Job Details

College Advisor

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 02/06/2020

Job Purpose

Lewis & Clark College seeks to hire a full-time College Advisor in the College Advising Center (CAC). The CAC supports undergraduate students, faculty, and the liberal arts tradition of Lewis & Clark College. College advisors, in collaboration with faculty advisors and campus partners, help undergraduate students navigate their educational paths, respond to challenges, and achieve their academic goals. Responsible for a caseload of approximately 500 undergraduates, college advisors provide holistic advising to students across all class years and majors, and coordinate proactive outreach to ensure that students are making progress toward degree requirements.

Application Instructions: Applications should include a letter of interest detailing how the candidate’s qualifications meet the position requirements, a resume, and at least three references with contact information.

Review of applications is scheduled to begin on January 2, 2020.

What You'll Do

Provide holistic, developmentally-appropriate academic advising to Lewis & Clark undergraduates related to selecting courses, registering, choosing majors, and developing graduation plans.

Conduct strategic and proactive outreach to students who are under-enrolled, on academic standing, in need of declaring a major, and students receiving notifications of academic concern.

Support students experiencing academic difficulty by scheduling individual meetings, developing success plans, and working to ensure students have access to available campus resources.

Advise students from a wide array of personal and academic backgrounds with sensitivity to the needs of non-traditional and underrepresented student populations.

Maintain accurate records of advising meetings and correspondence.

Participate in weekly staff meetings.

Collaborate with campus partner offices in support of student success and persistence, including attendance at campus meetings and events as appropriate.

Be available to parents and families in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Must Haves

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of advising, counseling, or teaching experience in higher education or a related field OR Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, teaching, or a related field and 2 years of advising, counseling or teaching experience in higher education or a related field

Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with various constituencies, including campus administrators, teaching faculty, and support staff

Ability to establish a rapport, maintain harmonious working relationships, and work empathetically with diverse student populations

Ability to work both independently and contribute to a team environment while effectively managing a large student caseload. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to balance the demands of concurrent and potentially competing priorities and deadlines

An understanding of the purpose and advantages of a liberal arts education


Nice to Haves

Demonstrated academic advising/support experience at the college level

Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish

Demonstrated success in working with underrepresented students, first generation college students, transfer students, and non-traditional students

Knowledge of higher education organizational structures and operational procedures

Understanding of academic support programming and initiatives including study strategies, learning styles, and time management

Experience working with advising databases/tracking systems

Demonstrated understanding of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Work Schedule

Full time
Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Physical Requirements

The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions

Standing, sitting, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), hearing, seeing, talking

Complete details: https://lewisandclark.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff/job/Undergraduate-Campus/College-Advisor_R-001058