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Academic Advisor
Mohave Community College in Kingman, Arizona
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Date Posted 07/28/2020
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Salary: $38,500.00 Annually

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Department: Student Services

Job Number: 13-00872


Reporting directly to the director of advising and testing services, this position provides student services with a focus in the areas of disability services and resources, academic advising, financial aid, student success, transfer concerns, registration advising, career services and new student orientation. Oversees and /or administers the campus testing programs to include various educational assessment tests, technical assistance and consultation on test interpretation.

This position works under limited supervision and works non-traditional hours to include nights and weekends.

Typical Duties

  1. Advise new and continuing students and maintain electronic student advisement files. Ensure students are aware of courses and programs available to assist them in preparation for employment or transferring seamlessly to a university.

  2. Identify and recruit new students in accordance with the mission, goals, and policies of the College as well as build relationships with prospective students.

  3. Assist students and parents with financial aid questions dealing with completion of FAFSA other applications and verification.

  4. Effectively utilize best practices in student assessment and advising to identify, develop, and implement career plans for students; and ensure that students enroll in those courses that will most effectively and efficiently accomplish this goal.

  5. Assist students experiencing academic difficulty in maximizing their success. Advise students about academic standards as well as policies and programs available to facilitate their success. Develop education plans, monitor student progress and conduct follow-up activities.

  6. Evaluate and facilitate SAP appeals for FA reinstatement.

  7. Be knowledgeable of, and maintain contact with, social, health and community agencies and provide referral services to students as needed.

  8. Provide guidance, counseling and advising to individuals eligible to receive Veteran benefits including spouses and dependents.

  9. Coordinate and supervise a variety of assessments and test batteries, utilizing prescribed disability accommodations as directed, including, but not limited to: academic placement testing, online midterm and final exams, pre/post-test procedures, make-up exams, outsourced testing,and career interest test batteries. Provide testing interpretation, counseling, guidance, and troubleshooting.

  10. Ensure test security standards and the integrity of the testing process.

  11. Maintain specialized computer software and inventory of test materials to support testing program functions.

  12. May direct, coordinate and train student workers, test proctors, or other employees.

  13. Adhere to college, federal and state administrative procedures, guidelines, initiatives and directives to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations affecting college operations.

  14. Handles highly sensitive information and confidential records and materials in compliance with state and federal regulations. 

  15. Work with campus leadership team to plan and conduct recruitment activities. Follow-up with students to create student success plans as needed to increase retention. 

  16. Perform other tasks of a similar nature or level as assigned.


Minimum: Bachelor's degree in counseling, social work, education or related field; three years related work experience; and strong interpersonal/communication skills or any combination of experience, training and/or education which demonstrates potential for success in performing the essential duties of the position.

Preferred: Master's degree and/or prior experience in secondary or post-secondary education, career counseling, advising, grant writing, administration, instruction and/or budgeting.


Mohave Community College offers our full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 17 paid holidays per year

  • 40 hours of sick leave and 120 - 180 hours of paid time off

  • basic medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance coverage provided

  • matched contributions to Arizona State Retirement System

  • Tuition voucher for MCC courses for employee and dependents

Arizona State Retirement System: https://www.azasrs.gov/content/new-and-prospective-members

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