Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor


Vance-Granville Community College
200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-2061

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$2,856.33 - $4,284.58 Monthly


Full-Time State Benefits

Job Category

  • Clerical

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Closes: Friday, October 14, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, education, social work, student development or related field 
  • Customer service skills sufficient to meet the VGCC Vanguard Vision commitment and service standards 
  • Knowledge of assessments, resources, services, and effective technologies to address student needs 
  • Ability to effectively communicate in written and oral form  
  • Training and/or experience in providing support services to individuals from traditionally underserved groups and must have a strong commitment to the value of education for all individuals 

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, education, social work, student development, higher education leadership, administration or related field        

Position Description

In accordance with the organizational chart and overall plan of Vance-Granville Community College, the Academic Advisor reports to the Director of Advising and College Success and is responsible for providing academic and student development guidance and coaching designed to support student learning and persistence.  The Academic Advising also tracks academic progress, assists students with the development of academic success, academic improvement and academic recovery plans, and coach students on strategies to balance academic and work/family issues. 

 This position is assigned to the VGCC Franklin Campus, in Franklin NC; although, some travel to other counties in the college’s service area could be needed. Consistent with VGCC’s Teleworking Policy, this position is eligible for up to 2 days per week of telework after the first 6 months of employment. Limited teleworking ability during registration and advising periods.     

The following listing of essential job duties indicates the general nature and level of work required in this job.  This is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required in this job.  Individuals assigned to this job may be asked to perform other duties as required.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job.  

Essential Duties:

  • Manage a caseload of first-year students with the overall goal of supporting their academic persistence and college completion. 
  • Set initial meeting of first-year learner to discuss career planning, and course planning.
  • Assist students with accessing the registration portal and course registration.
  • Develop, coordinate, facilitate, and/or present academic planning and career development modules and special workshops (e.g. choosing a major).
  • Counsel and advise students in making career related decisions using assessment instruments where appropriate; assist students in the use of existing resources for learning about careers of interest to them. 
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to connect the learning management system with supportive content and interactive services to enhance student learning and development outside the classroom.
  • Attend curriculum divisional and/or departmental meetings. 
  • Provide appropriate referrals to the correct resource to address an issue of concern beyond the scope of the advisor.
  • Use best practices and technologies to engage students to reduce attrition rates: individual or group meetings, emails, regroup alert and mass notification, special seminars or sessions, etc. 
  • Teach ACA 115 or ACA 122 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Advising and College Success or Dean of Students, Equity, Retention, and Success.

Physical Demands:

  • Light work that includes moving objects up to 30 pounds.
  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing.

How to Apply

Please apply on our school's website: Apply Here.

Job Post Contact

Kevin Tompkins