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Academic Advisor
Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana
 
 
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Date Posted 04/16/2021
Category
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
JOB TITLE:
Academic Advisor

DEPARTMENT:
Student Support Center

PAY GRADE:
42

SALARY:
$40,000 to $45,000 annually depending on experience, 12 mos. per year, benefits-eligible

Generous Benefits includes:
  • Health/Vision, Dental, Life/ADD & Long-term Disability Insurance: Generous Employer contribution toward the cost of this benefit
  • Vacation Leave: Earn up to 15 days per year
  • Sick Leave: Earn up to 12 days per year
  • Holiday Leave: 12 per year
  • Retirement: Participates in MT Teachers' Retirement System and Optional 403(b): Employer matches up to 7% of employee's contribution
  • Tuition Waiver: Employee and two legal dependents (tuition only
FLSA:
Exempt

CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled; however, the first review of application materials received is April 26, 2021

SUMMARY:
The Academic Advisor is primarily responsible for helping FVCC students with academic program exploration and academic planning. This position provides a full range of academic, transfer, and career advising services for TRIO participants. This position is grant funded and anticipated to last until 2025.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Provides comprehensive academic advising services including, but not limited to, transfer and career advising, and helping students set and achieve appropriate academic goals
  • Assists students in meeting the academic, career development, financial aid, and/or other needs which relate to academic success
  • Provides academic advising and coaching assistance; refers students to appropriate services
  • Provides advising support for students on academic probation and/or nearing completion or graduation
  • Assists students in meeting the academic, career development, financial aid, and/or other needs which relate to academic success
  • Develops academic plans, including program application process, and coaches advisees accordingly
  • Consults with faculty on student progress and needs; serves as student advocate in appropriate instances
  • Collaborates with other campus offices, including the Admissions & Registration Office, Financial Aid and Academic Affairs, and other campus offices to ensure coordinated delivery of student success support systems
  • Serves as a liaison between advising and assigned academic divisions
  • Keeps abreast of the latest developments in student services to help build strategic initiatives
  • Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with applicable laws and policies
  • Attends relevant state and/or regional advising conferences
  • Participates in department and college committees and projects
  • Reports to the Director of Student Services
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in related field AND two years of related experience; OR,
    • Master's degree in related field AND one year of related experience
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working within a TRIO program
  • Experience advising and teaching at the post-secondary level
  • Familiarity with the Montana University System and transfer requirements
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver academic advising services
  • Proficient computer skills and basic understanding of student information systems and Microsoft Access database system
  • Knowledge of student development and adult development theories and best practices in academic advising
  • Knowledge and skill in designing, managing, or implementation of campus programming and events
  • Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC
  • Demonstrated skill in creating and managing a work climate of collaboration, collegiality, and team work
  • Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships
  • Ability to follow and issue directions
  • Demonstrated communication, technology, presentation, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to intermittently work non-traditional schedules including evenings, weekends, etc.
  • Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to respond in the event of an emergency
  • This is a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at www.fvcc.edu/jobs; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not accepted for open positions. FVCC does not retain application materials for future consideration.

Additionally, applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application (NOTE: FVCC's applicant tracking system will time-out after 45 minutes of inactivity. Please have your documents ready to upload before you click the Apply button.) :
  • Letter of application indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications and detail your work experience as it relates to the position's Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; AND
  • A current, comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae; AND
  • Unofficial transcripts for ALL Degrees held (As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will submit official transcripts for all degrees held to FVCC HR prior to hiring. Only transcripts from accredited institutions will be accepted.); AND
  • Three professional references, with complete contact information, must be provided on the application form. Professional references must be individuals most familiar with applicant's work experience, skills and work behaviors and supervisory experience
EMPLOYMENT SPONSORSHIP: FVCC is not able to sponsor individuals seeking employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION'S, REFERENCE CHECKS AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations and individuals not listed on an applicant's application or resume. Additionally, FVCC conducts post-offer criminal background checks.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization. It is FVCC's policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran’s status, service in the uniformed services as defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.

FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at: https://www.fvcc.edu/about-fvcc/board-of-trustees/fvcc-board-policy

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’ Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’ preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process; the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veterans' Preference Form (form is available at: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and email it along with document(s) that verify your eligibility for employment preference to Jobs@fvcc.edu. Claims for Veterans' preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.

WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION: Based on the Windfall Elimination Provision, I understand my employment may not be covered by Social Security. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision click https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10045.pdf.

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