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Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Advisor (Program Specialist 3), R19108

Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Advisor (Program Specialist 3), R19108

$52,428.00 - $68,868.00 Annually

Bellevue WA, WA

Job Type

Student Affairs

Job Number

9/27/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

The Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Advisor/Program Specialist 3 works under general direction and reports to the Director of Academic Advising. The position requires an ability to interpret and work in accordance of college rules, policies, and regulations, as well as state and federal regulations for financial aid and other funding purposes. The position performs highly complex duties, and operates at the journey or fully qualified level. The overall of focus of the Academic Advisor's work is to assess student needs and develop specialized one-on-one and group services, as well as provide campus-wide referrals and guide the student toward educational solutions that are responsive to these needs. The position coordinates in-office advising interventions and campus-wide outreach efforts toward guiding students through the process of selecting or clarifying a major/program of study and developing an educational and career plan. The Academic Advisor performs specialized tasks, such as developing educational materials, planning workshops and other events, and creating individualized plans with students. They are also responsible for conducting research, assessments, and providing and analyzing data in order to identify advising program needs.  

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the Range stated above, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to Description section.

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 45% students of color and over 1,800 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

The Academic Advising Department promotes student success by engaging students in developing educational plans in relation to their career and life goals. We strive to meet the diverse and unique needs of each student by mutual teaching, learning and relationship building. 

The Academic Advising Department supports the mission of Bellevue College by providing high quality, needs-based and accessible services, which support student access to and completion of educational opportunities that advance pluralism, inclusion, and global awareness. The Department is comprised of trained and experienced professionals who work directly with Bellevue College students to meet their goals. Academic Advising provides complex comprehensive and timely service and information for students, faculty, and other staff related to and in support of transfer and professional/technical academic programs. 

Academic advising services
• Independently guide students through the process of identifying and attaining their educational and career goals; monitor and track student progress
• Provide one-on-one and group academic advising services utilizing a variety of desktop and online technologies 
• Assess student needs and apply student success and advising techniques to serve students from diverse backgrounds and, more specifically, veterans, students with disabilities, Running Start, and International students
• Perform unofficial credit evaluations for enrollment purposes, program graduation, prerequisite clearance, and course selection
• Intrepret English and Math placement results, advising students on the proper course selection/sequence using tools such as Degree Audit, HP SMS, and other advising software.
• Maintain confidential student records and adhere to FERPA guidelines
• Provide collaborative and supportive intervention/outreach to students and appropriate referrals to faculty, other departments, college/university counselors
Manage and coordinate ongoing development of advising services and process
• Collaborate with other departments (Office of International Education and Global Initiatives, High School Programs, Disability Resource Center, TRiO, MCS, Student Programs, and others) to plan and coordinate student flow processes
• Participate in the training of new advisors, providing one-on-one guidance and shadowing/observation opportunities
• Assist the Director in the preparation of complex comprehensive department plans, summaries, recommendations, progress or special reports
• Conduct research and analyze Department, college-wide, and national data related to advising and student success to identify program needs
• Attend trainings, conferences, or other related information sessions if needed
• Provide updates and recommendations to Deans, Program Chairs, and faculty related to course management/offerings based on student needs
Provide campus-wide service and training 
• Provide professional development and training for faculty and staff members on academic advising strategies, university transfer requirements, college resources and policies, and other issues related to the student lifecycle
• Provide technical support and guidance to faculty and staff as related to Bellevue College degree and certificate requirements
• Participate in governance, task forces, selection committees, or other groups to support departmental or college-wide goals and advocate for student needs 


• Bachelor's Degree from an accreditated institution
• One year of academic advising, educational planning, or career advising in a higher education setting
• Experience working in a collaborative team environment with diverse employees and student/customer groups
• Effective interpersonal skills in the areas of collaboration, team participation, creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, and group planning
• Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Ability to use computers for data entry, web applications, searching the internet, and troubleshooting basic computer issues

Master's Degree in Education, Communication, Psychology, or related field from an accredited institution
One year of experience advising students in a community college setting or relaying information related to university transfer, admissions process, policies, articulations, and requirements
Experience using multiple modalities and Universal Design principles in one-on-one and group advising settings
Experience using degree audit systems and performing unofficial transcript reviews
Experience presenting and leading advising related workshops to students, college staff, and faculty
Experience working within an integrated academic and career advising department or system; ability to articulate the relationship between college major and career exploration

Background Check:
Prior to start employment, a background check will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
How to apply:
Click on the word Apply at the top right corner of the job announcement.
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete:
• Complete an online Application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
• Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
• Attach a Cover Letter 
• Attach a Resume
• Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity. (max 1 page)

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