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Company: Kern Community College district
Job Title: Educational Advisor (Counseling)
Job Category: Education/Library
Job description:  
Educational Advisor (Counseling)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02218

Posting Date: 10/05/2017

Initial Screening Date: 10/19/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified

Rate:

Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $4,727.69 per month

Maximum Salary: $6,680.11 per month (Maximum entry $4,727.69 per month)

Benefits:

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP ).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

• Flex 125
• AFLAC Policy
• Supplemental voluntary life insurance
• 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers including certificate, graduation, transfer and major requirements; advise students on various careers and on the requirements necessary for achieving career goals.

Representative Duties:

Serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers; assist students with establishing academic goals and selecting courses to meet their goals; utilize test scores to discuss appropriate class levels; communicate with students in person, on the telephone and on-line

Provide initial assessment of transcripts from other institutions; receive and forward transcripts to admissions and records office

Provide guidance relating to complaint and discrimination policies

Refer students in need of special services or outside counseling or testing services

Assist students with career searches; provide referrals to various print and computerized resources

Assist students with completion of various forms necessary to meet educational goals

Make appropriate changes in student database based on counseling appointments and student contact

Advise students on a variety of student services programs covering the overall matriculation process for students attending classes at a District site; refer students as necessary to specialists; maintain caseload of new and continuing students

Participate in community outreach programs

Assist students in achieving transfer goals including completion of university applications and utilizing various resources to acquire information regarding university requirements; maintain current knowledge of university systems as well as independent colleges

Score various personality and interest inventory tests for campus counselors and instructors; assure current career counseling testing software is installed

Update various handouts and forms as necessary

Provide advising support for assigned programs such as health career, EOP &S, financial aid and others as assigned by the position

Participate in various graduation preparation activities; request formal graduation evaluation and review evaluations with students; assure completion of appropriate graduation forms

Maintain budgets for assigned activities at a site as assigned

Make presentation to students, faculty and community; participate in conferences and off-campus meetings related to assigned areas

Conduct career center, EOP &S or other orientations for new and continuing students as assigned

Perform related duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

Any Combination Equivalent to:

Bachelor’s degree AND one year experience in a student services or related function.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California drivers license

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

College policies, procedures and resources

Program and degree requirements

Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities

Student services programs

Operation of a computer and assigned software

Distance education modalities

Career and personality tests available to students as a resource tool

Interpersonal skills including tact patience and courtesy

Record-keeping techniques

Oral and written communication skills

Counseling/advising techniques

Ability to:

Serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers including certificate, graduation, transfer and major requirements

Advise students on various careers and advise students on the requirements necessary for achieving career goals

Interpret and explain college policies and procedures to students, faculty and the community

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Meet schedules and time lines

Operate a computer and other office equipment

Prepare and maintain records and reports.
Proctor and score a variety of tests.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Work independently with little direction.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Salary Grade: 46.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on October 19, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
Recruitment Status (tentative):
• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1100547. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93305
 
Post Date: 10/09/2017
 
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Company: Kern Community College district
Contact Name: Kern Community College district
 
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