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Academic Advisor for Manufacturing & Transportation Division

Posted: 07/15/2021

Gateway Community & Technical College invites applications for the Academic Advisor for Manufacturing & Transportation Division. This full-time advisor will provide accurate academic advising for Manufacturing & Transportation students and provide support to academic divisions at Gateway.

Gateway Community & Technical College is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and is a public two-year degree-granting institution serving the Northern Kentucky Region. Gateway engages, connects, and inspires all students through education to successfully champion our region’s competitive workforce and improve their quality of life.

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

  • Exceptional health care, vision, 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
  • Employee Assistance Program 

Anticipated start date: August 2021

Initial review of applicants will begin after the position closes, and applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

Gateway Community & Technical College is located in Northern Kentucky - part of the Greater Cincinnati Region and is Northern Kentucky’s only public, accredited, comprehensive two-year institution. Gateway offers high-quality, targeted education to meet the personal and professional needs of students, and contribute to the economic development of the region.

Gateway is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and we are committed to creating a campus environment that values the exploration, appreciation, and celebration of diversity while promoting inclusiveness, multiculturalism, and global awareness.


  • Provide Academic Advising
    • Responsible for providing academic advising for new, transfer, and first-semester students.
    • Support exploration of the student's academic and career objectives.
    • Identify non-academic barriers and offer appropriate internal and external referrals.
  • Communicates Effectively and collaborates with others
    • Responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative and supportive relationships with faculty, student support programs, and college offices and communicating efficiently both orally and written.
  • Supports Advising Department Operation
    • Responsible to act as interim Advising Department Director when Director is out of office.
    • Must be able to assume daily office managerial issues when needed. 
    • Provides divisional support for Academic Dean and faculty within the division. 
  • Accurate Maintenance of Student files
    • Responsible for recording and maintaining files accurately, in paper and software programs.
    • Create an individualized student SMART Plan (Student Mentoring Through Advising, Retention & Transitions).
  • Demonstrate Professional Behavior
    • Responsible for effective and appropriate interactions with diverse populations and providing in-person advising on different GCTC campuses when needed.
  • Provide Excellent Customer Service
    • Responsible for providing a high standard of customer service when assisting students with problem resolution and ability to seek input from alternate authority if necessary, use good judgment and work effectively under pressure.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Education, Counseling or any related field, or equivalent.
  • 1 - 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience in and understanding of the importance of working with students from diverse populations. 
  • 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 as well as external business and community partners, representing his/herself in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and, in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and prioritize projects to meet deadlines with high levels of efficiency and accuracy. 
  • Must have proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree, or equivalent.
  • 3 - 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of higher education advising is a plus
  • Experience in and understanding of the importance of working with students from diverse populations. 
  • Experience working at the community college level.

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