Academic Advisor I

Academic Advisor I


Mitchell Community College
500 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-878-3200

Job Location

Statesville and Mooresville


2,471 - 3,089


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Closes: Sunday, March 22, 2020

Target Start Date

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Myra Lewis

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. Provision: BA or BS in-progress may be considered if currently enrolled with 60% + coursework completion, and 3.0+ GPA
  • a minimum of one year of experience in an advising or guidance capacity is required; some experience will be considered if graduate student or graduate assistant, intern, or previous Federal Work Study.  
  • experience working with and a demonstrated sensitivity to understanding the needs and concerns of a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation college students, is essential to the incumbent's success
  • experience working with students in a higher education, specifically community college, setting preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • experience working with students in a higher education, specifically community college, setting preferred
  • Spanish speaking desirable

Position Description

Job Summary:
The Academic Advisor I, Student Services Division, will manage a caseload of students, providing academic, social and personal support and success coaching to our students under direct supervision and support of an Academic Advisor II.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • work as a hands-on educational planner, academic advisor, mentor and coach to a caseload of students - instilling a sense of excitement regarding student success, retention, and graduation
  • assist students with the challenges balancing academic life with external commitments and situations that may interfere with their ability to be successful students
  • promote academic success by continually monitoring student progress throughout the semester
  • work with students and faculty to ensure that individual advisees are engaged with the College and are maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  • Teaches advisees the registration process during onboarding and each semester as needed ensuring that they are working to resolve any holds on their accounts, including, but not limited to student accounts, financial aid, admissions, and registration holds
  • assist with new student enrollment and recruitment activities including; but not limited to, placement testing, open houses, orientation, FAFSA Days, etc.

Related Responsibilities:

  • keep current on all aspects of academic programs, academic support services, student information system procedures, enrollment processes and procedures, College policies, mission and philosophy
  • serve on college-wide committees
  • review policies/procedures and recommend changes with the goal of improving the student experience
  • complete other duties and assignments as directed

How to Apply

Mitchell Community College Website

Job Post Contact

Denise Barnhardt

Director Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator 


704-978-3117 (fax)