Job academic counselor in Inver Grove Heights, MN at Dakota County Technical College

Job Details

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Company Dakota County Technical College
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Rosemount, MN
Industry Colleges & Universities
Sector Education
Salary 44746 - 44746 USD per ANNUAL
Job Location Inver Grove Heights, MN

Job Description

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title
MnSCU Academic Professional 1

Working Title
Academic Advisor

Position Type

Student Affairs

Student Affairs


Inver Grove Heights, MN


Full/Part Time
Full Time


Employment Condition

Work Shift

Work Schedule/Hours/Days
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, some evenings or weekend for events, appointments, etc. Partial telework is available and negotiated at the time of hire.

Posting Details
This posting is for a full-time, unlimited Academic Advisor position at Inver Hills Community College.

Salary Minimum
$21.43/hour; $44,746 Annually

Salary Maximum
$31.00/hour; $64,728 Annually

Salary Type

Bargaining Unit/Plan
214, MAPE

Job Description
The Academic Advisor position serves as a member of a professional team providing comprehensive advising services for new and current Inver Hills Community College students. This position assists students to clarify their academic interests and prepare them for their intended major(s). In collaboration with the director and advising team members this position develops and monitors a comprehensive department plan to ensure continuous improvement. This position serves as a team lead for assigned academic programs and/or student populations. This position works effectively with Student Affairs offices, faculty, and academic departments to meet goals and objectives of the office, division and institution.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide comprehensive academic advising to new, current and returning students, including international students, that includes knowledge and teaching students about college programs, policies and procedures, general transfer policies and procedures to all schools in MN state (public and private). As well as system level policies and procedures. Advising is delivered individually, within the classroom, and within groups.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders for assigned academic programs.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute orientation operations related to advising.
  • Provide financial aid advising.
  • Provide outreach to identified student groups.
  • Support Testing Services by providing assessment advising.
  • Support institutional activities that promote career and major exploration.
  • Other duties as assigned related to students’ success, professional development and furthering the institution’s mission and vision. Participate in continuous quality improvement efforts within the department, Student Affairs and the college community through strategic planning, communication and collaboration, process improvement as well as other initiatives. Develop and maintain relationships with peers at other post-secondary institutions to share best practices and information.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Higher education experience in areas of academic support, advising, financial aid, career, educational planning, or teaching
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of students, staff and faculty
  • Ability to work well under pressure and respond to multiple demands
  • Strong ability to learn, understand, and explain a variety of college processes and degree requirements
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (written, oral and electronic)
  • Interpersonal skills in providing individual and small group assistance to prospective and current students
  • Experience creating strategic partnerships
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Possess presentation skills to effectively promote and represent the college
  • Competency with computers (i.e. Microsoft Office)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field
  • At least two years of professional experience in academic advising or related field
  • Knowledge of academic advising approaches and transfer processes
  • Understanding of the structure of academic programs offered at the college
  • Evidence of commitment to the success of culturally, ethnically and racially diverse learners
  • Knowledge of Minnesota State and IHCC student-related policies and procedures
  • Proficiency in a second language such as Spanish, Hmong, or Somali

Other Requirements

Founded in 1970, Inver Hills is a comprehensive community college offering 40 program options and degrees including the Associate in Arts (A.A.), a liberal arts education degree that leads to transfer to four-year colleges; the Associate in Fine Art (A.F.A.) degree in studio arts; and the career-related Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in leading occupational areas such as nursing, paralegal, computer networking, law enforcement, human services, business, emergency medical services, teacher education, and more.

Located 10 minutes from downtown St. Paul, scenic Inver Hills Community College serves over 9000 credit students annually. Many Inver Hills students are first generation. The student of color population has increased from 28 to 33% in the last four years. 30 percent of students are low income and eligible for Pell grants. Inver Hills strives to reflect a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds among administrators, faculty and staff. Inver Hills is committed to quality improvement, Learning Communities, campus-wide assessment, innovative instruction, integrating technology in instruction, collaboration with Pre-K-12 for college readiness and access, and civic engagement.

Benefits Info
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. For more information on insurance benefits, please visit

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Accept Applications

Special Instructions Summary
Applications must be submitted online.
Transcript submissions may be unofficial transcripts for unofficial applicant review.

Posting Contact
Human Resources, 651-450-3371 or

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we seek applicants with deep connections to the cultural communities to which our students belong. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation during this search process, please reach out to or 651-450-3371.

Job Location

Inver Grove Heights, MN

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