Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor


Piedmont Community College
1715 College Drive
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: 336-599-1181

Job Location

Piedmont Community College, Person County Campus, 1715 College Dr., Roxboro, NC 27574


$42,072.00 - $45,000.00


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Closes: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

M-F 8am-5:00pm

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in academic/admissions support, customer service, human resources, and/or counseling is required. 

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in advising counseling, high education administration, leadership, student development, or a related field is preferred. 

Position Description

The primary responsibility of the academic advisor is to help students develop academic advising plans and identify support services. The position involves advising students about courses, academic progress, and assisting them in making educational and personal decisions related to graduation and career aspirations. The advisor will provide holistic advising services informed by the latest research and best practices. 

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate advising plans for students.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for students through the entire onboarding process. 
  • Collaborate with program coordinators for current program information. 
  • Coordinate referral process for students having difficulties using the early alert system Aviso. 
  • Track contact with students through Aviso. 
  • Participate in the delivery of student services in a cross-function team approach. 
  • Advise students about the content and structure of postsecondary programs including graduation and/or transfer requirements for a particular program of study. 
  • Audit, monitor, and evaluate students' academic progress. 
  • Provide intrusive counseling, proactive case management services through ongoing contact, and follow-up with assigned students. 
  • Coordinate referrals to available college and community services as needed to assist students in achieving academic success. 
  • Monitor student progress toward goal completion. 
  • Identify key points of student attrition. 
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality while handling student information through the use of tact, discretion, and in compliance with FERPA.
  • Empower assigned caseload of students to effectively communicate with faculty and student development and become better connected to resources and support services.
  • Advise students with a continuous focus on degree progress and personal wellness. 
  • Interpret testing results relevant to placement decisions and determine student readiness for college programs. 
  • Build rapport and trust with students, serve as an information center, and direct students to the appropriate resources. 
  • Assist students in the development of an educational plan including choosing a program of study and/or clarifying educational goals.
  • Submit monthly activity reports as requested. 

Additional Duties

  • Serve on various committees.
  • Provide educational workshops for staff and faculty.
  • Serve as a liaison between students and faculty. 
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor. 

How to Apply

Please apply on our aplication platform at: https: 

Resume, Cover Letter, and Unoffical Transcripts required for application consideration. 

Job Post Contact

Tina Lawrence
Human Resources Business Partner 
Piedmont Community College