Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) serves the transfer, career and technical education needs of our region’s residents, businesses and industries in a district area that encompasses eight counties and approximately 5,000 sq. miles. More than 28,400 students enroll in Business and Community Solutions courses and academic certificate, diploma and degree programs every year. NICC offers associate’s degrees and general education courses that readily transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and state-of-the-art technology and lab areas that prepare students for high demand careers.
The College has two primary campuses in Peosta and Calmar, and seven service locations in Cresco, Dubuque, Manchester, New Hampton, Oelwein and Waukon, that offer convenient amenities, services, educational resources and computer labs for students.
As one of northeast Iowa’s largest employers, the College employs 680 faculty and staff members, and the average tenure of all part-time and full-time faculty is 12 years.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class.
Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Build a positive mentoring relationship with students and strive to resolve issues that may impede student success.
Provide academic and career advising for current and potential students at NICC.
Evaluate assessment test scores, including ACCUPLACER, ACT, ALEKS, and COMPASS to ensure appropriate course placement.
Advise students on program requirements, sequencing of courses, and how to interpret degree audits to stay on track for graduation.
Assist students with the registration process.
Evaluate and monitor student academic progress and choices.
Make students aware of and refer them to college services and resources to promote academic success.
Assist students with transfer planning and opportunities as needed.
Meet and communicate regularly with current advisees and accepted students to provide information, resources, and support as they progress through the enrollment process at NICC.
Stay current with curriculum changes, graduation requirements, and all College policies, and be able to explain policies and procedures to students.
Provide advising information for prospective, new, and current students at College functions as requested.
Explain how to apply for and finalize financial aid as well as tuition and fee payment options.
Monitor and assist students who are not meeting financial aid satisfactory academic progress.
Help connect students to job search and resume writing resources.
Work cooperatively with college administration and faculty as a student advocate.
Promote student growth and development and reinforce student self-direction and self-sufficiency.
Participate in professional development and training to enhance advising skills.
Attend department/division meetings and serve on College committees as requested.
Uphold policies, procedures, and values of the College.
Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the NICC enrollment process, advising for program entry and completion requirements, and sequencing of course requirements to stay on track. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Knowledge of office procedures and protocols. Basic knowledge of career planning, financial aid, and placement processes. Ability to navigate software utilized in aforementioned processes. Understanding and ability to work with a diverse student population.
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