KRC Student Success and Resources Advisor

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Classification:Student Services Professional 2
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Kenai Peninsula College
Location: Soldotna
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Other

Position Summary:

Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for the Kenai River Campus (KRC) Student Success and Resource Advisor position, which serves as the primary point of contact for all KPC students taking developmental math and developmental writing courses. The advisor will monitor students’ academic progress and contact them on a regular basis. Additionally, this position will support the learning and engagement of Rural and Alaska Native Students and will need to understand Alaska Native culture.

Duties:

1010% OUTREACH TO RURAL AND NATIVE STUDENTS Engage resident students in cultural activities common to rural Alaska villages, both on- and off- campus. This may be coordinating a monthly or bi-monthly potluck or berry-picking or creating partnerships with local Native resources. Plans activities that support a cross-cultural sense of belonging.Essential
1010% PLACEMENT TEST ADVISING AT KENAI RIVER CAMPUS Determine type of assessment needed and assist with course selection upon review of test results (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, ALEKS, AP) and/or previous transcribed course.Essential
1010% SUPERVISE COUNSELING AND ADVISING FRONT DESK Participate in the hiring and training process for student workers. Monitor student workers hours and performance, and maintain the counseling and advising desk as the front-line point of contact for students. Fill in at Peer Front desk as needed.Essential
1515% NEW STUDENT & PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ADVISING & ORIENTATIONS Provide academic advising for students at New Student Orientation sessions. Work with prospective students interested in KRC academic programs to determine which program will best meet personal goals. Provide general information to prospective and new students about all aspects of student services at KPC including admission, registration, financial aid, housing, support services, testing, etc. Provide appropriate departmental and faculty referrals.Essential
1515% OUTREACH TO STUDENTS IN DEVELOPMENTAL COURSES AT KRC Provide intrusive advising and outreach for students that are enrolled in developmental courses. This could include phone calls, email, class visits and group training for these students Provide monthly follow-up services to reach out to new and continuing students in developmental classes. Proactively contact Developmental students at KRC to increase retention. Contact could include emails, letters and phone calls or use of social media. Facilitate academic progress checks as scheduled with feedback and recommendations to the student, the KPC Counseling & Advising Chair and the Director of Student Services. Coordinate outreach with Learning Center, Math Lab, Writing Lab, Library Services, and faculty members.Essential
3535% ACADEMIC ADVISING AT KRC Adhere to FERPA regulations and confidentiality procedures. Utilize Banner and TOAD software to pull data. Provide academic advising for students in developmental courses at KRC and advising intervention with these students through one-on one and group advising efforts. Conduct and/or coordinate workshops on applying for financial aid, campus programs, and college success techniques to increase student readiness and persistence. Interact with faculty advisors regarding students, curriculum, degree information, academic information and deadlines. Aid students’ transition to faculty advisor. Assist students from AK Native backgrounds with navigating the gaps between Western educational paradigms and indigenous systems. In addition, provide resource referral for Alaska Native scholarships and opportunities. Provide comprehensive advising for the Certified Nurse Assistant program at KRC, including advising on application processing and background checks.Essential
55% WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS Develop and facilitate academic development workshops to students on relevant areas such as time management and academic success strategies. Address gatherings to include new student orientation and other events. Duties may include serving on College committees.Essential

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work as part of an influential part of a team.
Knowledge of university system to be able to refer students to appropriate area for assistance.
Advanced public speaking skills.
Ability to comprehend and apply university policies and procedures as they relate to students.
Aptitude for comprehending another's situation.
Ability to set appropriate boundaries with students.
Ability to troubleshoot situations to determine the best course of action.
Ability to apply theories gained through experience and education.
Knowledge of and ability to relate and communicate with students from rural Alaska.
Knowledge of college student development and the ability to apply effective intervention strategies in student success.
Ability to work under administrative supervision, keeping supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far-reaching implications.

Preferred:
Knowledge of best practices, federal laws and legal issues associated with and applicable to student services and higher education.
Knowledge of AK Tribal and AK Native Corporations and Scholarships

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:
Two years relevant experience.
Preferred:
Experience working as a team, experience building rapport with students, staff, faculty and the general public.
Experience applying best practices regarding university policies and procedures, and federal laws and legal issues as they relate to students, applying university knowledge to refer students to appropriate areas for assistance.
Experience planning, organizing and implementing effective and functional academic advising.
Experience with UA Admission procedures;
Experience with UA computer systems (UAOnline & Banner). Familiarity with Accuplacer and ALEKS placement tests.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
Bachelor’s degree in related field and two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred:
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, human services, college development, education, or other closely related discipline.
General training in college student adjustment experiences and factors.

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Position Details:
Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for the Kenai River Campus (KRC) Student Success and Resource Advisor position, which serves as the primary point of contact for all KPC students taking developmental math and developmental writing courses. The advisor will monitor students’ academic progress and contact them on a regular basis. Additionally, this position will support the learning and engagement of Rural and Alaska Native Students and will need to understand Alaska Native culture.

Full-time, 12-month, range 78, beginning hourly wage $23.84 (DOE), non-exempt, term-funded, starting in Nov./Dec. 2020. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, annual and sick leave, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.  A preliminary review of applications will begin October 23, 2020, 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time and will continue until this recruitment is closed. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.


This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

Summary: Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a community campus system within the University of Alaska Anchorage. At KPC students pursue unique academic goals in a variety of disciplines and degree programs. Students have the choice to study at one of KPC’s three locations:
•  Kenai River Campus, Soldotna
•  Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer
•  Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward 

This position will be located at the Kenai River Campus situated on 309 acres along the banks of the beautiful Kenai River. The area is known for its wildlife splendor, mountain viewscapes, world-class fishing and hunting, hiking, canoe trails and winter outdoor adventure. And yet, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is just a 2.5-hour drive or 20-minute flight away.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.

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Application Process:
Please complete the University on-line application and upload the following documents:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Reference List (Provide three professional references with current contact information, including job titles, telephone numbers and email addresses).

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Term Position: This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement: UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement: Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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