The Academic Advisor provides academic, admissions, career, financial aid, and transfer advising services to prospective and current students at Minnesota West Community & Technical College to assist them in continuing their college progression. The advisor empowers students to achieve academic success and attain their goals by engaging them in a teaching and learning focused relationship, assisting them in the development of academic skills and connecting them with appropriate resources. Additionally, this position serves as the point person for Sexual Violence Prevention Training and Tracking.
Bachelor's degree in student personnel or related field.
Experience working with students from diverse and traditionally underserved backgrounds and with varied needs.
Knowledge of community resources sufficient to locate resources to address students, including counselors, housing, food, etc. services.
Knowledge of computer software applications and systems sufficient to enter data and create basic business correspondence, documents and training presentations.
Ability to assess students' needs and identify applicable resources.
Ability to interpret institutional, state and federal policies and regulations and translate them into advising procedures and processes.
Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with peers at other higher educational institutions sufficient to secure knowledge of applicable transfer issues and degree articulation agreements.
Ability to organize multiple tasks, initiate actions and work independent.
Communication skills, both oral and written in individual and group settings via phone or in person, sufficient to motivate students and influence behavior, change an opinion, or turn a situation around and work with colleagues in a cooperative and respectful manner.
Strong commitment to the value of education for all individuals.
Knowledgeable about Minnesota West C&TC academic programs, curriculum, student services, resources, policies and procedures sufficient to assist applicants and students in making sound career and educational decisions.
Demonstrated ability to learn new information quickly and to interpret information with attention to detail and accuracy including an ability to acquire and develop knowledge of relevant academic programs, policies, procedures and resources.
Demonstrated success providing developmental and intrusive advising services to students, including those who are struggling academically.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a student-centered, open-access community and technical college within the Minnesota State system. The college provides transfer, occupational and career programs, workforce training, educational outreach and life-long learning opportunities. The College is committed to accomplishing its mission: Dedicated to serving the varied educational needs of our diverse populations in affordable, accessible and supportive settings.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with five southwestern Minnesota campuses: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington and learning centers in Luverne and Marshall, Minnesota. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in more than 60 disciplines.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave. Tuition waiver for employees and dependents is also available.
Internal Number: 1540
About Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Minnesota West Community & Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with five southwestern Minnesota campuses: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington and centers in Fairmont, Luverne, Marshall, and Redwood Falls. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in more than 60 disciplines. The college has a long and proud history, 70+ years, of providing highly specialized technical and liberal arts/transfer majors to students from throughout the region. Our graduates are successful and can be found in area businesses and industries across southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa, South Dakota, and beyond.