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Institution: Houston Community College
Location: Houston, Texas
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Admin-Academic Advising
Posted: September 27, 2013
Type: 1
Application Due: Open until filled
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Position Information
Posting Revisions (if any)
Special Comments More than (1) candidate may be selected from this one posting.

Please read each Job Requisition/ Job Posting before applying to each position.
Job Requisition Number 004205
Internal Posting Only Open to all Internal and External applicants
Job Title
(Job Title as shown on the Job Description) Advisor
Job Code
(The job code is listed on the Job Description) M0263
Position Number
(Position Number to be filled in by Budget Position Control or HR)
Position Number
(Position Number to be filled in by Budget Position Control or HR)
Job Type Full-Time
Restricted Funding (Contingent upon continuation of funding) N/A
Job Category Administrative/Staff
Faculty Contract Length (i.e. number of paid working months for position) Other
College System
Department Name System: Student Services Initiatives; EBC
Location 3100 Main St
Job Open Date 09-26-2013
Job Close Date 10-10-2013
Salary Plan PFT - Professional/Technical
Salary Grade P7
Starting Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Work Hours To be determined
Job Summary Advise prospective, new, and returning students of educational opportunities and requirements. Provide guidance with educational planning from prospective student through graduation. Assist students with the interpretation of policies and procedures to meet educational and career goals and objectives.
Reports To
(Title of individual) Advising Manager
Responsibilities Assist with pre-enrollment workshops and new student orientation.

Educate students of the steps necessary to complete certificate and degree program requirements through degree planning.

Teach students the skills to self-navigate to degree completion utilizing campus information, student on-line system, and campus resources.

Assist students in the acquisition, usage and evaluation of information including college guidelines, catalogs and on-line resources.

Provide career advisement such as requirements for certain career fields, occupational opportunities with certain majors/workforce programs, etc.

Provide information regarding student life opportunities to include student activities and recreational sports. Inform students of the benefits (i.e. leadership skills, team building, and, civic engagement).

Advise students of appropriate course load, work load, prerequisites, and co-requisites.

Promote special programs and opportunities such as learning communities, bridge courses, honors program, service learning, etc.

Interpret admissions assessment scores and advise students of appropriate placement and coursework.

Advise students of appropriate course load, work load, prerequisites and co-requisites.
Assist faculty with the promotion of special programs and opportunities such as learning communities, bridge courses, honors programs, service learning, etc.

Inform students of procedures such as withdrawal, repeating coursework, advanced standing credit, graduation, etc.

Provide transfer planning to universities to include, joint admissions programs, articulation agreements, common course numbering system, and transfer plans.

Provide assistance to students, parents and community agencies with accurate up-to-date information, which will assist in making sound educational decisions.

Assist with recruitment activities to include arranging on-site college visits for parents and students.

Provide information and referrals to students needing services such as: tutoring, testing, career counseling, financial aid, disability services, etc.

Provide transfer information to universities to include joint admissions, programs, articulation agreements, common course numbering system, and transfer plans.

Assist in retention activities of college including Early-Alert and as team members within the Success Center.

Establish and maintain interdepartmental relationships with all student services and instructional programs.

May be responsible for a case load of students as defined by the college/program

Other duties may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Budgeting Authority No Response
Travel Required Minimal
Education Requirements Bachelor's degree required. NOTE: If you are using your college degree to qualify for this position, you must provide a photocopy of the transcript at the interview if your transcripts are not attached on line. For this position, please do not mail, fax, or bring to Human Resources any resumes, cover letters, portfolios or other un-requested materials. If you are selected for hire, an official transcript is required at that time. If you have any questions, you may contact Employment Services at (713) 718-8565.
Certification Requirements
Experience Requirements Prefer two (2) years work experience in post-secondary institution advising setting. NOTE: Part-time experience will be counted as half of full-time experience; for example, two (2) years of part-time experience will equal one (1) year of full-time experience.

Experience in a call center or fast paced customer service related environment is also preferable.

Experience with PeopleSoft a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Well organized, task-oriented and flexible

Must possess good interpersonal skills to perform successfully in a large multicultural environment

Ability to work flexible hours to include evenings and weekends
Computer Skills Requirements Proficient in the use of personal computers
Physical Ability Requirements
Security Sensitive Position
Special Instructions for Applying Multiple positions (exact/identical) may be filled from this posting

Candidates selected to fill a Regular Full-Time Staff Position shall serve a probationary period up to six (6) months from date of hire

Employees may be required to work hours outside normally scheduled hours when it is determined it best meets the needs of the College
Additional Credentialing Process Requirements Acceptable Evaluation Agencies of international transcripts for US equivalence are listed as follows:

Evaluators in Texas

Foreign Credential Services, Inc., Austin, TX
512-459-8428 phone
http://www.fcsa.biz/

Global Credential Evaluators, College Station, TX
979-690-8912 phone
http://www.gcevaluators.com

International Academic Credential Evaluators, Denton, TX
940-383-7498 phone
http://www.iacei.net

SDR Educational Consultants, Houston, TX
713-460-5344 phone
http://sdr.netfirms.com

SpanTran Educational Services, Inc., Houston, TX
713-266-8805 phone
http://www.spantran-edu.org

Evaluators Out of State

Career Consulting International, Sunrise, FL
800-771-4723 phone
http://www.thedegreepeople.com

Center for Applied Research Evaluation & Education,Anaheim, CA
714-237-9272 phone
http://www.iescaree.com

Education Evaluators International, Providence, RI
401-521-5340 phone
http://www.educei.com

Education International, Wellesley, MA
781-235-7425 phone
http://www.educationinternational.org

Educational Credential Evaluators, Milwaukee, WI
414-289-3400 phone
http://www.ece.org

International Education Research Foundation, Inc., Culver City, CA
310-258-9451 phone
http://www.ierf.org

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., Miami, FL
305-273-1616 phone
http://www.jsilny.com

World Education Services, Chicago, New York, Miami
800-937-3895 or 305-358-6688 phone
http://www.wes.org
south@wes.org

Evaluations from other agencies may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Transfer Office(713-718-8535).

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Criminal History Background Check Notification In accordance with HCC policies and procedures, effective September 1, 2005 all new hires (FT/PT) will be required to undergo a pre-employment Criminal History Background Check which may include verification of employment history of any and all personnel files, education/training records, character references; criminal arrests and conviction records; criminal and civil court records; birth records, citizenship records; vehicle registration records; and any other public records. A pre-employment Drug Test and/or Alcohol Test may also be required if the position has been designated a safety-sensitive position or as otherwise required by state and/or federal law.
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color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or disability.
Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.

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