Academic and Career Advisor
Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, Illinois

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Academic and Career Advisor

Join our dynamic team at Waubonsee Community College, where your career can flourish. We are committed to being an exceptional employer, offering a comprehensive benefits package with generous time off, low-cost medical, dental, and vision plans, and a secure pension plan through SURS. You'll also enjoy 14 paid holidays, including winter and Thanksgiving breaks. Be part of a transformative institution, dedicated to making a positive impact in our community and the lives of our students. Your future starts here - join us today!

Sugar Grove Campus
Full-time Support Staff

Hybrid Option: Yes

Waubonsee Community College promotes diversity in faculty, staff, and student recruitment and is committed to hiring and retaining exceptional faculty and staff who are committed to the college's culture of collaboration, professional growth and student success.

The Academic and Career Advisor will guide student success through personalized quality academic advising, career exploration, transfer planning and success strategies to retain a diverse student population. The advisor oversees an assigned caseload of students in support of the Student Success and Retention Division's strategic plan of proactively engaging students in attaining their educational goals throughout their lifespan at Waubonsee. This position reports to the Academic and Career Advising Manager.


Provide holistic academic and career advising services to a caseload assigned students supporting them in setting and achieving their academic and career goals through aspects of advising practices, including course selection, academic procedures and policies, choosing a major, degree pathways, university transfer planning, and career exploration.

Conduct regular check ins and utilizing college advising technology and case management plan to monitor academic progress, identify and provide intervention for students who are most at-risk for academic challenges, and celebrate achievements.

Interpret and explain placement assessment results, transfer-in credit, and prior learning assessment and other equivalencies to students (AP, etc). Advise and explain course sequencing and recommends appropriate courses for students' program of major or degree path.

Use transfer articulation technology and university partnership agreements to help students optimize their course selection toward their four-year degrees.

Assists students with academic and registration activities (i.e., schedules, add/drop/withdrawals, forms, etc.). Guides students on usage of online and self-service tools including academic planning, career exploration, etc.

Support students in the career exploration process directing them to college resources. Make appropriate referrals for students requiring in-depth career planning and job search assistance.

Sustain extensive, current knowledge of Waubonsee policies, academic and career programs, college catalogs, university transfer agreements, and support systems. Assists students with resolving issues by clarifying protocols and policies, directing them to appropriate departments/personnel.

Facilitate in coordination with campus partners, activities related to orientation, advising support and services, and career exploration including tabling and college-wide events, classroom presentations, and student groups.

Collaborates with Student Success and Retention Faculty Counselors and per established guidelines, determines when students need to be referred to Counselors.

Maintains standards and expectations on thorough and timely completion of student documentation in written form and/or in technology tools. Strictly adheres to college policies and federal policies regarding students' personal and academic information.

Perform other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required in psychology, education, communications or related area. Master's degree preferred.
One-year experience in student advising function or related area in an education setting, preferably in post-secondary level. Experience with case management is a plus. Experience with military students is a plus.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven successful experience working with diverse populations. Bilingual (Spanish/English) fluency is a plus.

Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Familiarity with college advising and degree audit software is a plus.

Flexibility and ability to handle multiple priorities.Must be willing and available to work at more than one campus, work a maximum of two evenings per week (typically one evening per week) and up to four Saturdays per year.

Please attach the following documents when applying:

  • Cover Letter-Yes
  • Resume-Yes
  • References-No (Can be provided at interview)
  • Transcripts-Yes (Can be provided at interview)

  • Position Details
    Grant Funded: No
    Minimum Starting Rate:
    Compensation Type: Hourly
    Work Schedule: M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. One late night shift M or T or Wed from 10am - 6:30pm
    Work Hours: 40
    Testing: Yes
    Targeted Hire Date: 8/5/2024
    Special Instructions: Please attach all required documents at time of application.

    EOE, including disability and veteran

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