The Academic Advisor position serves as a member of a professional team providing comprehensive advising services for new and current Inver Hills Community College students. This position assists students to clarify their academic interests and prepare them for their intended major(s). In collaboration with the director and advising team members this position develops and monitors a comprehensive department plan to ensure continuous improvement. This position serves as a team lead for assigned academic programs and/or student populations. This position works effectively with Student Affairs offices, faculty, and academic departments to meet goals and objectives of the office, division and institution. 1.Provide comprehensive academic advising to current and returning students that includes knowledge and teaching students about college programs, policies and procedures, general transfer policies and procedures to all schools in MN state (public and private). As well as system level policies and procedures. Advising is delivered individually, within the classroom, and within groups. 2.Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders for assigned academic programs 3.Plan, coordinate, and execute orientation operations related to advising 4.Provide financial aid advising 5.Provide outreach to identified student groups 6.Support Testing Services by providing assessment advising 7.Support institutional activities that promote career and major exploration 8.Other duties as assigned related to students' success, professional development and furthering the institution's mission and vision. Participate in continuous quality improvement efforts within the department, Student Affairs and the college community through strategic planning, communication and collaboration, process improvement as well as other initiatives. Develop and maintain relationships with peers at other post-secondary institutions to share best practices and information.
Higher education experience in areas of academic support, advising, financial aid, career, educational planning, or teaching
Ability to work with a diverse population of students, staff and faculty
Ability to work well under pressure and respond to multiple demands
Strong ability to learn, understand, and explain a variety of college processes and degree requirements
Excellent organizational and communication skills (written, oral and electronic)
Good interpersonal skills in providing individual and small group assistance to prospective and current students
Experience creating strategic partnerships
Good problem-solving and analytical skills
Experience working collaboratively as part of a team
Possess presentation skills to effectively promote and represent the college
Competency with computers (i.e. Microsoft Office)
Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field
At least two years of professional experience in academic advising or related field
Knowledge of academic advising approaches and transfer processes
Understanding of the structure of academic programs offered at the college
Evidence of commitment to the success of culturally, ethnically and racially diverse learners
Knowledge of Minnesota State and IHCC student-related policies and procedures
You must apply online and attach an electronic resume and copy of your transcript(s) to your online application in order to be considered for this position. Paper applications and resumes will not be considered.
Founded in 1970, Inver Hills is a comprehensive community college offering 35 program options and degrees including the Associate in Arts (A.A.), a liberal arts education degree that leads to transfer to four year colleges; the Associate in Fine Art (A.F.A.) degree in studio arts; and the career related Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in leading occupational areas such as nursing, paralegal, computer networking, law enforcement, human services, business, emergency medical services, teacher education, and more.
Located 10 minutes from downtown St. Paul, scenic Inver Hills Community College serves over 9000 credit students annually. Many Inver Hills students are first generation. The student of color population has increased from 24% to 28% in the last four years. Almost 30 percent of students are low income and eligible for Pell grants. Inver Hills strives to reflect a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds among administrators, faculty and staff. Inver Hills is committed to quality improvement, Learning Communities, campus wide assessment, innovative instruction, integrating technology in instruction, collaboration with PreK12 for college readiness and access, and civic engagement.
If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this selection process, please contact the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at email@example.com or (651) 450-3670.
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Desired Start Date: 08/04/2021
Internal Number: 1663
About Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College endeavors to serve students within nearby communities, as well as those coming from countries around the world. The majority of students work toward degrees and diplomas in a variety of programs to prepare them for employment. However, the college is also proud of its general education department, whose courses are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. As members of a student-centered organization, all employees, faculty members and administrators are focused on ways to continuously improve student learning within the college's mission. Along the way, DCTC has become a leader in delivering sustainable technologies, service-learning opportunities, and community engagement into the curricula of most programs.