Academic and Resource Advisor
Company: Fox Valley Technical College
Posted on: May 3, 2021
partner with instructional faculty across disciplines, student
services personnel and resources, college leaders and community
resources to develop and implement retention strategies.
Collaborate and manage the development and delivery of services
directed at transitioning and retaining students at risk for
successfully completing their program. Assess and identify barriers
that impede academic success and coordinate any other institutional
resources necessary for students’ academic success and degree
completion. Partner with Counselors, Admissions Specialists,
Diversity and Inclusion Services, Educational Support Services, and
academic departments to ensure that district-wide retention
services are provided to students. Identify external resources for
referral to serve students and enhance opportunities for
Valley Technical College celebrates diversity, supports equity and
inclusiveness, and encourages individual expression in our
and coordinate with counselors and program faculty to develop and
implement programs and strategies to increase the retention of
program students. Ensure implementation and follow-up with
- Lead and
partner with appropriate college departments to develop, implement
and manage retention services with appropriate college
- Analyze data
and identify students at risk for persisting and completing their
program. Contact and communicate with students who are at risk for
not completing courses and/or programs.
supportive services (i.e. case management); advise potential at
risk students with identifying obstacles and barriers that may
interfere with their educational goals. Help students explore
options for overcoming these anticipated obstacles and/or barriers,
including providing appropriate referrals to college and community
resources, assisting with resolving questions and concerns on
academic policies, procedures and standards, and educating students
on how to use the appropriate College resources to accomplish
- Coordinate and
assist with activities at the Oshkosh Campus and in the regional
centers in cooperation with Counseling & Advising Services and the
Regional Center Operation Managers.
program planning information to students regarding programs of
study, program and course content, course selection, prerequisites,
recommended credit load, advanced standing process, registration
- Plan and
facilitate new student registrations for students in collaboration
with Enrollment Services, Counseling & Advising Services, career
and program staff and faculty.
- Participate in
team activities related to operational planning, scheduling and
document daily activities in PeopleSoft and/or appropriate tool for
- Assess and
quantify the outcome of programs and strategies developed for
student retention and success, evaluate personnel and college
resources involved in process and provide recommendations and
- Participate as
requested in meetings and planning relative to short-term and long
term planning on student retention and success.
assessment (ACCUPLACER) interpretations and referrals for
remediation and educational support services.
- Develop and
manage federal and/or state grant activities for at risk
relationships with external agency representatives to support at
risk students in attaining community-based services.
Degree in a related field (Psychology, Student Development, etc.)
- A minimum of
two years of recent, related experience which includes
responsibility for working with students in providing advising
and/or guidance in a college educational or transitional program,
experience working with and leading faculty and counselors in
assisting students in developing personal plans (establish career,
educational, and/or employment objectives and steps/services needed
to accomplish), OR
- An equivalent
combination of related education, training, and
experience with developing and using collaborative relationships
and to identify and engage necessary resources to facilitate the
accomplishment of work goals required.
experience in working with a diverse student population
- Knowledge and
experience regarding the needs of students with multiple
educational barriers is required.
- Ability to
assess outcomes, quantify results and prepare reports.
with PeopleSoft Student Administration is strongly
- Ability to
obtain information and identify key issues and relationships
relevant to achieving goals; managing a course of action to
accomplish the identified goals.
- Ability to use
appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance
of ideas of plans.
skill in providing students with entrance and transition guidance
and direction in an educational or transitional
and the ability to perform in a quickly changing
to work with diverse student, staff, and community
- Ability to
work effectively with administrators, faculty, support staff,
students, employers, and business/ community leaders.
- Experience in
service development, with emphasis on customer service.
- Commitment to
customer service, continuous improvement, student learning and
success record in team-based operations and management.
leadership skills and the ability to create a foster a team
environment for staff.
403B and 457 Retirement Plans, Bereavement Leave, Campus Care
Clinic, Dental Insurance, Emergency Leave, Employee Assistance
Program, Flexible Spending Account, Full Time Benefit Package,
Group Legal Benefits, Health Insurance or if applicable Cash Option
Plan, Health Savings Account, Long Term Disability Insurance,
On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus, Paid Holidays,
Paid Vacation, Pet Health Insurance, Short Term Disability
Insurance, Sick Leave, Spousal and Child Life Insurance,
Supplemental Employee Life Insurance, Term Life & AD&D
Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance, Voluntary
Accident Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance, Voluntary
Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Wellness Program, Wisconsin
Retirement System Pension Benefit (plan eligibility requirements
This position may
temporarily be split between working on-site and remote due to
COVID-19. It is the expectation that all employees comply and
cooperate with the College’s emergency action plan and any rapidly
changing protocols, as well any applicable government orders
affecting the College’s operations. This includes adhering to
safety protocols and using face coverings and personal protective
equipment as applicable.
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