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Thank you for your interest in employment at Pikes Peak Community College! Please view a list of current opportunities below.

Human Resource Services
PPCC.Employment@ppcc.edu
719.502.2600

Program Advisor

Apply now Tracking Code: 492343
Work Type: Full-time, Part-time
Categories: Administration, Professional and Technical (APT)
Salary: 3,467.97

Program Advisors exists to provide professional advising related to educational transfer, career, and employment decision-making, focusing on academic advising for Career & Technical Education (CTE) degrees and certificates and transfer degrees and courses of study on all regional campuses as needed. This position will also provide general academic advising to include support functions for college initiatives/programs related to student success. Program Advisors will manage and coordinate an assigned student caseload and collaborate with relevant departmental personnel to ensure appropriate educational planning to meet academic and career goals. All responsibilities are in support of student success as outlined in Pikes Peak Community College’s Strategic Plan.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated one year of  experience at a post-secondary/college level in academic advising, community workforce development services, career advising, career counseling, student support services or adult education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in education; student affairs; student personnel administration; organizational management; public administration; guidance and counseling; or closely related field
  • Two years of experience advising students with coursework selection and program completion in higher education
  • Experience working directly with diverse student populations in post-secondary/college level education
  • Demonstrated understanding of community college mission and students

Salary is $3,467.97 gross per month.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Application Process: Please submit electronically a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits and additional perks.  Information may be reviewed at https://www.cccs.edu/employee-resources/employee-benefits/ and https://www.ppcc.edu/human-resource-services/benefits/additional-perks.    

Interviews will be conducted in-person. 

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions  

Academic Advising 

  • Managing assigned student case-load including long-term planning and appropriate referrals.
  • Providing general academic advising in person and via synchronous and asynchronous distance technologies to new and continuing students, to include: reviewing career plans; evaluating and interpreting placement test scores; assigning/changing faculty advisors; recommending coursework and training students to register using MyPPCC Portalor classes based on student’s needs and prerequisite status; utilizing student records system to gather information and record appropriate contact notations; preparing and interpreting degree audits to determine student’s progress toward academic goals.
  • Collaborating with appropriate faculty and staff to support assigned student populations and programs.
  • Mapping comprehensive academic and career plans for individual students, based upon understanding of program requirements, student’s life situation, and career/personal goals. 
  • Ensuring that students understand four-year transfer options, partnerships, and other resources.
  • Making appropriate referrals to other college student services areas in support of students’ academic and personal needs.
  • Documenting student interactions in accordance with department and institution policies in support of accountability and program assessment.
  • Ensuring that all relevant advising and given career information is up to date; including but not limited to: admissions requirements; new programs and course changes; important dates; college-wide initiatives; transfer requirements and options.
  • Developing advising materials for use in-person or via technology to support individual or group student interactions. Training students on MyPPCC portal individually and in groups.

Career planning and career related services

  • Providing short-term individual and career advising to assist students with career, educational, and employment decision making; coordinating referrals to other college and community resources as appropriate.
  • Partner with advising and career support services for designed Career Cluster(s); coordinating and communicating up-to-date program information to be disseminated to all PPCC advisors as appropriate; Participating in designated program outreach activities.

Marketing, outreach, and accountability projects:

  • Represents department on college committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Assists with special events, follow-up, and other service initiatives.

General Duties, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience utilizing technology and provides services to distance-education students.
  • Experience developing traditional or web-based programming and materials for workshops, services, and special events.
  • Experience using Banner (INB and SSB) student records system.
  • Experience with DegreeWorks software.
  • In-depth knowledge of academic advising procedures and policies; advising information resources; and college’s instructional programs.
  • Ability to develop practical academic and career plans of action based upon student’s individual life situation and goals.
  • Barring special circumstances (as evaluated by supervisor), this position will not be granted annual leave during semester breaks when the college is open, due to responsibilities in supporting break advising efforts.
  • Work location assignment will be variable depending on programmatic needs, and may include any of Pikes Peak Community College’s regional campuses as well as off-campus partner locations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current labor market trends and career information resources.
  • Demonstrated evidence and understanding of the concepts of diversity and multiculturalism and their application in the workplace.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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