Academic Advisor

Blinn College
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$43,028
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Ref info:N/A
Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor – Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Position Information

Requisition Number 2023002P

Position Title Academic Advisor Salary Range $43,028 yr + experience DBM Rating C41 Job Type Full Time Job Category Professional/Staff Anticipated Start Date 02/15/2023 Campus Brenham Application Deadline Extended Open Deadline FLSA Exempt Security Sensitive? Yes Work Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some nights

Position Summary Information


The position's primary duty is to provide academic advising to students. Academic advising includes individual and small group educational planning. This will include but not be limited to student success, providing assistance in career planning, planning for academic transfer, and/or completion of an Associates degree. It will include working with specific special populations of students across the Blinn College campus and all majors.

Required Quals Summary

Bachelor's Degree, 1-2 years related working experience.

Special Notes To Applicants

This is a 12 month, benefits eligible position. Blinn College pays 100% of health insurance for full time employees, 50% for dependents, and two times your annual salary in life insurance benefits. Optional coverages can begin on your first active duty date. If you would like to review insurance benefits in advance, you can access the New Employee Benefits Guide online, https:// www. NEBG-HE.pdf Leave time includes 96 hours vacation, 40 hours discretionary and 16 hours personal each year and 8 hours sick each month. Paid leave for college designated holiday's, spring break, Thanksgiving and Christmas break (approx. 25 days per year)

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Position Details

Principal Accountabilities

Principal Accountabilities

Assist prospective and currently enrolled students with identifying their educational and career goals and developing an educational plan of academic courses to achieve their intended educational goal.

Principal Accountabilities

Assist prospective and currently enrolled students with identifying their educational and career goals to the extent that the student can develop an educational plan to achieve their goal. Provide students with the resources and support to succeed in obtaining the education and training that will help them reach their educational goals.

Principal Accountabilities

Review degree plans and advise students with academic, developmental, and probationary concerns. Be a liaison to college departments and off campus resources. Maintain accurate record of student interactions.

Principal Accountabilities

Work with assigned and specific groups of students including athletes and other identified special populations.

Principal Accountabilities

Work collaboratively with other advisors and staff in developing specialized programs for students' academic development. Serve as a resource for faculty and part-time advisors on office procedures and academic advising related matters.

Principal Accountabilities

Assist with New Student Registrations, Engineering Academy Advising Days and other registration activities as well as student services activities, as needed.

Principal Accountabilities

Interact with parents and guardians of students while ensuring that the students FERPA rights are protected.

Principal Accountabilities

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Qualifications

1-2 years related experience

Minimum Competencies

Minimum Competencies

  • Ability to travel to all Blinn College locations, as needed
  • Attend required and/or necessary software, state and federal trainings for updates.
  • Strong analytical and organization skills combined with careful attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented, team player.
  • Computer literacy and ability to learn proprietary software
  • Experience with virtual meetings using TEAMS and Zoom.
  • Experience with Office products (Word, Excel)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and complex long- and short-range concurrent planning.
  • Strong commitment to quality customer service.
  • Ability to work overtime during peak activity periods.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of college records and student information.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's degree in a related or academic discipline.

    Preferred Qualifications

    3 years' experience in higher education.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Advising experience at the college level.

    Preferred Competencies

    Preferred Competencies

    Experience with Banner, Degree works, and other Ellucian products

    Preferred Competencies

    Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel and other office suites.

    Working Conditions

    Are there particular working conditions associated with this job that should be noted (I.E., working environment, hours of work, workspace, etc.)? Yes

    If 'Yes', please explain

    The Office of Academic Advising is expected to remain open during the office hours as posted on the Blinn College website of Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. On occasion student advising may exceed the normal work hours and the Academic Advisor is expected to remain on the premise until the student(s) is finished with their advising session.

    In addition, the Office of Academic Advising hosts different Student Service events which may take place after hours and/or on a Saturday which is considered a non-work day. Staff members of Academic Advising may be asked to work after hours and on a non-work day.

    Physical and Mental Requirements

    Physical and Mental Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15 to 44 lbs., Moderate carrying, 15 to 44 lbs., Reaching above shoulder, Walking, Standing, Sitting, Operating office equipment, Operating motor vehicle, Seeing, Hearing (with aid), Writing, Counting, Reading, Telling time, Hearing (without aid)

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    Environmental Requirements

    Environmental Requirements: Travel by car (enter percentage of time in below field), Outside, Inside, Working closely with other

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    Car – 5% Plane – 1%

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How many years of related work experience do you have?
  • None
  • 1-2 years
  • 2 -3 years
  • 3 - 4 years
  • 5 + years
  • What is your Advising philosophy?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have college academic advising experience?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please explain your knowledge of academic advising, testing, admission requirements, admission deadlines, and transfer requirements.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you know the meaning of FERPA?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Have you worked in a position that involved service to customers? Please answer yes or no. If yes,please explain that experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you able to work occasionally after 5:00 p.m. to full fill job duties? Are you able to work occasionally on weekends for advising or student services events?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Advertisement (specify in next question below)
  • Blinn Website
  • Blinn Employee
  • Internet Site (specify in next question below)
  • Indeed
  • Higher Ed Jobs
  • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • TACC - Texas Association of Community Colleges
  • Other (specify in next question below)
  • If in the previous question you selected "Advertisement", "Internet Site", or "Other", please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • To be eligible for employment in the U.S. and at Blinn College, will you now or in the future require Blinn College to commence ("sponsor") an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called "sponsorship" for an employment-based visa status.
  • Yes, I will now or in the future need H-1B visa sponsorship
  • No, I will not need sponsorship now or in the future for an H-1B visa
  • Please choose all that apply below. If you answer yes to any below, please upload a copy of your DD214 or DD1300 in the optional documents section. For definition of claiming veteran's employment preference please see the following website:https:// www.
  • Yes, I am a veteran
  • Yes, I am a veteran's surviving spouse who has not remarried
  • Yes, I am an orphan of a veteran who was killed while on active duty.
  • Yes, I am claiming veteran's employment preference.
  • No, to all the above
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1
  • Other Document 1
  • Other Document 2
  • DD214 (required for Veteran's or Veteran's preference)
  • DD1300 (required for orphan's or surviving spouse)
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