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Midland College in Midland, Texas
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Date Posted 05/08/2019
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title


Position Status

Full Time

Classification Title

Advisor-12 m

Work Location

Main Campus-3600 N. Garfield, Midland TX

Job Summary

Pathways Advisors will be located in the advising center or on other campus locations as need demands. Assist students in achieving their educational and career goals by providing academic and supportive advising. Advising includes degree and certificate programs; TSI testing; course transfer information; and course scheduling and registration process.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

One to three years of experience working in a K-12 or college setting

Public relations/customer service experience

Computer literate

Knowledge of Microsoft Office software

Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters

Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and social skills

Ability to work independently or in a team

Ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with various departments

Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines

Ability to analyze complete situation accurately and adopt effective course of action

Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment with interruptions and detail oriented tasks

Ability to research, learn, and accurately provide information to students on a variety of topics

Excellent oral communication, customer service, and public relations skills

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree

Understanding of TSI regulations

Essential Functions

Advises students in specified academic and technical pathways resulting in certificates, transfer, and associate and bachelor degrees

Advises students with course registration, drops, withdrawals, and effective student success strategies

Provides career advising for students wanting to change pathways

Assists in reassigning students to another advisor if academic/career plans alter

Applies the Coaching techniques used by Midland College Pathways Advising

Participates in professional development and a quality management program focused on growth

Implements academic advising strategies (syllabus, degree plan, coaching)

Interacts effectively with students of diverse socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds

Monitors and tracks student plans and interactions by using notes in Zogotech or other specified software

Knows and understands TSI regulations for guidance and placement

Supports all student service areas including transfer/career related services and testing

Assists with recruiting program activities in the Midland College community

Maintains an accurate calendar with open appointments

Responds within 48 hours to all Early Alert messages

Serves as liaison between students, staff, faculty and administrators

Provides referral services for students

Assesses and coordinates advising appointments and services and streamlines processes

Meets regularly with Pathways Advisors and Division faculty and staff

Must be able to work evening hours, at minimum, two to three times per month and more during periods of high registration traffic

Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift or move boxes up to 25 pounds

Must be able to work extended hours during periods of registration and Midland College or community events

Use of manual dexterity

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Work mostly performed indoors, some outdoor Midland College or community events may be required

Work both on campus and off campus

Travel for training, meetings, and assist on other campuses’ events both in and out of town

Security Sensitivity

All Midland College positions are security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. An employment offer is contingent on completion of a satisfactory criminal background investigation.

Min Salary

3,065.00 per month

Max Salary

3,218.75 per month

Pay Statement

Salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience.

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number


Open Date


Position Available


Special Instructions to Applicants

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Midland College Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application, resume, transcripts, and a cover letter. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with application. NOTE: Official transcripts sent directly from the institution(s) attended to Midland College Human Resources are required within 30 days of hire.

If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five business days.

EEO Statement

Midland College does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the College does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities.

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