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Academic Advisor, Allied Health Programs

Gateway Community and Technical College

Job Description

Academic Advisor, Allied Health Programs

Full Job Description

Gateway Community & Technical College invites applications for an Academic Advisor for Allied Health. This full-time academic advisor will work with students pursuing credentials in health professions. This full-time academic advisor will provide engaging and effective in-person and virtual academic advising for new Gateway students. Collaboratively support academic advising and persistence efforts throughout the college.

  • Provide Academic Advising - Responsible for providing academic advising for new, transfer, and first-semester students. Support exploration of the student's academic and career objectives. Teach advisees how to utilize academic advising tools and access resources, as well as think critically about their educational and career goals. Identify non-academic barriers and offer appropriate internal and external referrals.
  • Advisee Engagement and Documentation - Create individualized advising plans for each advisee. Responsible for recording accurate advising notes. Effective and timely communication with students in person and using provided platforms for virtual meetings, email, text, and phone.
  • Communicates Effectively and Collaborates with Others - Responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative and supportive relationships with the academic advising team, admissions, records, faculty, student success programs, and other areas of the college. Communicate efficiently both orally and written with internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrate Professional Behavior- Responsible for effective and appropriate interactions with diverse populations and for providing in-person advising on different GCTC campuses when needed. Responsible for providing a high standard of customer service when assisting students with problem resolution. Ability to seek input from an alternate authority, if necessary, use good judgment and work effectively under pressure.
  • Collaborates with academic advising team to support operations and training. Partners with the assigned academic division for academic advising initiatives.
  • Partners with Health Professions academic division for academic advising initiatives.
  • Responsible to act as interim Advising Department Director when Director is out of office.
  • Able to assume daily office managerial issues when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Education, Counseling or any related field, or equivalent.


  • 1 - 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in and understanding of working with students from diverse populations is preferred.
  • Experience working at the community college level is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of higher education advising is a plus.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent organizational skills; high attention to detail; independent; self-motivated; able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with many individuals at all levels throughout the internal college environment and external business and community partners, representing himself/herself professionally and courteously.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and, in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and prioritize projects to meet deadlines with high levels of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Must have extensive computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
Long Description:

Anticipated start date: October 2022

Initial review of applicants will begin 2 weeks from position posting day. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

About Us:

Gateway Community & Technical College is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and is a public two-year degree-granting institution serving the Northern Kentucky Region - part of the Greater Cincinnati Region and is Northern Kentucky’s only public, accredited, comprehensive two-year institution. Gateway offers high-quality, targeted education to meet the personal and professional needs of students and contribute to the economic development of the region.

Gateway engages, connects, and inspires all students through education to successfully champion our region’s competitive workforce and improve their quality of life.

Gateway offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity including:

  • Exceptional health care, vision, dental coverage for you and your family
  • Tuition reimbursement/waiver for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • 403(b) retirement plan: a 5% employee contribution receives a 10% employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program

Gateway is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution, and we are committed to creating a campus environment that values the exploration, appreciation, and celebration of diversity while promoting inclusiveness, multiculturalism, and global awareness.

KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

Allison Williams, SHRM-CP

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