PT-University Transfer Advising Specialist

PT-University Transfer Advising Specialist


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC 28590


Depends upon Qualifications



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Closes: Monday, January 2, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Foreign Language/University Transfer Department Chair

Employment Type

Part-Time Temporary

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree required. Experience in the NC Community College System preferred. Two years of advising experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:  Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of walking, standing, climbing, balancing, reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling and crawling, and which may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 20 pounds).


Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.


Interpersonal Communication:  Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange pertinent and vital information to co-workers.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor and the giving of information and instructions.


Language Ability:  Requires ability to read a variety of books, policy and procedure manuals, schedules, etc. Requires the ability to prepare reports, logs, records, etc. with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.


Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagrammatic or schedule form.  Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.  Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.


Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions; and to teach and counsel volunteers and staff. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational and ethnic backgrounds and in a variety of technical and/or professional languages.


Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to utilize principles of fractions; ability to interpret graphs.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.


Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery, and other special equipment; and to operate motor vehicles.


Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, etc. Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination and Visual Acuity:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color; requires the visual acuity to determine depth perception, night vision, peripheral vision, inspection for small parts; preparing and analyzing written or computer data, etc.


Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.


Physical Communications:  Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing:  perceiving nature of sounds by ear).


Position Description

The duties of the Advising Specialist will include the following:  Advising Associate in Arts and Associate in Science students while working in the University Transfer/Associate in General Education Student Success Center; coordinating the SSC advisor schedules; training and mentoring university transfer advisors; organizing, scheduling/promoting college/university visits and presentations; attending outreach events, updating the University Transfer website; and answering University Transfer SSC email. This position reports to the Foreign Language/University Transfer Department Chair.

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.


Responds to telephone calls and emails in a timely manner.


Receives, reviews, processes, files, and/or submits a variety of documents and reports.


Operates a variety of office equipment such as computer, printer, fax machine, copier, telephone, etc.


Interacts and communicates with various individuals and groups such as students, faculty, staff, other division personnel, various community agencies, high school counselors/students, community leaders, students/customer, Supervisor, department heads, and the general public.


Advises transfer students in the UT/AGE Student Success Center; reviews and evaluates student programs of study; provides training and workshops for faculty advisors.


Serves students by providing current program information, creating student educational plans, assists students in choosing a major and researching curricula, guiding students through university admission requirements.


Provides students with career-oriented materials to use for exploration and research of intended majors.


Makes student referrals to campus resources such as the Student Assistance Program, Accessibility Services, Tutoring.


Promotes Student Success Center events and communicates with transfer students via email and text.


Maintains the University Transfer website.


Has knowledge of and ability to use the Student Success Center online tracking program.


Collects data and generates reports.


Communicates with colleges and universities, organizes and promotes college/university visits and events.


Attends University Transfer development workshops, professional enhancement programs, etc.


Communicates with staff and faculty to overall awareness of curriculum information, including student success navigators.


Refers to college catalogs, NC Common Course Library, policy manuals, NC Community College Website, University Websites and Curricula, CFNC, University of NC System Office and State program standards. Etc.


Reviews transfer credits of applicants and facilitate transfer equivalent recommendations by researching course descriptions.


Completes a variety of advising forms such as change of major, drop/add, official withdrawal, etc.



Performs related duties as directed.

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