Educational Advisor, Student Support Services

Educational Advisor, Student Support Services


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100


Commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the college salary plan.



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 1, 2019
Closes: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, August 5, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Full-time, 10-month

Reports to

Director of Student Support Services (SAGE)

Employment Type

Full-time, 10-month

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in education, counseling, higher education or related area

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with academic and career advising; knowledge of the college transfer process and financial aid; strong listening, collaboration, problem solving and negotiation skills

Position Description

The Educational Advisor is a 10-month, full-time position in SAGE, a federally funded Student Support Services TRIO program that provides academic support services to first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities. The Educational Advisor’s primary responsibilities are to oversees the tutoring program and provide academic, career, financial and college transfer advising to SAGE students. The Advisor reports to the Director of Student Support Services (SAGE). The position requires occasional nights and weekends.

Job Duties:

College Transfer Advising:
• Advise college transfer students about all aspects of the college transfer process including career exploration, selecting a college major, comparing prospective universities, and applying for admissions and financial aid.
• Provide academic advising and assistance in course selection, with specific attention to designing course schedules and transfer plans that include equivalent courses to fulfill the student’s WCC degree requirements, as well as necessary prerequisite and major courses at the university.
• Facilitate and coordinate student trips to 4-year colleges; correspond with admissions and faculty at 4-year schools.
• Assist in coordinating and overseeing the SSS (SAGE) tutoring program and study groups, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and supervising professional and peer tutors; seek referrals and recommendations from faculty
Other Duties:
• Provide career advising
• Assist students with FAFSA and scholarship applications 
• Provide advising aimed at improving the financial literacy of students
• Assist with enrollment, needs assessment, and tracking of students in Student Support Services (SAGE).
• Prepare biannual planner which serves to inform all SAGE students of important program and WCC events and activities. Administer the SAGEsocial media site.
• Serve on the WCC Financial Aid/Scholarship committee.
• Other related duties, training, and development as required by supervisor.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Sherry Cox