Academic Advisor

Pierce Mortuary Colleges Inc, Decatur, Georgia -

Date Posted : 12-04-2024

Number of Openings : 1

Salary : $40.7K - $51.5K a year

Employment Type : Full Time

About the Employer

Academic Advisor
Position is onsite in Decatur, GA
IIMPORTANT NOTE:
Management reserves the right to change or otherwise modify the functions of this job in order to meet the needs of the company. Additional duties may also be assigned. Consideration will be given to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed hereafter are representative of the knowledge, skills and or abilities required to do this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
The Academic Advisor (AA) partners with our students to aid in their success throughout the tenure of their program. The AA begins the relationship with matriculation into the program, oversees new student orientation for the students and continues the relationship through graduation, as well as the completion of board exams. The AA will conduct needs assessment with their students, develop success plans and support the needs of the students. Advisors will focus a majority of the time with the students enrolled in the distance learning programs. This position is a hybrid position with time being spend on campus and remotely to meet the needs of the student population.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates the new student orientation course and chairs the orientation committee to assess outcomes, student preparedness, and incorporates feedback into future programs
Develops first semester success plans for students enrolled with a probationary status
Conducts skills assessments and creates individual development plans specifically for students on warning or probation
Oversees tutoring programs with the Director of Education and Deans and encourages student use of services
Evaluates students' progression and provides guidance towards degree completion
Encourages and supports advisees for academic success through consistent communication
Routinely monitors progress throughout the tenure of the program
Advises students individually and in groups to disseminate knowledge regarding program requirements
Delivers guidance and direction to students regarding academic and professional planning
Provides guidance regarding policies, procedures, processes, and resources
Helps trouble-shoot issues and problems as they arise
Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
Bachelor's degree required
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Competent using Office 365 and other computer programs
Ability to work on cross-functional teams
Ability to remain flexible under shifting priorities
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
Master's Degree in education, student affairs, or related field
Prior and proven experiences in undergraduate academic advising in a degree-granting institution
Previous experience in orientation programming or teaching
Knowledge of Learning Management and Student Information Systems
Language and Computer Skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present complex information to varying levels of individuals throughout the organization.
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of student information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, other types of project management software and keyboard.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment with light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Very limited exposure to physical risk.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization
Pierce Mortuary Colleges (PMC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: PMC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at PMC are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. PMC will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PMC encourages applicants of all ages.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Consideration will be given to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed hereafter are representative of the knowledge, skills and or abilities required to do this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential.

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