Employment Opportunities

Date PostedAugust 27, 2014
Closing DateSeptember 25, 2014
Job Requisition Number102351
Position TitleCareer Program Advisor
Position TypePRFSNL
DepartmentPerkins & Wkforce Ed Grants
Pay Benefits and Work Schedule

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Responsibilities
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

- Resume

- Cover Letter

- Transcripts showing degree conferral date must be uploaded and attached to your online application to be considered (copies accepted). This also applies to Seminole State College employees.


DESCRIPTION:
Reports to the Director of Academic Advising and Counseling and works closely with the Associate Vice President of Career and Technical Education, Associate Deans, Program Managers, Faculty and Student Affairs staff to develop and implement efficient and effective student recruitment, retention, and completion initiatives for career and technical education (AS, CCERT and PSAV) programs. This is a direct student contact position. This position is grant funded. Employment is contingent upon the College’s receipt of an official grant award document from the grant funder, authorizing expenditures for this position during a specified grant period.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Partners with A.S. Degree and Certificate seeking students to help them identify and select appropriate courses for their career path and educational goals. Tracks progress of students through reports, queries, degree audits and follow-up contacts.
2. Assists students with educational and career planning by providing career and occupational information about related A.S. Degree and Certificate programs; makes appropriate referrals to Career Development Center
3. Collaborates with Student Affairs staff, Associate Deans, Program Managers, Faculty and staff in related areas to identify and address barriers to student success.
4. Works with Program Managers and Associate Deans to provide accurate program information to College staff, including Student Affairs colleagues who work in recruiting, admissions, advising and registration functions.
5. Acts as a liaison between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to facilitate and enhance student recruitment, advising, registration, retention and program completion.
6. Assists the Student Affairs Recruiting and Admissions Office as well as the Departments with recruitment activities such as information sessions, decision days, workforce fairs, etc. May be the primary organizer of recruiting events such as open houses.
7. Participates in college, state and regional staff development activities and meetings to enhance assigned A.S. Degree and Certificate programs.
8. Implements strategies within the School of Career and Technical Education to achieve Perkins Performance Measures (Improving Student Academic Skills, Technical Skills, Program Completion, Placement, Retention, Nontraditional Enrollments, and Non-traditional Completion)
9. Enters and retrieves data from computer in order to support, advise and register students as well as track their progress towards completion of Certificates, A.S. Degrees and Vocational Certificates.
10. Coordinates Workforce Central Florida or related government-sponsored initiatives that affect students in related degrees and certificates
11. Coordinates admissions for related limited access programs.
12. Researches retention strategies; implements and evaluates pilot retention programs under direction of supervisor.
13. Performs all site and position specific responsibilities as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Minimum two (2) years of experience working with students in a high school, or postsecondary institution.
3. Academic advisement experience in an educational setting.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Knowledge of career and technical education programs.
3. Experience with grants projects.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS:
1. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
2. Ability to exhibit a professional, courteous demeanor.
3. Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff.
4. Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
5. Excellent computer skills in a Windows based environment
6. Ability to work independently, initiating, developing and implementing programs; exercise good judgment and discretion
7. Ability to work efficiently, effectively and accurately without close supervision.
8. Knowledge of the community college philosophy and system of higher education.
9. Knowledge of student retention resources and research.
10. Committed to working in a multi-cultural environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT and SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:
1. Works in an office environment.
2. Works in the community for related recruiting activities which may require some evening and weekend activities.
3. May travel to different campus locations, trainings and community-based events.
This position is not eligible for Veteran’s Preference.
This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Conditions of Employment
Finalists and individuals recommended for employment at Seminole State College may be subject to background investigations and fingerprinting in compliance with Florida Statute 1001.64; and Seminole State College Policy 1.020; 2.020. Criminal background checks and fingerprinting will be conducted for all new employees, and for rehired employees who have had a break in service for one year or more. The Office of Human Resources will determine which background checks shall be conducted for each position, based upon its review of job descriptions and the responsibilities of the position. These include, but are not limited to, positions that have access to money, master keys, security-sensitive areas and confidential information; positions that have the capability to create, delete, and alter records; and positions that are responsible for the care and instruction of children. The College will conduct various types of background checks which may include, but are not limited to: criminal background, credit check, driver's license check, previous employment and references.
How to Apply
All applicants including employees of Seminole State College must scan, upload and attach "Required" documents to their electronic application to be considered.

NOTE: CERTAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK BEST IN INTERNET EXPLORER.

TO ATTACH DOCUMENTS: On the Careers Home page select the "Cover Letters and Attachments" link, then "Add Attachments" to attach documents. Applicants must include work history even if attaching a resume.

For positions requiring a degree, scan, upload and attach copies of your transcripts showing your name and the date your degree was conferred to be considered for the position (unofficial copies accepted). This applies to internal and external applicants.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Seminole State College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable Federal, State or local law.
Other Information
VETERANS' PREFERENCE

Seminole State College of Florida adheres to Florida’s Veteran’s Preference laws by providing preference in hiring to covered job applicants. Moreover, in recognition of the valuable contributions made by veterans, the College also considers any applicant’s military service background when filling job positions not covered by Veteran’s Preference laws.

To claim Veteran's Preference for eligible positions, a copy of your DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty must be uploaded and attached to your application to claim Veterans' Preference.

HOLDERS OF DEGREES FROM INSTITUTIONS OUTSIDE THE USA:

Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States are required to obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts and degrees. Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

This evaluation must be submitted at the time of application. We recommend World Education Services at P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087, telephone (212) 966-6311 or email address www.wes.org. The interview process may be delayed until such a review has been completed.

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