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Academic Advisor

Lee College

Last Updated: 1/06/22

Job Description

Academic Advisor

Posting Number: 0001139

PS Position#: 00000688

Position Status: Full-Time

Salary: Starting salary range of $50,648 - $58,241 is based on the Lee College Administrative/Administrative Support Salary Scale, C42. Placement on scale is commensurate with education and experience.

Department: Advising & Counseling Center

Job Summary/Basic Function:
This position will advise students and community members on issues pertaining to the admission process, financial aid eligibility, career exploration, transferability of courses, and related academic concerns. Make referrals to inside/outside agencies as necessary.

Academic Advisors may collaborate with Recruitment & Outreach, Dual Credit,and Shared College Coordinators to promote student awareness and aspirations toward Lee College and readiness for admission and entry to the College. Travel to service area high schools and community events will be required.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Assist with the admission process.
    • Determine Texas Success Initiative obligation based on TAKS, THEA, Accuplacer, or other approved tests, as well as determine applicable exemptions.
    • Implement state and institutional policies and procedures.
    • Interpret test scores.
    • Provide degree path/plans and explain degree and certificate programs.
    • Evaluate unofficial transcripts for transferability of coursework.
    • Assist with registration to include teaching students online processes, course selection, data entry, etc.
    • Assist with the resolution of academic issues as an advocate for students.
    • Provide group advising and/or group registration sessions.
    • Coordinate/facilitate student orientation, workshops, and other successful initiatives.
    • Assist in identifying and developing innovative strategies to support students from marginalized student populations to improve persistence and completion.
    • Work cooperatively with faculty to identify needed early interventions.

Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • All registration times are considered peak times requiring extra duties, time, and days.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Excellent benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a security-sensitive position.

Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education or a closely related field
  • Two (2) years of experience working with students in secondary or post-secondary education
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and other staff members
  • Ability to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail for tracking student success and student planning documents
  • Must be available to work a flexible work schedule with mandatory evenings and weekends
  • Assignment will include the Baytown campus and service area sites, including, but not limited to, East Harris, Liberty, and Chambers Counties

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s (or higher) degree in Education or a Master’s (or higher) degree with 18 graduate hours in Education
  • Bilingual – ability to read, write, and speak both English and Spanish
  • Previous experience working at a community college
  • Previous experience working with high school students

Campus/Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX

If other, provide location:

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position requires applicants to attach the following documents: resume, cover letter, and copies of transcripts for all completed college credit work. (Official transcripts required upon employment.)

In addition, applicants must include a minimum of three (3) professional references on the online application, including both a phone number and email address.

Please do not mail, email, fax, or deliver any documents outside of the electronic application process.

To apply, visit

Lee College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, which encourages applications from qualified females, minority groups, veterans, and disabled individuals. It is the policy of Lee College to fully comply with the equal opportunity provisions of all applicable regulations and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status in areas such as recruitment, selections, training, promotion, demotion, layoffs, terminations, rates of pay, or any other forms of compensation or benefits.

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Baytown, Texas, United States
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