Advisor I, Academic

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Fort Lupton, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime

Are you a current Aims Employee or Student Worker? If so, we need you to apply through your Workday account.

Instructions for Aims Applicants:

Please close this window and log into your Workday account. Apply by using the "Career" application on your home page. If you're a student worker please use "Find Student Jobs" under the "Career" application to apply.

Instructions for all Applicants:

In order to be considered please provide a thorough and complete application.


  • Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We evaluate your experience based on this information.

  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • Please make sure you state whether work experience (aka work history) is part time or full time employment (full time is 40 or more hours per week).
 

Be sure to upload all the required documents listed at the bottom of the Job Description. This can be uploaded as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section.  If there are missing documents, your incomplete application will not be considered.

Upon hire, all positions at Aims Community College require a criminal background check, and may require a MVR, and/or drug screen. Keep in mind, a conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being employed. The nature of a conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

Job Description:

The Academic Advisor works directly with students at the Ft. Lupton campus to provide academic advising, initial career planning, and retention services designed to keep students enrolled in college and help them achieve their educational goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Special Population Advising (Percent of Time 25%)

  • Provide specialized academic advising to students on an ongoing basis for special
  • population students such as probation/suspension, under 16, concurrent enrollment VA
  • students, demographically traditionally underserved students.
  • Assist students in creating academic plans including courses and combinations of courses that reflect unique needs of special population students.
  • Complete specialized paperwork with students and parents when applicable. Explain
  • applicable policies and procedures to students. Refer students to other offices on campus such as High School Programs and Financial Aid.
  • Refer students to support resources on and off campus

Pathway Advising and Case Management (Percent of Time 60%)

  • Provide academic advising, case management, and success coaching services to students on an on-going basis.
  • Advise students regarding academic interests, college offerings, and academic requirements for their selected programs of study.
  • Assist students in selecting courses and combinations of courses that reflect individual interests and academic preparedness.
  • Interpret multiple measures of assessment and assist students through a directed self-placement discussion to facilitate completion of gateway courses in English, math and their selected program of study.
  • Utilize resources (paper and electronic) such as transfer guides and career exploration tools, to assist students in course selection and aligning their program of study to career goals.
  • Instruct students how to use other institutions’ transfer guides and plan for successful transfer.
  • Explain financial aid processes and connect students to appropriate resources (e.g., FAFSA forms and scholarship options).
  • Assist students with the financial aid credit limit and probation appeals.
  • Engage in the career planning process by explaining the connection between majors, interests/abilities, and career goals.
  • Keep accurate log notes in college system of record that reflects the discussion and essential information conveyed to students by adhering to ethical standards of practice.
  • Refer students to appropriate resources on and off campus based upon their needs and course selection.
  • Assist students with the creation of a start to finish academic plan.
  • Inform and assist students with college processes and policies.
  • Input and retrieve information from integrated databases (Banner, Heiberg, Workday).
  • Create and facilitate regular outgoing communication with caseload of students; tailoring communication as needed to specific populations within the caseload.
  • Maintain currency on advising information by attending meetings and conferences and reading various materials.
  • Respond within 24 hours to student requests, phone calls and e-mail inquiries.
  • Coach students through problem solving, goal setting, and other success skills related to their academic, life, and career goals.
  • Participation and contribution to developing emerging student retention models based in
  • National best practices.
  • Contact and meet with students identified by faculty to determine causes of academic performance below evaluation expectations
  • monitor student academic progress and follow-up with at risk students; and provide training for new advisors as assigned
  • Participation and contribution to developing emerging student retention models based in national best practices.

College Committees and Departmental Project Support (Percent of Time: 15%)

  • Participate on college committees with supervisor permission to represent advising and advocate for students.
  • Collaborate to increase college, division, and departmental effectiveness and efficiencies to improve student services.
  • Work on departmental projects as requested by supervisor to update, improve, and innovate departmental practices and services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a part/full-time basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from a regionally accredited college and 1 year of professional experience in Student Affairs functional areas.
  • Knowledge of college student services such as financial aid, admissions, registration, student life.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and computer-based student information systems.
  • Possess effective decision making and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership, Student Affairs Leadership, or Counseling and two years experience in Student Affairs functional area.
  • Experience advising in higher education.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Please be prepared to submit the following:


  • Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements,

  • Resume,

  • Diversity Statement (your personal statement on diversity),

  • Transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts will be required if hired.


Please Note: All required documents can be uploaded in the “my experience” section of the application under Required Documents. ​​

Minimum Payment Amount:

$42,741.00

The hiring range for full-time positions is based on qualifications, experience and internal equity and one can earn up to 5% above the minimum salary stated in the job posting. Employees in these positions may be asked to participate in temporary assignments lasting less than 6 months (such as curriculum development, short term projects, meetings and substitute duties) which could amount to additional temporary pay.

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Included with Aims Full-time Employment is a generous package of Benefits, most are listed below:

  • Benefits are effective immediately
  • 100% employer provided medical & dental coverage employees (employee only option)
  • 85% employer provided medical & dental coverage for employee's spouse and/or family
  • Voluntary vision insurance
  • Staff Annual Leave (minimum accrual of 15 days) & Sick (minimum accrual of 12 days)
  • 17 paid holidays and 3 personal days each year
  • Summer schedule: 4 day work week - Fridays Off
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums  
  • Tuition waiver & reimbursement for employees
  • Tuition waiver for dependents
  • PERA employer (see www.copera.org for comprehensive benefits) 
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Free parking on all campuses

Part-time employees also receive some benefits depending on the number of hours worked.

  • Tuition waiver for employee on Aims courses
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Aims Discount program
  • Free parking on all campuses
  • PERA employer (see www.copera.org for comprehensive benefits) 
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available

Screening/Selection:

If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.
Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.

Please be prepared to submit the following, if required:

• Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements
• Resume
• Diversity Statement; see below  
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only)
• Copy of Transcripts for all positions. Official transcripts will be required if hired for all Full Time positions

Diversity Statement Instructions

Aims Community College recognizes and celebrates diversity within our students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to equity and inclusion to improve the learning experiences of all students and the working conditions of all employees.

  • In your diversity statement, please provide your interpretation of what it means to serve a diverse community and work in an inclusive environment.

  • Please include specific examples for how your background, education, and/or professional experience have prepared you to fulfill those responsibilities in this position.

  • As you consider what to put in your statement, please note Aims Community College is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, or any other protected class.

Faculty:  Must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators (www.aice-eval.org ) lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

If you are a current Aims Community College Faculty and have transcripts on file, then a new official copy is not required.
Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or veteran's status.  All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted and become the property of Aims Community College. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews. The goal of Aims Community College is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired, you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.



Are you a current Aims Employee or Student Worker? If so, we need you to apply through your Workday account.

Instructions for Aims Applicants:

Please close this window and log into your Workday account. Apply by using the "Career" application on your home page. If you're a student worker please use "Find Student Jobs" under the "Career" application to apply.

Instructions for all Applicants:

In order to be considered please provide a thorough and complete application.


  • Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We evaluate your experience based on this information.

  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • Please make sure you state whether work experience (aka work history) is part time or full time employment (full time is 40 or more hours per week).
 

Be sure to upload all the required documents listed at the bottom of the Job Description. This can be uploaded as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section.  If there are missing documents, your incomplete application will not be considered.

Upon hire, all positions at Aims Community College require a criminal background check, and may require a MVR, and/or drug screen. Keep in mind, a conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being employed. The nature of a conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

Job Description:

The Academic Advisor works directly with students at the Ft. Lupton campus to provide academic advising, initial career planning, and retention services designed to keep students enrolled in college and help them achieve their educational goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Special Population Advising (Percent of Time 25%)

  • Provide specialized academic advising to students on an ongoing basis for special
  • population students such as probation/suspension, under 16, concurrent enrollment VA
  • students, demographically traditionally underserved students.
  • Assist students in creating academic plans including courses and combinations of courses that reflect unique needs of special population students.
  • Complete specialized paperwork with students and parents when applicable. Explain
  • applicable policies and procedures to students. Refer students to other offices on campus such as High School Programs and Financial Aid.
  • Refer students to support resources on and off campus

Pathway Advising and Case Management (Percent of Time 60%)

  • Provide academic advising, case management, and success coaching services to students on an on-going basis.
  • Advise students regarding academic interests, college offerings, and academic requirements for their selected programs of study.
  • Assist students in selecting courses and combinations of courses that reflect individual interests and academic preparedness.
  • Interpret multiple measures of assessment and assist students through a directed self-placement discussion to facilitate completion of gateway courses in English, math and their selected program of study.
  • Utilize resources (paper and electronic) such as transfer guides and career exploration tools, to assist students in course selection and aligning their program of study to career goals.
  • Instruct students how to use other institutions’ transfer guides and plan for successful transfer.
  • Explain financial aid processes and connect students to appropriate resources (e.g., FAFSA forms and scholarship options).
  • Assist students with the financial aid credit limit and probation appeals.
  • Engage in the career planning process by explaining the connection between majors, interests/abilities, and career goals.
  • Keep accurate log notes in college system of record that reflects the discussion and essential information conveyed to students by adhering to ethical standards of practice.
  • Refer students to appropriate resources on and off campus based upon their needs and course selection.
  • Assist students with the creation of a start to finish academic plan.
  • Inform and assist students with college processes and policies.
  • Input and retrieve information from integrated databases (Banner, Heiberg, Workday).
  • Create and facilitate regular outgoing communication with caseload of students; tailoring communication as needed to specific populations within the caseload.
  • Maintain currency on advising information by attending meetings and conferences and reading various materials.
  • Respond within 24 hours to student requests, phone calls and e-mail inquiries.
  • Coach students through problem solving, goal setting, and other success skills related to their academic, life, and career goals.
  • Participation and contribution to developing emerging student retention models based in
  • National best practices.
  • Contact and meet with students identified by faculty to determine causes of academic performance below evaluation expectations
  • monitor student academic progress and follow-up with at risk students; and provide training for new advisors as assigned
  • Participation and contribution to developing emerging student retention models based in national best practices.

College Committees and Departmental Project Support (Percent of Time: 15%)

  • Participate on college committees with supervisor permission to represent advising and advocate for students.
  • Collaborate to increase college, division, and departmental effectiveness and efficiencies to improve student services.
  • Work on departmental projects as requested by supervisor to update, improve, and innovate departmental practices and services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a part/full-time basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from a regionally accredited college and 1 year of professional experience in Student Affairs functional areas.
  • Knowledge of college student services such as financial aid, admissions, registration, student life.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and computer-based student information systems.
  • Possess effective decision making and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership, Student Affairs Leadership, or Counseling and two years experience in Student Affairs functional area.
  • Experience advising in higher education.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Please be prepared to submit the following:


  • Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements,

  • Resume,

  • Diversity Statement (your personal statement on diversity),

  • Transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts will be required if hired.


Please Note: All required documents can be uploaded in the “my experience” section of the application under Required Documents. ​​

Minimum Payment Amount:

$42,741.00

The hiring range for full-time positions is based on qualifications, experience and internal equity and one can earn up to 5% above the minimum salary stated in the job posting. Employees in these positions may be asked to participate in temporary assignments lasting less than 6 months (such as curriculum development, short term projects, meetings and substitute duties) which could amount to additional temporary pay.

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Included with Aims Full-time Employment is a generous package of Benefits, most are listed below:

  • Benefits are effective immediately
  • 100% employer provided medical & dental coverage employees (employee only option)
  • 85% employer provided medical & dental coverage for employee's spouse and/or family
  • Voluntary vision insurance
  • Staff Annual Leave (minimum accrual of 15 days) & Sick (minimum accrual of 12 days)
  • 17 paid holidays and 3 personal days each year
  • Summer schedule: 4 day work week - Fridays Off
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums  
  • Tuition waiver & reimbursement for employees
  • Tuition waiver for dependents
  • PERA employer (see www.copera.org for comprehensive benefits) 
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Free parking on all campuses

Part-time employees also receive some benefits depending on the number of hours worked.

  • Tuition waiver for employee on Aims courses
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Aims Discount program
  • Free parking on all campuses
  • PERA employer (see www.copera.org for comprehensive benefits) 
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available

Screening/Selection:

If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.
Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.

Please be prepared to submit the following, if required:

• Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements
• Resume
• Diversity Statement; see below  
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only)
• Copy of Transcripts for all positions. Official transcripts will be required if hired for all Full Time positions

Diversity Statement Instructions

Aims Community College recognizes and celebrates diversity within our students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to equity and inclusion to improve the learning experiences of all students and the working conditions of all employees.

  • In your diversity statement, please provide your interpretation of what it means to serve a diverse community and work in an inclusive environment.

  • Please include specific examples for how your background, education, and/or professional experience have prepared you to fulfill those responsibilities in this position.

  • As you consider what to put in your statement, please note Aims Community College is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, or any other protected class.

Faculty:  Must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators (www.aice-eval.org ) lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

If you are a current Aims Community College Faculty and have transcripts on file, then a new official copy is not required.
Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or veteran's status.  All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted and become the property of Aims Community College. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews. The goal of Aims Community College is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired, you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.


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