Davie Academic & Student Life Advisor Engagement and Retention Coach
Davidson-Davie County Community College
Location: Thomasville, North Carolina
Higher Education Institution
Davidson-Davie Community College is an award-winning institution known for a commitment to excellence and student success. The College community is dedicated to providing a high quality education designed to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. To this end, the College celebrates the value of a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. The College’s faculty and staff are passionate about equity and our responsibility to work with each unique student to support them in successfully attaining their goals.
The College’s benefits and other resources make it possible to excel both professionally and personally. We are a dynamic community that supports and celebrates the success of all of its members. The future is here!
The Davie Academic & Student Life Advisor/Engagement and Retention Coach provides learning-centered academic advising and case management to assist students through a guided pathway experience that aligns with their life and career goals. The Advisor understands and articulates campus programs, policies, and procedures and helps students develop strategies to address academic persistence and completion. In addition, the Advisor connects students to campus activities and student engagement opportunities that enrich the Davie Campus experience.
The Advisor reports to the Director, Davie Student Services and has the following responsibilities:
Utilizes developmental, strength-based, and learning-centered advising approaches to provide comprehensive, culturally responsive, equitable, holistic, proactive advising to students.
Assists students in developing and navigating a comprehensive guided pathway from entry to completion to include engagement activities and an understanding of the various academic transfer and professional/technical programs and degrees/diplomas certificates options the college offers.
Assists students with creating comprehensive customized educational plans to include campus activities to ensure their success; monitors academic performance, and guides students to successful completion of their graduation requirements.
Assists students on academic warning, probation and suspension in identifying and understanding problems or concerns that affect academic achievement, provides appropriate interventions and supports achievement of academic success by referring students to institutional and/or community resources as appropriate.
Utilizes early alert technologies and strategies for outreach and to track academic progress.
Develops success plans to improve student retention, progression, and completion, including developing, delivering and sponsoring workshops, seminars, etc. on student success strategies.
Assists students with initial screenings for available support resources to meet student’s personal and financial need.
Participates in the development and implementation of new student enrollment and orientation sessions and in the development of advising materials, including e-advising services and processes that facilitate an efficient and effective advising system.
Facilitates the development, delivery, and notification of student activities and programs, including but not limited to co-curricular events and fitness center services, at the Davie Campus.
Works with Director, Davie Student Services to provide assistance to students with recruitment, admissions and financial aid processes.
Assists the Director, Davie Student Services in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes and program goals.
Communicates and collaborates regularly and effectively with faculty and staff throughout the College to remain knowledgeable about programs and services.
Engages in professional development activities, including but not limited to, memberships in professional organizations, workshops, academic department training sessions, and conferences, staying abreast of current academic advising approaches and resources.
Maintains sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.
Critically evaluates advising practices and College processes and provide ideas for improvement when needed
Actively participates in planning and decision-making for student success initiatives
Participates in campus committees and attends College and division events and meetings.
Supports the mission, vision, and values of the College
Performs other duties as assigned which support the purpose and initiatives of the College
Throughout the screening process, successful applicants will be evaluated on the demonstration of these qualities:
Knowledge of and experience implementing effective advising processes that impact student success and retention
Ability to assess individual needs and provide proactive, targeted support services
Ability to understand and interpret policies/procedures to make sound judgments and good decisions
Demonstrated ability to effectively and collegially work with others and develop and maintain relationships with diverse groups of people
Excellent written/oral communications
Knowledge of and experience using educational technology
Familiarity with and commitment to the mission and purpose of community college education
Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours and travel
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in higher education administration, student development, education or related field from an accredited institution or a Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of work experience providing academic or career advising
Work experience in higher education setting
Experience in developing and delivering student activities and programs
Experience understanding human behavior and its effect on decision-making
Experience understanding the effects of social, economic, and cultural background on motivation, as a source of empowerment and identity.
Davidson County Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. DCCC serves Davidson/Davie and adjoining counties with the main campus located on the border of Lexington and Thomasville, and the Davie campus located in Mocksville. We also have three satellite education centers in the area for students who find it convenient to study in a smaller environment. Davidson County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. (See Davidson County Community College website – www.davidsonccc.edu – Street Address: 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360-7385 – Post Office Address: P.O. Box 1287, Lexington, NC 27293-1287)Davidson County Community College’s mission is to develop minds, inspire imaginations, and prepare students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment.