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Academic Advisor Early College

Gateway Community and Technical College
500 Technology Way
Florence KY 41042

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $45,500
Posted Date: 03/25/2024
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Academic Advisor Early College

Job Description

  • Provides program facilitation and student support services to students in the Gateway Early College Opportunities (ECO) program.
  • This position will work with the Director of Early College Opportunities to recruit, orient, enroll, and advise students in the ECO.
  • In addition, this position will assist with matriculating the students into degree-seeking programs during or after participation in the ECO and dual credit programs.
  • This position will split time on both the secondary and college campuses.


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for communicating with district and high school faculty and staff, parents, students, and community about the ECO, recruiting students, and conducting new student/parent information/orientation sessions.
  • Works closely with admissions staff to ensure admissions procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for providing general admission, advising, and registration services to students and prospective students enrolled in classes at the ECO; maintaining accurate student records by assisting students in completing all necessary paperwork for enrolling into the ECO.
  • When needed, assist students/schools with understanding where to access the additional admission services (EdReady, etc.).
  • Assists seniors who are ECO students and community members with understanding the GCTC college admission process and provides information on other student support services that may be needed, such as Financial Aid, FAFSA workshops, Admissions HS, and GCTC transcript requests.
  • Serves as the advisor to the ECO students; Provides and conducts an array of student support services that advisors generally cover, including early alert, semester advising, and student problem-solving/planning.
  • Serves as a central point of contact for students who pose retention risks, providing complex organizational information about educational options, academic requirements, and institutional resources and addressing their needs.
  • Participates in professional development activities, especially those that will enhance the skills utilized in this position, and GCTC college-wide meetings.
  • Must have proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Forms, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and Word).
  • Other duties assigned by the Director, Early College Opportunities.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 1-2 years experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent organizational skills; high attention to detail; independent; self-motivated; able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with many individuals at all levels throughout the internal college environment and external business and community partners, representing himself/herself professionally and courteously.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and prioritize projects to meet deadlines with high levels of efficiency and accuracy.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-4 years experience.
  • Experience in P-16 education would be helpful due to working with the high school student population.
  • Experience in and understanding of working with students from diverse populations is preferred.
  • Experience working at the community college level is preferred.


Compensation & Benefits

Gateway Community & Technical College offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity, including:

  • Exceptional health care, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family.
  • Tuition reimbursement/waiver for you, your spouse, and dependents.
  • 403(b) retirement plan: a 5% employee contribution receives a 10% employer match.
  • Vacation/Sick Time.
  • Work-Life Balance.
  • 9.5 Paid Holidays.
  • 2 Weeks of Institutional Closing Pay (Last two weeks of December) for qualifying positions.
  • Employee Assistance Program.


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