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Academic Advisor & Orientation Coordinator

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Academic Advising


Nevada State College

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Position Description
This position will provide high quality, pro-active advising support to first and second year students while also coordinating the mechanics of academic probation initiatives. This position will coordinate and execute all aspects of the New Student Orientation program and the Online Orientation program and the Academic Planners. This role will be required to manage advising data for future reporting. This position will work in the Academic Advising Center, who as a team will support Complete College America goals, develop campus partnerships, and serve as a liaison to NSC departments and schools. This position should have an entrepreneurial spirit-collaborating on ideas and systems to improve advising methods as the College grows. This position will also a collaborative team member helping to develop and deliver advising materials and workshops to students.

Provide academic advising to students under 60 credits in disciplines assigned by Director of Student Academic Support Services Initiate contact with new admits to inform them of the upcoming orientation dates, placement scores and registration. Support 60+ faculty advisor inquiries or requests for information/training. Facilitate walk-in advising on assigned days.Communicate with students via in-person appointments, telephone calls, and email. Assess the student’s stage of development and promote their growth through the analysis of options and realistic/attainable academic and career goals.Identify options for students to satisfy degree requirements and recommend a program of study to assist in completion. Act as a liaison to campus departments and give students resources to complete procedures on campus such as (but not limited to): academic petitions, financial aid petitions, registration, withdrawal, major change, and student information updates. Audit and report errors in student Degree Audit Reports to the Associate Registrar. Coordinate with various offices like Registrar’s, Placement, Admissions, and Deans on aspects of the Orientation programs. Maintain and coordinate contacts with outside vendors for all aspects of orientation. Update and maintain accuracy of the online orientation program and academic planners. Maintain all advising data and provide reports to the Director of Student Academic Support Services and/or Provost as required.

Institution Information
Having celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012, Nevada State College is the first and only four year institution in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, NSC emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. Enrollment has grown from 176 students in 2002 to over 3400 students in FY2013. Nevada State College offers competitive salaries BOQ, plus excellent benefits, including 13.25% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and a choice between two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts. We are seeking committed individuals, who care deeply about higher education and student customer service, to work alongside dedicated executives, managers, staff and faculty in a highly collegial environment. Our staff members enjoy the rare opportunity to shape the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada.

Application Process 

Contact Information
Adeste Sipin


Required Qualifications
2-4 years of experience in Academic Advising, counseling, or related field
Bachelor’s degree
Effective written and oral communication skills and proven interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment while effectively managing multiple priorities and deadlines
Ability to thrive in a high-paced and dynamic environment
Demonstrated coordination, planning and organizational skills; attention to detail and creativity
Previous experience coordinating orientation programs and event planning 

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree
5+ years of experience in Academic Advising, counseling, or related field
Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and student information systems. PeopleSoft, databases, and advising management preferred
Proven experience creating advising tools and methods, developing and conducting workshops preferred
General knowledge of college admissions and financial aid preferred
Social media and/or website maintenance using a content management system preferred