Current Status: Accepting Applications
Deadline: Until Filled
Job Title: Academic Advisor
Reports to: Campus Administrator
Dept. / School: East Campus
Primary Role and Purpose:
Working under the direction of the Campus Administrator, the Academic Advisor works with school faculty and staff, students, parents/guardians, and community to provide academic, career, personal/social guidance and counseling for students and their parents and assist students in educational, vocational and extracurricular planning and placement.
- Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
- Experience in academic advising or related careers in secondary education is preferred.
- A demonstrated understanding of state test procedures and prior testing experience.
- Prior experience or formal training in working with “at-risk” students preferred.
- Strong knowledge of state educational programs and high school graduation requirements.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities and meet critical deadlines.
- Highly proficient and skilled in multiple computer applications necessary to do the job well, including but not limited to Microsoft Office.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents/guardians and external entities to raise the academic performance.
- Ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, social circumstances, and abilities.
- Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; strong focus on customer service and teamwork.
- Demonstrate strong work ethic, accept responsibility, and the ability to be self-motivated.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Prepare a comprehensive assessment of student academic progress/records and individual graduation plans to develop a quarterly master class schedule.
- Maintain records pertinent to the counseling function and have access to and discreetly utilize information which may facilitate decision-making; collect appropriate data on leavers; follow-up of graduates and student referral for special education services.
- Conduct ongoing social/mental awareness programs, assist in student achievement through individual and/or group counseling and participate in the development and implementation of in-service and public relations programs.
- Work cooperatively with referral agencies in the community and with other personnel services in the school system in meeting the special needs of students.
- Maintain systematic and continuous communication with teachers, administrators and parents concerning student progress and concerns affecting their behavior in school.
- Conduct counseling/conferences for the development of self-acceptance, effective planning, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
- Work cooperatively and positively with school personnel, students and community; assist in coordinating and administering tests, interpreting scores, evaluating test data and assist in the development and implementation of the curriculum.
- Serve as a member of the Admission-Review-Dismissal (ARD) committee for students currently enrolled in or entering special education as appropriate.
- Measure results of the school counseling activities and shares results as appropriate.
- Provides appropriate information to staff related to the comprehensive school counseling program.
- Assists teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data.
- Accept responsibility for personal improvement and professional growth.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Related Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and stand, and talk or hear and sometimes walk. Occasionally, the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally stoop, bend, push or lift items. The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material on computers, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires extensive use of computers and frequent use of hands and fingers to enter or type data. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
Individual must maintain emotional control under stress; frequent prolonged and irregular hours.
Equal Opportunity Employer
El Paso Academy Inc., is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, martial/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigations