Academic Advisor

$36,000 - $38,000 yearly
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Sells, AZ, USA
  • Sep 01, 2021
Full time Customer Service Education Strategy-Planning

Job Description

Job Title:        Academic Advisor

Reports To:    Dean of Academics

Status:            Full time/ Regular / Exempt

Salary:            $36,000 - $38,000 annual (DOE)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


SUMMARY: The Academic Advisor will advise new and returning students, providing information and guidance about academic requirements for various programs and degrees offered by TOCC. The advisor will assist in the evaluation of credits for transfer and will assist the Director of Admissions and Records in determining whether or not degree requirements have been met. The Advisor will support the T-So:son (Our Core Values) including T-Wohocudadag – Our Beliefs, T-Apedag – Our Well-Being, T-Pi:k Elida – Our Deepest Respect and I-We:mta – Working Together.



  • Advise incoming and returning students;
  • Cross-train student service personnel and faculty in advising as determined by supervisor;
  • Register students and provide a variety of other services to students alongside student services personnel;
  • Function as the lead advisor, though not the sole advisor for new and continuing students;
  • Work regularly, routinely, and effectively with student services and education division personnel; present academic information to orientation groups;
  • Serve as a liaison to students, parents, businesses, community members, and other interested parties;
  • Work closely with Admissions and Records Staff in the Student Services Division and with faculty and administrators in the Education Division.
  • Collaborate with internal departments, advisory groups, the general public, external agencies, and/or other interested parties to coordinate activities, review work, exchange information, and resolve problems;
  • Represent the College at a variety of meetings, public events, and training sessions. Participate as a non-voting member of the Curriculum Committee;
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree however an associate degree with additional credits will be considered;
  • One year of experience in higher education with a demonstrated understanding of higher education and its operations and
  • Experience working with students in an educational setting.


Additional Consideration May Be Given to Individuals with the Following Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak and understand O’odham and/or Spanish;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the history and of contemporary issues facing Native people;
  • Previous experience as an advisor or working in enrollment or related areas in an institution of higher learning.



  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI's or major traffic offenses within the past two years.



  • Knowledgeable about academic programs, degrees and certificates, financial aid, internships, and career choice;
  • Must be knowledgeable about confidentiality provisions of FERPA and of financial aid, particularly FAFSA;
  • Knowledgeable about accreditation and transfer of credits;



  • Be able to interpret and applying applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Be able to speak in public;
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality;
  • Have excellent customer service skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to be a role model for ethical behavior by consistently conforming to the highest ethical standards and practices;
  • Be able to work effectively with student service personnel and faculty;
  • Be able to manage multiple projects while under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Follow project plans and the coordination of multiple resources and activities;
  • Interact and effectively communicate with a diverse employee and student population;
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience using computer technologies such as databases, internet, tracking systems, and word processing.