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Position Objective The Advisor provides advising and counseling services to current students from new student orientation to program completion. This position will assist students with understanding degree/certificate pathways and requirements, and students identified under academic warning, satisfactory academic progress, and early alert systems. In addition, the Note Advisor will track and monitor student progress, and provide support services to instructional programs that lead to academic success and completion. This position aligns with the college’s mission by providing educational access and supporting student success through specific retention and completion strategies Clover Park Technical College celebrates the many individuals that make up our community and embraces the opportunity to learn from both our differences and similarities. THIS POSITION IS A PART-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION THAT WILL END 12 MONTHS AFTER THE HIRE DATE. This position's duties are performed in person on our Lakewood campus and in our community as needed. This position is represented by the Clover Park Federation of Teachers, Local 3913, AFT/ AFT Washington. This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. Duties and Tasks (Essential Functions) Duty: Provide retention and completion services to current students. The Advisor will be assigned to specific technical programs and will provides support through individual advising as well as group advising in the classroom to provide information regarding: education planning, registration preparation, certificate and/or degree completion, graduation requirements, and career pathways, and campus departments and resources. Provide counseling and brief intervention for students experiencing issues affecting career and educational achievement, and refer to appropriate community resources as necessary. Provide support services to special populations as assigned, which may include monitoring data and completing required reporting. (Example: Running Start, Workfirst, Worker Retraining, Foster Youth, etc.) Provide instruction for college success skills such as stress management, career planning, goal setting, etc., to individual students, groups, and classrooms as appropriate. Respond to program inquiries in person, by phone, through email, or other remotes methods. Utilize reports and data to inform intervention planning to increase academic success, retention, and completion. Duty: Provide support to instructors in their assigned programs. Collaborate with instructors in assigned programs to stay informed regarding changes to curriculum and understand how changes may affect education plans, score and sequence, catalog, certificate/degree, and completion requirements for students. Serves as point of contact for instructors in assigned programs regarding follow-up for students on academic warning, satisfactory academic progress, those flagged for early alert, and those facing other barriers to successful retention and completion. Monitor student academic progress and provide interventions to support students not making academic progress. Demonstrate advising tools to faculty. Duty: Outreach Provide workshops, seminars, and outreach activities as needed to support the college mission. Provide outreach to local high schools, homeschool co-ops, and other appropriate venues about the college and/or special populations as assigned. (Example: Running Start, Foster Youth, Veterans, Etc.). Duty: Engage in professional development and college initiatives Maintain best practices in advising/counseling by participating in training, networking, and other professional development activities. Participate in college committees and meetings as appropriate. Develop effective working and consultative relationships with students, staff, faculty, and community resource agencies. Assist with college new student orientation activities. Advise prospective and new students as back-up to Outreach and Entry Services Dept. · Utilize CPTC’s customer service model. Participate in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives. Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Education, Educational Psychology, or related field. One year of experience advising/counseling adult populations. Preferred Qualifications Experience advising/counseling in a higher education setting Experience working with people from various cultures and socio-economic backgrounds Experience teaching and/or giving presentations/workshops Professional preparation in counseling and/or student development theory Obtained licensure (ie…LMHC, MFT, MSW, etc.) Fluency in another language. Application Instructions Complete application Upload cover letter describing your skills and experience, and how they relate to the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications of this position Upload resume Complete Supplemental Questions All offers of employment at Clover Park Technical College are contingent upon successful completion of background checks which include criminal history and sexual misconduct information requirements. Information obtained from the background checks will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the specific position. Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents, please contact NeoGov Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627, Mon-Fri 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time. Official transcripts are required upon hire. Supplemental Information At this time, Clover Park Technical College is not sponsoring H1-B Visas. Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. If selected for the position, your vaccine status will be verified during New Employee Orientation. Should you need information regarding medical or religious accommodation, please email Land Acknowledgement Statement: We acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the Puget Sound Salish peoples belonging to the Puyallup, Steilacoom, Nisqually, and Squaxin Island tribes and bands, and we honor and thank the traditional caretakers of this land. We value the tribes in our community, and the impact that they continue to make on our college to this day. For more information about CPTC's commitment to indigenous tribes, please visit Why we work for Washington State's Community and Technical Colleges There are a host of reasons why we work at Clover Park Technical College, including the fact that we are part of a network called State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBTC). We are proud to be part of an institution that believes in building strong people, families and communities. Community and technical colleges help people grow their skills and talents so they can become global citizens. Faculty and staff make colleges come alive, giving each student a place in which they want to learn. You can participate in college events, clubs and committees which engage you, while college guest speakers enlighten and inspire you. More than a paycheckClover Park Technical College offers much more than a paycheck. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your base salary. We offer a full range of benefits that include multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage options for employees and eligible family members; choice of retirement and deferred compensation plans to save for the future; paid holidays, sick time, and vacation, reduced tuition, and employee discounts and memberships Employee Assistance Program and more. Our History Clover Park Technical College is located in Lakewood, Washington. Our college has a rich history of professional and technical education dating back to the 1940s, when Clover Park School District established a War Production program, training civilians as auto mechanics, aircraft-service mechanics, ship-fitters, welders and blueprint readers. Now, CPTC offers more than forty programs in Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Sciences, Human Services, Business, Hospitality, Science Technology, Engineering, Transportation and Trades. CPTC has two campuses: Our main campus is located in Lakewood, WA and our South Hill Campus is located in Puyallup, WA. Learn more about Clover Park Technical College by visiting About CPTC. Equal Opportunity Employer Clover Park Technical College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to principles of diversity. We consider applicants for all position without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. Jeanne Clery StatementNotice of Availability of Annual Security Report: Clover Park Technical College's Annual Security Report is available online at
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Graduate Alumni
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Friday, September 16, 2022