Davie Academic & Student Life Advisor Engagement and Retention Coach

Davie Academic & Student Life Advisor Engagement and Retention Coach


Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186


$35,932.00 - $46,712.00 Annually


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, August 5, 2022
Closes: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate Profile:


Throughout the screening process, successful applicants will be evaluated on the demonstration of these qualities:


  • Knowledge of and experience implementing effective advising processes that impact student success and retention
  • Ability to assess individual needs and provide proactive, targeted support services
  • Ability to understand and interpret policies/procedures to make sound judgments and good decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and collegially work with others and develop and maintain relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent written/oral communications
  • Knowledge of and experience using educational technology
  • Familiarity with and commitment to the mission and purpose of community college education
  • Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours and travel


Qualifications Required


Education and Experience 

  • Master’s degree in higher education administration, student development, education or related field from an accredited institution or a Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of work experience providing academic or career advising

Preferred Qualifications

Qualifications Preferred

  • Work experience in higher education setting
  • Experience in developing and delivering student activities and programs
  • Experience understanding human behavior and its effect on decision-making
  • Experience understanding the effects of social, economic, and cultural background on motivation, as a source of empowerment and identity.

Position Description

Davidson-Davie Community College is an award-winning institution known for a commitment to excellence and student success. The College community is dedicated to providing a high quality education designed to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. To this end, the College celebrates the value of a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. The College’s faculty and staff are passionate about equity and our responsibility to work with each unique student to support them in successfully attaining their goals.

The College’s benefits and other resources make it possible to excel both professionally and personally. We are a dynamic community that supports and celebrates the success of all of its members. The future is here!


The Davie Academic & Student Life Advisor/Engagement and Retention Coach provides learning-centered academic advising and case management to assist students through a guided pathway experience that aligns with their life and career goals.  The Advisor understands and articulates campus programs, policies, and procedures and helps students develop strategies to address academic persistence and completion.  In addition, the Advisor connects students to campus activities and student engagement opportunities that enrich the Davie Campus experience.


The Advisor reports to the Director, Davie Student Services and has the following responsibilities:


Utilizes developmental, strength-based, and learning-centered advising approaches to provide comprehensive, culturally responsive, equitable, holistic, proactive advising to students.


Assists students in developing and navigating a comprehensive guided pathway from entry to completion to include engagement activities and an understanding of the various academic transfer and professional/technical programs and degrees/diplomas certificates options the college offers.


Assists students with creating comprehensive customized educational plans to include campus activities to ensure their success; monitors academic performance, and guides students to successful completion of their graduation requirements.


Assists students on academic warning, probation and suspension in identifying and understanding problems or concerns that affect academic achievement, provides appropriate interventions and supports achievement of academic success by referring students to institutional and/or community resources as appropriate.


Utilizes early alert technologies and strategies for outreach and to track academic progress.


Develops success plans to improve student retention, progression, and completion, including developing, delivering and sponsoring workshops, seminars, etc. on student success strategies.


Assists students with initial screenings for available support resources to meet student’s personal and financial need.  


Participates in the development and implementation of new student enrollment and orientation sessions and in the development of advising materials, including e-advising services and processes that facilitate an efficient and effective advising system.


Facilitates the development, delivery, and notification of student activities and programs, including but not limited to co-curricular events and fitness center services, at the Davie Campus.


Works with Director, Davie Student Services to provide assistance to students with recruitment, admissions and financial aid processes.


Assists the Director, Davie Student Services in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes and program goals.


Communicates and collaborates regularly and effectively with faculty and staff throughout the College to remain knowledgeable about programs and services.


Engages in professional development activities, including but not limited to, memberships in professional organizations, workshops, academic department training sessions, and conferences, staying abreast of current academic advising approaches and resources.

Maintains sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.

Critically evaluates advising practices and College processes and provide ideas for improvement when needed


Actively participates in planning and decision-making for student success initiatives


Participates in campus committees and attends College and division events and meetings.


Supports the mission, vision, and values of the College


Performs other duties as assigned which support the purpose and initiatives of the College

Job Post Contact

Davidson-Davie Community College


Fax:  336-249-1933