Student Services Advisor/Accessibility and Disability Coordinator
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Location: Pipestone, Minnesota
Internal Number: 1640
Location: Jackson Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Unlimited
The Student Services 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.
DUTIES & RESPONSILBITIES:
Provide advising services to current and returning students to ensure students are served.
Plan, organize, and implement new in person and virtual student registration and college enrollment activities, orienting prospective and current students to the College.
Lead new student registration and orientation activities to ensure that all students receive accurate information
Functions as the college-widecoordinator of the office of accessibility and disability services. Collects appropriate documentation including assisting completion of accommodation plans; tracks and reviews reasonable accommodations for students each semester; ensures an inclusive and equitable environment for students; reports disability activities in ISRS for state reporting purposes
Track and report on advisees' academic progress, identify at-risk students and develop and implement academic recovery plans and retention strategies to ensure student retention and successful completion of their academic programs.
Collaborate with academic deans and regional industry partners to provide outreach that supportsupscaling credentialing opportunities of incumbent workers and workforce.
Engage students and campus community to support events, activities, and initiatives that promote and foster an environment of access, equity, and inclusion.
Perform other duties as assigned, including committees or special projects work and ongoing professional development, to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of the college as a viable business partner.
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.
Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
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 Colleges and Universities 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 is available for employees and dependents.
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.