Advanced Technology Center Student Services Advisor

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Rock Valley College
Winnebago County, IL
Nov 07, 2022
Dec 07, 2022
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Position Title: Advanced Technology Center Student Services Advisor

Dept: Division of Student Affairs

Employee Status: Full Time

Type: Professional Staff Association (PSA)

Grade: B

Target Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

FLSA: Exempt

Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm (Will need to work until 6 pm one day per week. Occassional Staturdays are required.)

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, November 18

To save time applying, Rock Valley College does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Supervision is received from the Dean of Advising and Retention

Supervision Exercised: Direct administrative supervision is exercised over student workers.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Dean of Advising and Retention, the ATC Student Services Advisor will be responsible for the daily administration and operations of Student Service programs. These areas include: student recruitment, academic advising, career services, financial aid and payment, records and registration functions, and student life.

This position is located at the Advanced Technology Center in Belvidere, IL.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Additional related duties may be assigned.
  • Serve as student affairs division advisor to a caseload of students enrolled in credit and non credit programs at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Belvidere, IL.
  • Coordinate and provide activities including: recruitment, registration, new student orientation, program information sessions, student success workshops advising, career counseling, financial aid assistance, payment processing and student life. Case manage current students in all ATC programs.
  • Provide support to the development and improvement of programs and services to reach a diverse student population.
  • Foster an environment of departmental collaboration to ensure successful delivery of academic support and student services.
  • Develop academic pathways that aid students in transferring to other RVC campus locations to complete transfer or career program requirements.
  • Support the development of policies and procedures for all areas of student services at the ATC.
  • Respond to all inquiries, disputes, complaints in student services areas.
  • Teach STU 100, 101, and 103 as needed and appropriate.
  • Create an ATC communication plan that emphasizes responsive, respectful, and individualized support to the needs of prospective and current students.
  • Develop report(s) that highlight how efforts at the ATC align with Student Affairs Divisional goals.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with other departments.
  • Ensure the maintenance of student records and appointments to provide adequate data needed for effective decision-making.
  • Ensure proper procedures are implemented and followed.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate student workers.
  • Serve on RVC committees as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Some evening and weekend hours will be required.
  • Regular attendance is expected.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must possess the ability to keep information confidential.
  • Must use independent judgment to solve problems.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills are required.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in higher education leadership, counseling or student affairs field highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a wide range of students and community groups preferred.
  • Knowledge of collegiate academic/financial aid procedures is preferred.
  • Spanish language skills highly desirable.
  • Previous community college experience is desirable.
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and function autonomously.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.

Physical Demands

Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

Full-time Positions: (ADL, ADM, PSA, ESP)

The chosen candidate for this position will be offered an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and group life along with AD&D insurance. In addition, optional flexible spending accounts, LTD, supplemental life insurance and AD&D for you and your dependents. State Universities Retirement System (SURS) pension in place of Social Security and optional retirement savings programs. Complimentary use of the Fitness Center for employee and spouse or domestic partner, Educational Assistance, and Tuition Waivers for employee and dependents, paid holidays, 20 vacation days first year, 12 days paid sick leave each year, three personal days each year, which can accumulate up to 9 days. The College has an onsite clinic - RVCare.

Rock Valley College values diversity and is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment, as we believe that diversity in our organization encourages a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse organization and encourage all qualified applicants to apply today. We are also committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (815) 921-4760. Check out Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Wellness, Benefits, job openings, and more at Rock Valley College!