Academic Advisor, Program Advising

Academic Advisor, Program Advising


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-398-7900

Job Location

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville, North Carolina

Main Campus


Salary: $37,284 - $41,952 Total Comp: $55,417 - $61,477



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, July 16, 2021
Closes: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, August 16, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday – Friday, (Occasional Saturdays), M- Thurs. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., & Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., some evenings

Reports to

Director, Program Advising

Employment Type

Full Time Regular

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements (Applicant must meet all of the minimum requirements)

1. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree;
2. Must have a minimum of one year of full-time or equivalent experience in one of the following areas: college or university academic advising, university admissions advising or instruction in Arts and Sciences;
3. Must have experience working with demographically diverse college students.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

1. Must have a minimum of a Master’s degree
2. Experience with Colleague or computerized college information systems in general;
3. Must have a minimum of one year of full-time or equivalent experience working either in a community college setting or working directly with the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement at a UNC system school or the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement;
4. Experience with A-B Tech pathways;
5.  Experience with A-B Tech curricula;
6. Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language.

Position Description

Job Description Summary

Provide advising in transfer strategy (including eight-semester plans) and course selection based on an intended four-year program

of study. Follow up with students identified as ‘at at risk’ based on the College’s Early Alert process. Understand and interpret

placement, college policies, procedures, and degree requirements, and refer to campus services as necessary.


1. Academic advising, including scheduling, registration, and graduation readiness for college transfer program students.

2. Lead advisor for specialized pathways (education, computers, etc.).

3. Assist students with the overall enrollment process, including basic financial aid information, placement, and placement

score interpretation.

4. Understand, and interpret, the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA), and the eight-semester plans provided by the participating NC four-year universities.

5. Serve as an information resource and respond to inquiries from parents, students, faculty, and staff by maintaining knowledge of transfer program requirements and regulations.

6. Provide assistance to the distance advisor for online student enrollment and advising.

7. Assist students with understanding the program evaluation process in Self Service.

8. Work with students to facilitate completion, identifying students who are close to completion and proactively reaching out to facilitate enrollment in final classes and submission of Completion Applications.

9. Follow up with transfer program students identified as ‘at risk’ by faculty via the Early Alert process, connecting them with appropriate community resources or College services related to financial, professional, and related personal or academic concerns.

10. Connect students to senior institutions through coordination of college visits, transfer college fairs, and field trips to college/university visitation days.

11. Serve on college committees as requested.

12. Assist with transfer program and college recruitment efforts.

13. Contributes to the overall success of the University Transfer Advising Center by remaining competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development sessions, and attending training. 
14. Teaches 3 courses each calendar year. 
15. Contributes to the College Vision, Mission, Values, and RISE statement. 
16. Supports workforce diversity in all its aspects. 
17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Post Contact

Jobs Website:

HR Main Phone: 828-398-7114