Job Positions

Academic Career Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Counseling and Advising


Cochise College

Date Posted:

Feb 14 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

The Academic Career Advisor is responsible for providing sound academic advising support to assist students in planning their educational career, learning skills necessary for academic success. Connecting students to campus resources and services in support of goal attainment. Note: Cochise College requires a post offer, pre-employment background screening of all employees. Position is open until filled with applications reviewed upon receipt.


  • Within the scope of College policies and procedures, this position:
  • Provides comprehensive academic and career planning services to students using effective communication techniques with various modes of technology and encouraging and guiding students to define and develop realistic goals
  • Participates in ongoing departmental training and cross-training activities to ensure an understanding of the colleges programs, curriculum, graduation requirements, policies, and procedures, and resources and services available to students, coordinating with staff in the areas of financial aid, registration and admission, and other enrollment management services
  • Collaborates with college recruiters and department staff on new student orientation and first year experience activities and conducts workshops on topics in support of student success for all students, including topics such as stress management, study skills, managing test anxiety, etc.
  • Engages students in academic and career planning assessments, interprets results, and assists student in developing an educational plan that leads to student success and completion
  • Participates in college committees and task forces as required and works with faculty and academic staff to develop student-focused processes and assists in the development of goals and objectives for the department
  • Provides crisis intervention support and refers students to community agencies for personal counseling as needed; counsels students on academic lack-of-progress probation/suspension
  • Supports the college's early alert program and other related retention initiatives and collaborates with college faculty and staff to facilitate student success, retention, and persistence

Performs related duties as assigned General Expectations: Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.

Application Process

Institution Information

Located in scenic southeastern Arizona, our residents enjoy some of the best year round weather in the nation. With two campuses and four centers we serve an average of 5,000 students each semester. Cochise College has been recognized nationally for its cost, return on investment and high success rates. Cochise College offers a comprehensive benefits package to include membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, and more!

Additional Information


Contact Information

Jennifer Graeme, Director of Talent Management


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in counseling or a related field, from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education
  • Three years higher education system experience preferably to include two years in assessment, academic advising, recruitment and career interest assessment/advising
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of current technologies and word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office applications, Banner and DegreeWorks
  • Knowledge of academic and/or career advising techniques
  • Knowledge of diagnostic tests used to assess preparation for college study Knowledge of tools used for student interest and personality type and the ability to interpret results of such tools to assist students in making sound decisions
  • Knowledge of the proper operation of and the ability to use personal computers and standard office equipment
  • Skill in evaluating a student's academic interests and desires to formulate a plan designed to assist the student in achievement of specified goals
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner
  • 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 an attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions and take appropriate action, resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other department staff, students and the public
  • Ability to read and interpret policies related to academic programs and student requirements for participation in various programs

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education