Job Title: Academic Advisor
Job Number: 12-A24
Campus: Urban Campus/Des Moines
Monday – Friday, occasional evenings and weekends
Employment Date: July 2012
Provide advising services to students to promote personal growth, academic and career planning, and decision making.
Advise students in all phases of academic and career planning, including program and course information, scheduling, registration, transfer requirements, articulations with other educational institutions and graduation requirements. Advise, coordinate and refer students with specific learning needs regarding the identification and utilization of support services to assist in student success. May also assist with educational achievement plans. Work closely with admissions department staff to monitor program capacity, assist in student admissions, and monitor student progress.
Conduct recruitment, orientation and retention activities for traditional and non-traditional students, visit high schools and business/industry, attend college fairs, schedule and conduct campus tours, and serve as a resource in the development of promotional materials to recruit and retain students. Advise student organizations and assist with student activities which could include graduation, athletics, Phi Theta Kappa, student activities council, etc. Participate and assist in special or ongoing events and assignments such as serving as multicultural liaison, community outreach work, maintaining various student services websites in cooperation with the webmaster, distribution of articulation agreements, maintaining Career & Transfer Resource Center, etc. Serve on campus and/or district-wide committees. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree. Two years of advising, recruitment, promotions, admissions or related experience. Knowledge of current college educational and student services procedures and practices. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to prepare and deliver public presentations. Ability to plan, organize and manage time. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of current software applications.
Master’s degree. Postsecondary education at a community college. Knowledge of DMACC educational and student services procedures and practices. Work experience with an educational institution.
Deadline for Submitting Applications: 05/28/2012
Open Until Filled No
Department Contact to Check Application Status: Robin Ziemann (515) 248-7241
Special Instructions to Applicants:
THIS VACANCY REQUIRES:
1.) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and answers to all supplemental questions). 2.) Cover letter. 3.) Current resume. 4.) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.