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Senior Student Success Advisor

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Work type: Staff
Location: Florissant Valley Campus
Categories: Academic Affairs

Title: Senior Student Success Advisor

Department Student Success

Position Summary:

Provides comprehensive and proactive advising, educational guidance, career and transfer planning services and assistance for students from entry to completion. Such activities include, but are not limited to, engaging students in academic planning, interpreting assessments, clarifying their career and transfer goals, and providing them with referrals to resources to serve them holistically.

Primary Duties Performed:

• Adopts STLCC’s Student Success Advising Framework, from entry to completion, in carrying out appropriate services, resources and intervention strategies to students.
• Identifies and delivers strategies for assigned students to enhance their experience and contribute to improved retention, persistence, and graduation rates for students.
• Understands and stays abreast of institutional and national data in regard to student success advisor's role in student success at the college.
• Assists student in clarifying their transfer plans (when applicable) and in determining the courses of action to transfer.
• Educates students on the enrollment process, interpretation of assessment test scores, standards of academic progress, and utilization of technology tools.
• Assists in the new student orientation process.
• Educates students on their academic standing and provides advice on building a plan towards good academic standing.
• Interprets career assessments to assist students with career exploration and education planning.
• Refers and accepts referrals of students for services as needed.
• Reviews degree evaluations, transfer credits, college placement test results and other available information to assist students in creating an education plan that fulfills their selected program’s requirements.
• Understands and stays abreast of changing institutional policies and college operating procedures including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, expanding facilities, updates in college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and state and federal mandates.
• Adopts the appreciative advising approach to optimize interactions and work with students.
• Assists students in the development of an educational plan including clarifying educational and career goals, choosing a program of study and assisting the student through this decision-making process.
• Develops and updates academic advising skills and knowledge through involvement in both internal and external professional development and training opportunities.
• Establishes and maintains connection with students. Provides proactive advising and case management for students identified on caseload.
• Plans and conducts successful advising interactions. Accurately disseminates information in a clear and concise manner, maintains detailed and accurate records, and provides appropriate referrals based on the individual needs of the student.
• Provides students with strategies related to academic progress and work/life/study balance.
• Provides various modes of advising delivery (e.g., group advising, online advising, one-on-one advising, etc.) in response to student needs, enrollment trends and changing campus environments.
• Processes and/or assists in the workflows associated with substitution/waiver requests, add/drop/withdrawal, graduation and change of major.
• Provides comprehensive academic, career and transfer planning services for students from entry to completion.
• Maintains an effective informational and collaborative relationship with other college and academic departments.
• Verifies applicable courses as they relate to federal financial aid funding and/or veteran’s benefits.
• Serves as an advising liaison to academic departments to maintain and update academic advising department on curriculum changes and to serve as a key contact for program coordinators and department chairs.
• Promotes and maintains an effective relationship with representatives from other colleges and universities concerning transfer admission requirements, researches information on programs offered, and course transferability; attends professional networking opportunities at other colleges and universities.
• Assists in analysis of feedback from students as part of a continuous improvement of academic advising.
• Develops and conducts group and/or classroom presentations for academic, career and transfer planning.
• Develops and leads professional development and training opportunities for academic advising
• Assists with the planning, budgeting and implementation of various department events and workshops, such as transfer fairs.
• Serves as a mentor to Student Success Advisors.
• Represents academic advising services and resources in college-wide initiatives.
• Serves on the Academic Advising Council.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Master's Degree and over four (4) years of full time experience in academic advising, teaching or other relevant experience


Bachelor’s Degree and over five (5) years of experience in academic advising, teaching or other relevant experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:


Salary Range:


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.   

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