Educational Advisor - DREAM Program

Student Services
6: $5,236 - $6,682
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Mt. San Antonio College

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The DREAM Program is an educational and support program designed to assist and support DREAMers/Undocumented students transition into, through and out of college by providing academic, career, and personal counseling. Additionally, the program provides peer mentoring, workshops for academic and personal growth, as well as events carefully planned to help undocumented students navigate the campus and achieve academic and personal success.

This classification is responsible for providing advisement services to students regarding educational issues.  The work has technical aspects requiring the interpretation and application of policies, procedures, and regulations and involves frequent contact with students, faculty, and administrators.  Incumbents at this level perform of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising a higher level of judgment and initiative.  Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.  This class is distinguished from the professional counseling classifications in that the Educational Advisors are Classified staff positions which are primarily concerned with assisting prospective, new or continuing students with completing their academic programs. Whereas Counselors are instructional faculty who provide counseling and instruction to students in academic counseling, as well as, career and personal counseling.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Provides educational advising and assistance to students by planning schedules, recommending courses, and determining appropriate education solutions.
2. Initiates and reviews various forms, including exceptional action petitions, transfer articulation agreements, major forms, and graduation checks and petitions.
3. Provides unofficial evaluation of transcripts; evaluates prerequisite overrides; interprets test and assessment scores.
4. Provides intra- and inter-campus referrals.
5. Serves as a student advocate; serves as a liaison between students, faculty, administration, and outside agencies.
6. Assesses, researches, and resolves academic concerns; provides advice on development of personal statements, tutoring services, transfer issues, and financial aid resources and applications.
7. Demonstrates use of available technology to students, including online registration system and student information system.
8. Provides guidance, interpretation, and information related to District policies and regulations.
9. Interprets University of California, California State University (CSU), and other private, independent, and public university and college transfer policies and procedures; reviews and completes transfer paperwork as needed.
10. Reviews and completes Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) and CSU certification forms.
11. Provides advice and support services to students applying for and enrolling in specialized  support programs . Assists students seeking or in need of career or personal advisement by referring them to appropriate counselors.
12. Conducts workshops and delivers presentations to students, prospective students, parents and community members about the College and the particular program/department assigned.
13. Assists in organizing, coordinating, and implementing various campus-wide events.
14. Answers questions from and provides support services to students and visitors.
15. Compiles information and data for various reports; checks and ensures accuracy of the data.
16. Composes, edits, and proofreads a variety of documents, including forms, memos, reports, letters of recommendation, and correspondence.
17. Enters and updates information; retrieves information from systems and specialized databases as required.
18. Maintains accurate and detailed spreadsheets, files, and records, verifies accuracy of information, researches discrepancies, and records information.
19. Verifies and reviews forms and reports for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures; applies departmental and program policies and procedures in determining completeness of applications, records, and files.
20. Assists with drop-in registration at the start of each semester.
21. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

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