Under the direct supervision of the President or designee the Student Advisor & Mentor is responsible for providing academic and career advisement, tracking and providing support for students.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Provide retention strategies to retain students from entry to graduation.
2. Assist students in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to graduation.
3. Assist students with logistics of registering for classes and assistance in developing and modifying degree educational plans.
4. Assist students with developing a graduation plan including, but not limited to, registration and withdrawal dates and any other deadlines.
5. Assist and support students with any applications, including, but not limited to, FAFSA, HESAA and CCOG.
6. Inform students about alternatives, limitations and possible consequences of academic decisions (e.g. adding, dropping and withdrawing from courses; change of program, major and/or transfer institution).
7. Provide guidance to students on information about the college including available programs and student resources.
8. Research and provide career advisement to support students.
9. Interpret college policies to inform students of program requirements, policies and regulations.
10. Collaborate with departments/divisions, faculty and other staff to resolve student issues.
11. Provide information and guidance for individual test scores or multiple measures relative to appropriate placement into coursework.
12. Provide early intervention by creating an action plan for academically at-risk students.
13. Make necessary referrals for tutoring, crisis counseling, and student support services.
14. Participate in professional development opportunities.
15. Maintain strict confidentiality and security of student and staff records.
16. Prepare routine, special and ancillary reports as required.
17. Perform other related duties as required.
1. Bachelor's degree.
2. Proficiency in the use of related computer systems and software applications, including Microsoft Office.
3. Ability to prioritize assignments, be detail oriented and exercise good judgment.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills.
5. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
6. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
7. Ability to maintain a good record of attendance and punctuality.
1. Bachelor's degree in related area.
2. Experience working with students in student services or advisement.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of computerized record maintenance and management, preferably the Banner System.
Internal Number: 2515
About Essex County College
Essex County College is an open-door public access community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning opportunities at a very affordable cost. The College is open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. We take pride in the richness of our diversity and our nurturing atmosphere, which encourages students who might not otherwise aspire to higher education to enroll and excel.