Pulaski Technical College

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Job Title: Academic Advisor LR-South (Open Until Filled)
Department: Student Services - LRS
Date Posted: 11/28/2016
Job Description: The Academic Advisor at Little Rock South is the primary advisor to students attending the Little Rock South location of Pulaski Technical College, but also assists with admissions, registration, student records, disability services, testing and financial aid. As the academic advisor, the person in this position assists students in the clarification of their life/career goals and in the development of educational plans. The advisor serves as a facilitator of communication, a coordinator of learning experiences through course and career planning and program progress, and is an agent of referral to other campus services as necessary. The academic advisor at Little Rock South also helps with the recruitment of prospective students by offering tours, visiting with select high schools and hosting special events at Little Rock South. This advisor works closely with the culinary and hospitality management programs as well as certain technical-based programs. The successful candidate will have an interest in understanding effective practices for academic advising, student services, financial aid, admissions and records, testing and disability services. A willingness to preform multiple roles for students is critical and only individuals who are open to this type of experience will be considered. General Responsibilities 1.Academic Advising to include the following: a.Provide academic and career advising to current, new, and transfer students throughout the year b.Provide career exploration activities c.Provide group advising and registration activities d.Provide individual advising in collaboration with faculty e.Participate in activities sponsored by Advising & Career Services and Student Services at Little Rock- South f.Assist undecided students to select a major and map a plan to degree completion g.Assist students with resources and activities for job preparation and job seeking h.Help students examine their interests, abilities, and styles and connecting to career choices i.Make presentations to College Seminar classes and other classes as requested. j.Assist in responding to questions coming via the Academic Advising general telephone line and email address. 2.Interpret and evaluate ACT, ACCUPLACER or COMPASS test scores and required developmental courses for desired degree. 3.Assist students with access to other campus services and resources to include but not limited to counseling, disability services and/or tutoring. 4.Demonstrate the ability to develop and provide programs and activities to engage students; thereby increasing student retention and persistence. 5.Assist faculty advisors within divisions as needed and requested. 6.Participate in development and delivery of training for part time advisors and faculty advisors. 7.Preform recruitment duties including but not limited to organizing tours, meeting with prospective students, visiting select high schools and organizing special events. 8.Serve as a student services representative, financial aid counselor, admissions representative and test proctor as workflow dictates at the Little Rock South location.
Minimum Requirements: 1.Master?s degree required, in Student Personnel Services, Higher Education or Counseling preferred. 2.Past experience in a student services area preferred. 3.Excellent problem solving, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. 4.Customer and solutions oriented with a strong commitment to customer service while maintaining compliance with policies. 5.Commitment to the mission of a comprehensive two-year college and an understanding of the different components of a student services operation. 6. Must be able to articulate and execute public speaking at a level students can understand and learn.
Salary: $38,000
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package to include life insurance, health insurance, vacation, sick leave, retirement and tuition waiver for full-time benefits eligible employees.
Contact Info: Interested candidates should submit a Pulaski Technical College employment application, cover letter, resume, list of three professional references and unofficial college transcripts to: Pulaski Technical College, Office of Human Resources, 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118. Applications available on line at http://www.pulaskitech.edu/employment_opportunities/ AA/EOE

Pulaski Technical College
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 812-2200

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