Position TitleAdvisor 2, Academic/Pathways (SAT)
Open Internally or ExternallyExternal
If faculty, tenure track statusNot Applicable
Reports to (title)Assistant Director, Academic Advising
DepartmentAcademic Advising (Health Science)
Starting Salary$41,928 to $43,600
Job Open Date11/06/2019
Job Close Date11/19/2019
Open Until FilledNo
The purpose of Academic Advising is to help students identify their educational and
career goals, advise students about their pathway of study, and work with students to
create academic plans that lead to successful completion.
Academic Advisors are members of an integrated College team providing individual
academic, career and related support to an assigned group of college students as they
progress through their programs. Pathway advisors provide support and guidance to
their caseload to ensure students have the best opportunity to achieve their educational
Academic Advisors for a pathway do the following:
-Assist students in identifying career and educational paths related to their pathway or
program of study.
- Deliver one-on-one comprehensive and group advisement support services to an
assigned group of students through degree completion and a range of academic
advising and support strategies.
- Teach students about college degree requirements and how to understand and follow graduation maps, interpret a degree evaluation/audit, and develop a responsible
approach to academic planning.
- Be knowledgeable of pathway-specific programs at the college and related transfer
options; maintain awareness of and communicate program changes to students.
- Refer students to co-curricular options to enhance their college experience such as
Student Life and Leadership organizations, study abroad, service learning, research,
and internships that align with academic and career goals.
-Track the engagement and progression of students to ensure they reach key
benchmarks throughout their academic program.
-Work collaboratively with assigned academic areas to review curriculum and create graduation maps with the intent of increasing student completion in a timely manner.
- Assist the Assistant Director and Director in establishing student learning objectives
related to the work of the department and academic pathway, intervene with students to produce intended outcomes and participate in assessment and evaluation.
This position works primarily with programs in the School of Applied Technology and
Technical Specialties. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing is essential. Frequent travel may be necessary. This position receives a regular review of objectives.
Occasional evenings and weekends are expected and required.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Manage a caseload of students from a designated academic pathway. Advise and assist students in becoming aware of their values, interest, abilities, and clarifying their
academic and career goals. Assess student strengths and weaknesses in academic,
career, and personal development by identifying factors that enhance or prevent
academic progress, examine alternatives based on changing goals, academic progress or personal situation, and interpret non-cognitive assessment results to guide student to establish realistic academic and career goals including transfer or employment strategy and developing an individualized academic plan. Actively teach students about the SLCC website, student portal, and self-advising tools with the purpose of developing their self-sufficiency in college transactions. Maintain regular contact with the students and monitor their academic progress utilizing advising technologies such as Banner and Starfish. Monitor academic progress of student by responding to early alerts raised by instructors, determining eligibility and
satisfactory progress towards completion, identifying current and potential needs and
problem areas; such as, study skills and tutoring, and helping students access college resources including navigating the student portal. Specialize in providing advising and/or programming for a College pathway (e.g., liaison to academic program, faculty training, academic standards and/or financial aid appeals.) Advise and assist students in understanding the requirements for pathway-specific SLCC Degree, diploma, certificate and completion programs. Teach students to develop academic time-lines, explore course work, sequence and select courses and develop class schedules. Assist students in understanding transfer programs to four-year institutions and planning efficient transfer. Assist with identification and retention efforts for students in assigned programs at SLCC. Develop academic plans with students to improve their academic standing when they have been identified as having academic difficulty and provide coaching support on an ongoing basis. Make referrals to campus and community resources.
Collaboration with Academic Affairs:
Work closely with academic administrators and faculty to evaluate the clarity, cohesion,
and learning destination for each of their program areas. Assist with reviewing
curriculum that supports and integrates college-wide developmental advising efforts.
Work closely with academic departments, other offices and/or institutions to maintain
accurate information about programs and requirements and update student-facing
advising materials accordingly. Participate in program advising review (AIC) and required
meetings (e.g., Staff, PAC, curriculum, major (at state level), and relevant program
Assist in compilation of program-related information, data, assessments and/or writing reports. Share this information with Academic and Student Services stakeholders.
Participate in designated recruitment and retention activities as related to assigned
programs. Participate in program specific transfer events.
Assist, in collaboration with the Career Services Office, students to utilize career assessments, both paid and free, and other resources to becoming aware of their values, interests, abilities, and clarify their academic and career goals.
Assist with creating and evaluating assessment instruments to measure specific
department programs and procedures in order to inform decisions that affect student
learning and success. Review and utilize available data about students’ academic and
educational needs, performance, aspirations, and problems. Other duties as assigned.
-Experience teaching adult learners.
-Experience working in advising for vocational/technical programs.
-Bilingual (Spanish language skills).
-Three (3) or more years of direct paid work experience.
-Bachelor’s degree required.
Emphasis in educational psychology, education, career technical education, communication or other related field preferred.
-Two (2) to four (4) years of full-time, direct paid work experience required.
-Part-time experience will be prorated.
-A Master’s degree can be considered in the place of one year of full-time employment.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge and skills:
-Advocate for all students.
-Establish rapport with students.
-Abide by the ethical standards and guidelines for academic advising, including working ethically with confidential information.
-Knowledge and understanding of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) organization,
goals, and objectives.
-Knowledge of SLCC policies and procedures.
-Interpret and explain college policies and
procedures, including the Student Code of Conduct.
-Knowledge of SLCC schools and departments.
-Knowledge of college enrollment procedures, college resources, and services (e.g. Registration, Financial Aid, Learning Resources).
-Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
-Demonstrate the aptitude to learn new systems and process quickly, as needed.
-Demonstrate reflection, originality, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, teamwork approach
towards conflict resolution, and decision-making.
-Lead discussions and make presentations to large and small groups.
-Assist with coordination and delivery of workshops and classroom presentations regarding academic advisement.
-Prepare business correspondence and advising materials for print and digital media.
-Knowledge of developmental academic advising theory including current advising
literature and practices.
-Train others in academic/career advising techniques and pathway and program information.
-Knowledge and understanding of student development theory and practices as it relates to advising students experiencing academic difficulties.
-Apply student development and
career development theories to help students develop habits, behaviors, and mindsets necessary for success in a college and career environment.
-Knowledge of programs of study, including general education requirements and prerequisites for all academic pathways.
-Knowledge of degree and certificate options within an academic pathway and completion requirements.
-Organize, retrieve, manage, and present large amounts of information regarding college and pathway programs, policies, and procedures including changes and revisions in requirements on an ongoing basis.
-Assist students with clarifying academic and career goals and creating, following, and
adjusting their individual academic plan.
-Knowledge of workforce education trends,
occupations, and career options as related to an academic pathway.
-Assist students in interpreting academic progress toward a degree or certificate and resolving academic issues.
-Manage a caseload of students within an academic pathway through in-person, phone, and electronic correspondence.
-Communicate with student caseload systematically, frequently, and intentionally through multiple methods to promote relevant pathway activities, important deadlines, adherence to individual academic plans and continuous re-enrollment.
-Leverage technology (such as Microsoft Office Suite, Banner SIS, DegreeWorks,
Starfish, and Canvas) to manage and document interaction with a caseload of students toward timely academic progress, exploration of various academic options, course selection, and registration.
-Use effective project management to prioritize assignments in order to plan and carry out objectives and provide advisement to assigned students in a timely manner.
-Develop and implement programs related to student learning outcomes for pathway responsibility.
-Analyze data to generate written reports regarding student caseload progress as
requested and contribute to development of departmental assessment reports.
-Initiate and maintain coordination with other student and academic affairs departments
and offices related to pathway responsibility to enhance students’ overall educational
-Work collaboratively with relevant pathway coaches, mentors, and external support
personnel to build a network of support for shared students.
-Work both independently and/or with a complex-structured team within the department and with faculty and other administrators.
-Maintain good working relationships across
-Exercise sound judgment within generally defined practices and policies to complete
routine work and achieve departmental and individual goals.
-Develop and evaluate assessments to measure learning outcomes and advising case load as it affects student success.
-Knowledge of social and educational resources and services in the community.
-Knowledge and understanding of educational and placement processes and
interpretation practices. (e.g. TOEFL, LOEP, ACT/SAT, CASAS, Accuplacer, CLEP,
-Attend and participate in scheduled training activities and workshops as determined by
-Demonstrate professionalism and represent the office during campus and community
-Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
-Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/docs/benefits-summary-current.pdf
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.