Academic Advising & Career Specialist

$44,260 yearly
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Sells, AZ, USA
  • Mar 17, 2023
Full time Admin-Clerical Customer Service Education Management Strategy-Planning

Job Description

Job Title:          Academic Advising & Career Specialist

Reports To:      Academic Dean

Status:              Full time/ Regular / Exempt

Salary:              $44,260 annual


SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Academic Advisor Manager, the Academic Advising & Career Specialist (AACS) will advise new, returning, and exiting students, providing information and guidance about academic requirements for various programs and degrees offered by TOCC. The AACS will serve as the primary monitor of the advising email and assist with assessing credits for transfer and facilitation of advising focused events. The AACS will serve as a primary point of contact for all degree seeking students who have identified direct employment as their goal after graduation. The AACS will engage with the community to facilitate partnerships and develop pathways to direct employment for students after graduation. 


  • Serve as an advisor on the advising team for all students at TOCC;
  • Serve as the primary monitor of the advising email, directing students to appropriate campus resources, assisting students who have questions regarding how to registration process, and providing a variety of other services to students alongside student services personnel and faculty;
  • Along with supervisor, monitor advising system to assure student needs are being met;
  • Assist in facilitating advising events and coordinating training for academic advising;
  • Complete transcript evaluations and degree audits as assigned by supervisor
  • Under the supervision of the Academic Advisor Manager, and in collaboration with the campus community, facilitate partnerships and develop pathways to direct employment for students after graduation;
  • 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;
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree. However, an associate degree from TOCC will be considered;
  • Experience working with students in an educational setting.
  • Professional experience outside of academia

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.
  • Experience in career assessments


  • Valid Arizona Driver's license with no DUI's or major traffic offenses within the past two years.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and fingerprint clearance.


  • 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;
  • Be able to manage multiple projects while under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience using computer technologies such as databases, internet, tracking systems, and word processing.