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Academic Advisor (ASCEND), Part-time

Institution: Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
Admin-Academic Advising
Posted: 04/19/2021
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Part Time

This is a grant funded position.Accelerating Student Completion; Encouraging New Dreams (ASCEND) helps community college students earn degrees as quickly as possible, with the goal of graduating at least 50% of students within three years. Key ASCEND program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, small class size, required full-time study and comprehensive advisement and career development services. Financial incentives include tuition waivers for financial aid eligible students, textbook vouchers, as well as food and transportation stipends for all students.The ASCEND Academic Advisor is a member of an integrated college team providing individual academic and personal support to an assigned group of community college students as they progress through the program.


  • Delivers comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students through degree completion.• Reviews student progress and tracks student use of academic support services.• Conducts regular outreach to faculty and other college staff as needed to support student success.• Maintains accurate tracking data and notes for each assigned student, recommending appropriate referrals and opportunity programs.• Supports annual recruitment of new students into the program.• Organizes periodic special events and programs for students, faculty and staff.• May conduct or support delivery of student seminars on issues of importance to students.• Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education• Bachelor’s degree required. Masters in a relevant discipline preferred Experience• a minimum of two years academic advisement experience Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities• Strong understanding of the needs of community college students.• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.• Demonstrated ability to work well with faculty and administrators.• Ability to enter, monitor and interpret student data accurately.• Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Access); and aptitude to learn new systems as needed.• Required to work a 18.75 hours a week, (975 hours per year maximum)• Must be able to work a flexible schedule that could include early morning, evening hours or Saturdays.(College Recruitment Events)• Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations.• Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with attention to detail.• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner.• Ability to analyze programs, identify solutions and take appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgement and decision making processes.• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public.• Ability to follow College policies and procedures.• Valid driver’s license required.


18-20 hours/week, not to exceed 975 hours in 12 month period.Grant funded.Position open until filled.AA EOE M/F/Vet/Disability

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