Academic Advisor

Scott Community College is seeking a Academic Advisor.

Position Title:

Academic Advisor

Reporting Relationship:

Associate Dean of Students

Starting Salary:

$45,000

Position Summary:

Provides information about college programs, admissions policies and procedures. Ensures accurate information sharing and college enrollment. Duties will include thorough academic planning, career exploration, scheduling of courses and college tuition payment options. Assists in coordinating workshops, orientation, and special advising events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required. 
  • 3 years of student service experience is required. 
  • Must demonstrate exceptional written communication skills. 
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
  • Computer literacy is essential. Experience with Student Information Systems is preferred.


Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Understand and be able to explain all programs and majors offered by EICC/Scott Community College.
  2. Provide students with information regarding application, educational offerings, financial aid, assessment testing, and course placement, selection of college courses, and related District policies and processes.
  3. Assist students in the development of an educational plan.
  4. Consult informational documents, web sites and institutional contacts to advise students on course transferability and support students’ transfer goals.
  5. Identify and utilize a variety of resources to assist students with career decision-making and selection of a major.
  6. Supports student retention efforts by pro-actively engaging with students to ensure their academic advancement.
  7. Assist with events organized to provide enrollment and advising services.
  8. Inform students about alternatives, limitations, and possible consequences of academic decisions. Authorize course withdrawals.
  9. Remain current with technology used to provide advising services and information.
  10. Is committed to providing quality service that meets or exceeds the expectations of internal and external customers.
  11. Responsible for managing retention cases referred by the faculty.
  12. Provide proactive referrals of students to college, district, and community service agencies as appropriate.
  13. Work closely with various departments within the college to determine enrollment objectives and develop appropriate strategies for achieving those objectives.
  14. Assist with the coordination, planning and delivery of college orientation sessions both campus and online.
  15. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Physical Requirements:

N/A

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For consideration please complete online application and send resume and cover letter to e-mail EICC-HR@eicc.edu.

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.