Academic Advisor

Mohave Community College

Job Description

Academic Advisor





Mohave Community College is seeking an innovative, collaborative and dedicated individual who will guide students to reach their goals. Providing a wide variety of assistance and information to students helping guide the way towards success.

Individuals in this exempt position are expected to generally be available during the normal business hours of the college, and will occasionally be asked to work non-traditional hours, including holidays and weekends, as needed.

What you'll love about us:
  • We create the future by cultivating relentless curiosity in our students and each other to unlock new opportunities and break barriers. We take risks, adapt to oncoming challenges and opportunities, and engineer new ideas as we learn together from our mistakes and successes.
  • We engage fearlessly, bringing passion and energy to our work by dreaming big, being bold, having fun, and fostering a caring environment. Celebrating each other and our results with enthusiasm makes our work meaningful and exciting.
  • We build together. Our individual differences and backgrounds strengthen our teams, where we seek input and ensure every voice is heard. We amplify our impact when we empower each other to take ownership and work together toward a common vision.
  • We live authentically, being our best when we share information openly, create clarity, invite stakeholders to participate in decision-making, and communicate with the utmost respect.
  • We care! We care about our students, our communities, and each other, finding ways to actively engage and invest in the success of those we serve
What we'll love about you:
  • Your record of excellence in collaboration, working with others in the spirit of partnership, transparency, and care to inspire action.
  • Your unwavering commitment to the academic, emotional, and social development of all students.
  • Your ability to build long-lasting, engaged, and collaborative relationships, paving the way for ongoing student success by fostering connections with outside entities, including community-based organizations and employers.
  • Your strong ethical orientation and ability to make discerning, evidence-based decisions.
  • Your creative and inventive talents to develop engaging recruitment event experiences.


Typical Duties


  • Advise new and continuing students and maintain electronic student advisement files. Ensure students are aware of courses and programs available to assist them in preparation for employment or transferring seamlessly to a university.
  • Identify and recruit new students in accordance with the mission, goals, and policies of the College as well as build relationships with prospective students.
  • Assist students and parents with financial aid questions dealing with completion of FAFSA other applications and verification.
  • Effectively utilize best practices in student assessment and advising to identify, develop, and implement career plans for students; and ensure that students enroll in those courses that will most effectively and efficiently accomplish this goal.
  • Assist students experiencing academic difficulty in maximizing their success. Advise students about academic standards as well as policies and programs available to facilitate their success. Develop education plans, monitor student progress and conduct follow-up activities.
  • Evaluate and facilitate SAP appeals for FA reinstatement.
  • Be knowledgeable of, and maintain contact with, social, health and community agencies and provide referral services to students as needed.
  • Provide guidance, counseling and advising to individuals eligible to receive Veteran benefits including spouses and dependents.
  • Coordinate and supervise a variety of assessments and test batteries, utilizing prescribed disability accommodations as directed, including, but not limited to: academic placement testing, online midterm and final exams, pre/post-test procedures, make-up exams, outsourced testing, and career interest test batteries. Provide testing interpretation, counseling, guidance, and troubleshooting.
  • Ensure test security standards and the integrity of the testing process.
  • Maintain specialized computer software and inventory of test materials to support testing program functions.
  • May direct, coordinate and train student workers, test proctors, or other employees.
  • Adhere to college, federal and state administrative procedures, guidelines, initiatives and directives to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations affecting college operations.
  • Handles highly sensitive information and confidential records and materials in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Work with campus leadership team to plan and conduct recruitment activities. Follow-up with students to create student success plans as needed to increase retention.
  • Perform other tasks of a similar nature or level as assigned.



Minimum: Bachelor's degree in counseling, social work, education or related field; three years related work experience; and strong interpersonal/communication skills or any combination of experience, training and/or education which demonstrates potential for success in performing the essential duties of the position.

Preferred: Master's degree and/or prior experience in secondary or post-secondary education, career counseling, advising, grant writing, administration, instruction and/or budgeting.

Application Instructions

It is the responsibility of each applicant to have all the following documents on file in the Human Resources office by the deadline date in order to continue in the application process for this position. Application materials will not be returned.

  • A complete online employment application form. Please do not state 'see resume' on any part of the application. Blank spaces may be cause for rejection of the application.
  • Cover letter addressing the criteria listed in the job announcement and your qualifications for this position.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae. Optional, but encouraged.
  • Transcripts of all college work. (Unofficial transcripts or photocopies will be accepted to establish the application file. Official transcripts will be required if the candidate is offered the position.)

Important Notes:
  • If any of the above listed materials are missing or incomplete, the application will not be considered.
  • Items 2-4 may either be attached electronically to the application or mailed to the address below (position number must be included on all documents):
Mohave Community College
Human Resources
1971 Jagerson Avenue
Kingman, AZ 86409



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