: Assists with training and/or assisting new advisors with regard to college policy and regulations applicable to program requirements.
  • Weekly - 5%: Conducts/facilitates career and group advising sessions for students in their assigned caseload as applicable.
  • Quarterly - 5%: Identifies and delivers strategies for students to enhance the student experience and contribute to improved retention and graduation rates for Broward College students. Collaborates with all areas of Broward College to support a positive, engaged student experience. Reviews caseload of students to determine if there are registration barriers (e.g. financial hold etc.) to the opening of each term’s registration period, communicates with students and departments as needed to resolve barriers prior to registration.
  • Weekly - 5%: Facilitates students through the career exploration process using a variety of career assessment tools. Facilitates the development of academic plans based on students’ educational and career goals using the applicable technology.
  • Quarterly - 5%: Serves on college and campus committees, task forces, working groups. May serve as a Club advisor to a student organization club; serves as liaison to a campus academic department and assigned pathway. Serves on search committees.
  • Daily - 10%: Responds to email/telephone inquiries from students, staff, faculty and administrators related to advising registration, graduation, transfer information and other BC policies and procedures.
  • Weekly - 5%: Processes electronic transient forms through the FACTS.org system. Reviews student academic history to determine qualification for enrollment in requested transient course work in accordance with current BC policies.
  • Daily - 5%: Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • In-depth functional knowledge and expertise in area of specialization and general knowledge of related areas in the College
  • Ability to perform complex administrative analysis with only general supervision
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills used appropriately influence the decision-making of individuals and groups at all levels in the College
  • Ability to plan and manage own work flow, priorities and results accomplishment
  • Requires the ability to present and disseminate data to various levels
  • Requires advanced knowledge of computerized systems and operating environments i.e. Microsoft Office Products and specialized computer systems
  • Ability to interact and effectively communicate with a diverse employee and student population


Diversity and Inclusion
Works effectively with all individuals and contributes to a positive environment by working with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and external constituents. Contributes to an inclusive, respectful, and empowering working environment that welcomes diverse perspectives

Respect for Others
Demonstrates respect for team members and constituents by valuing their contributions toward the goals of the work unit and the College. Maintains professionalism and contributes to a cohesive work environment

Cooperates and collaborates with individuals & groups that supports the mission and values of the College

Flexibility & Adaptability
Adapts approaches as situations in the work environment changes. Supports change based on the environmental needs, emerging technologies, and system upgrades

Technical Expertise
Effectively applies concepts, theories, methods, tools, techniques, and expertise in area of discipline (i.e. HR, Finance, Student Services , etc.)

Continuous Improvement & Learning
Actively develops one's own skills and explores opportunities for personal learning and continuous development within the job's functionality and in support of the goals and mission of department, division and the College

Job Title

Academic Advisor (Multiple Vacancies)

Position Number : P0005810

Job Status : Full time Regular

Department : Central Student Services Advising

Location : Central Campus

Pay Grade : 715

Salary : $52,900 - $71,415 Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Work Shift : First Shift

Work Schedule : Monday - Friday

Hours Per Week : 40

Posting End Date : Open Until Filled


To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application form along with a resume and unofficial transcript are required. The first review date of applications will begin on January 19, 2022.

Designated Essential Personnel : No

FLSA Status : Exempt

Position Classification : Professional Technical Staff (PTS)

Special Instructions to Applicant:

For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and must be attached to the online application. If unable to attach the documentation, please email document to jobs@broward.edu or fax to 954-201-7612, stating clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All required documentation must be received on or before the job posting end date.

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