College Advisor Job Description

College Advisor Job Description

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College advisor provides academic advisement and student success coaching to assigned students on appropriate course selection towards their degree, academic exploration and program requirements, assessing non-academic needs and identify campus resources for support, career goals, and identifying experiential learning opportunities and programs that promote career development and support holistic student success.

College Advisor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Track student data (contact information, grades, financial aid, scholarships, ) using the Alumni Services database
Track and maintain current data (contact information, grades/standardized test scores, college admissions, financial aid/scholarships, ) using the Alumni Services database
Identify and establish target niche client segments and establish a strong reputation within those markets and the designations to support the practice specialization
Oversees the proper and secure maintenance of student files/records and degree plans
As needed, counsel with student on matters of student-faculty relations, student behavior, student academic work, and other University procedures and policies
Refer students to, and assist them in accessing, appropriate student support services as needed
Monitor the academic performances, continuous enrollment and credit hour load, and mapping progress of all advisees
Unofficially assess transfer student transcripts and course records
Discuss performance with advisees and work with students on completing progress and degree audits
Provide leadership and oversight to the growing team of current part time full time staff

College Advisor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for College Advisor

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Education for College Advisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the college advisor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Technology, College Student Personnel, Human Services, Human Relations, The College, Graduate

Skills for College Advisor

Desired skills for college advisor include:

Academic and occupational programs
Articulation agreements
Assessment and academic career advisement
Transfer guides
Career development process and of available career development resources
Application procedures
Financial aid
Postsecondary education requirements
Scholarship opportunities

Desired experience for college advisor includes:

Ability and willingness to travel to school sites across Southern California
Flexibility to multi-task within an ambiguous, fast-moving, while also driving toward clarity and solutions
Unquestioned commitment to KIPP LA’s mission and values.Salary & Benefits
Experience in college counseling/ college access knowledge
One year of experience in academic advising, student services, graduate teaching, research, or related field
One year of work experience with academic advising, student services, student affairs, career development, counseling, and/or teaching

College Advisor Examples


College Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of college advisor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for college advisor
  • Assist in managing the activities of student services team in regards to managing the processes for new student on-boarding training, class monitoring, follow-up, and communication
  • Assists the director in addressing staff performance issues, concerns, and achievements
  • Responsible for designing and implementing processes that foster student retention and success
  • Work with Faculty Support Manager to make ensure students are full supported during live sessions coordinate with Faculty Support to ensure all live sessions are monitored
  • Work closely with University partners on smaller scaled program
  • Assist in development and implementation of qualitative and quantitative accountability measures to provide visibility into the team’s activities and used to identify, track and implement ongoing improvement projects
  • Oversees and helps performs the day-to-day operations to ensure department functions are in accordance with university policies
  • Responsible for attaining management set student retention goals/ Develop and implement student retention programs
  • Ensure consistent operation of department in accordance with all university policies
  • Art and Culture
Qualifications for college advisor
  • A consistent record of academic achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a college setting
  • Excellent communication, coordination, and problem-solving skills
  • A positive, creative attitude and consistent follow-through on assignments and agreements
  • A team player attitude with an ability to work effectively in diverse groups
  • Experience working with students ages 11 – 17 also desirable

College Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a college advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for college advisor
  • Identifies options for students to satisfy degree requirements
  • Assist with student Arrival and Departure, arranging for transportation and accompanying students to/from airport
  • Assist with Orientation for EducationUSA Academy students
  • When assigned as on-duty RA, be available in residence hall to immediately address student needs
  • Chaperone all EducationUSA Academy social events and off-campus excursions (day, evening, weekends as scheduled)
  • As TA for EducationUSA Academy, provide classroom support to faculty
  • Advise on customer specifications for some delivery of custom content
  • Advises graduate students to help them acclimate to the graduate program
  • Coordinates with Admissions staff to connect with admitted graduate students to ensure overall readiness
  • Coordinates with other departments to organize and conduct New Graduate Student Orientation
Qualifications for college advisor
  • A mature sense of responsibility, professionalism, and work ethic
  • Must be available for mandatory training before program begins
  • Knowledge of the Northwestern environment, preferably as a current matriculated student or CPP/NHSI/CTD alum
  • Previous experience working with high school students as an RA, camp counselor, tutor, or other capacity
  • Experience working with students ages 11–17
  • A strong sense of responsibility, professionalism, and level of maturity

College Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a college advisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for college advisor
  • Assist the TRIO TPSSS Director with all projects as identified
  • Serve as a supplemental advisor to TPSSS participants
  • Assist with developing, coordinating, and supervising workshops and programs to provide services to the TPSSS participants
  • Supervise and work with peer mentors in support of the participants
  • Serve on committees as assigned by the TRIO TPSSS Director
  • Plan cultural and educational enrichment activities
  • Assist in the training of student employees and supervise them on cultural event trips, at workshops
  • Assist with grant writing and performance reporting
  • Participate in TRIO organizations, conferences, professional development, and on TRIO committees
  • Responsible to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate Early College Program(s) throughout northeast Indiana
Qualifications for college advisor
  • Team player with an ability to work effectively with a diverse student body and staff
  • Completed two years of college by June 2017 (rising juniors or seniors)
  • Experience working in international contexts or with international students
  • Attended or planning to attend a study aboard program
  • Experience teaching or taking English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses
  • Bi- or multi-lingual, with international travel or living abroad experience

College Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of college advisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for college advisor
  • Trains high school personnel in College and Early College HS policies and procedures, including applicable college departments
  • Addresses and resolves concerns for program participants/students, faculty, College departments, and Early College high schools
  • Participate in Early College Events at area high schools when related to Early College and Dual Credit, or as needed
  • Cultivate relationships throughout northeast Indiana including within the area high schools, middle schools and college
  • Develops and delivers large and small group presentations to assigned high schools, including student/parent information nights, orientation nights, and community presentations
  • Develops and implements comprehensive college and career education program in collaboration with school-based staff and the Supervisor of CTE
  • Serves as a liaison to Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WANIC)
  • Collaborates with the Student Enrollment Office for registration and orientation for students enrolled in WANIC
  • Collaborates with Special Education, Gifted Services, Language Acquisition and other departments to ensure support of and compliance with individual educational needs as required by Board Policy and Procedures, state and federal law
  • Serves as an active participant of building-based applicable teams
Qualifications for college advisor
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and ability to motivate others
  • Identify alumni who desire to transfer to four-year institutions and advise alumni on college transferring by providing group workshops and/or individualized assistance, guidance regarding matriculation agreements
  • Educate caseload on personal finance (money management, budgeting, building credit, ) and/or connect with local resources
  • Maintain regular communication
  • Demonstrates a high proficiency with Microsoft Office and has previous experience utilizing a database, Salesforce
  • Experience of working within a healthcare environment preferable

College Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of college advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for college advisor
  • Provides support for students that includes career counseling, navigation through the college application process, pursuit of post-secondary career opportunities and the development of portfolios and application materials (High School and Beyond Plan)
  • Organizes and facilitates post-secondary visits from colleges, universities and other institutions or organizations aligned with the District’s Instructional Initiatives
  • Conducts meetings, workshops and trainings for students, staff, parents/guardians, and/or community members related to the scope of duties of the position
  • Provides logistical support for field trips and other activities involving prospective and current CTE students and programs
  • Meets regularly with school-based staff, such as counselors, graduation success coaches, and others, who focus on supporting students with a focus on 100% graduation rate
  • Provides oversight of the Learning Centers to initiate engagement of students in College and Career readiness skills
  • Utilizes available technology, monitors academic progress of students toward degree and/or certificate completion
  • Interprets and explains college and District policies and procedures
  • Assists in recruitment of potential students by advising them of general academic requirements for specific degree/certificate program
  • Collaborate with guidance counselors to address student needs/issues when appropriate
Qualifications for college advisor
  • An understanding of business planning processes desirable
  • Must be able to deal with customers confidently in a variety of situations demonstrations, presentations and ward visits
  • Ability to have or develop negotiation and interpersonal skills to handle a range of customer contracts
  • Knowledge and understanding of current NHS & Private Hospital sector dynamics in the UK along with community nursing homes and hospices desirable
  • Experience in wound care desirable
  • Knowledge of ArjoHuntleigh products will be a distinct advantage

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