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Director/Academic Advisor for M-TEC

Assist, advises, and collaborates closely with main campus staff on all related matters to student services activities at M-TEC.


Assist, advises, and collaborates closely with main campus staff on all related matters to student services activities at M-TEC.

Supervises non-instructional staff, coordinates activities, and arranges for appropriate training and technical support

Prepares and administers M-TEC operational budgets for student services

Administers college policies, procedures, practices, and communicates decisions of the board of trustees and college administration to M-TEC student services personnel

Assists in conducting advisory committee meetings as requested by the college president

Serves as a liason to Otsego County, its agencies and people, and represents the college at community functions

Routinely collects data useful in managing services at the M-TEC site

Works collaboratively with the Executive Director of the University Center at Gaylord on matters of shared operations

Participates in planning special activities and carries out strategic initiatives

Ensures efficient scheduling and allotment of M-TEC classrooms and labs through collaboration with the Dean of Instruction

Meets with new students to discuss admission requirements, financial aid, and assists students with setting up their academic schedules and completing the registration process

Provides academic advising to M-TEC students in collaboration with M-TEC faculty; coordinates and monitors academic activity and progress from the time of application through graduation

Acts as liaison to agencies sponsoring students and local area high schools sponsoring dual-enrolled students

Consults with central campus to provide professional counseling for students

Evaluates students’ applications, and other student services materials to determine individual criteria for program admission

Updates and maintains student files, monitors student progress, corresponds with students on an ongoing basis, and prepares preliminary graduation audits for the Registrar

Coordinates and conducts new student registration and orientation with assistance from main campus

Participates in college night and community events (college night) to represent and promote the M-TEC

Maintains highly confidential information and protects the confidentiality of student information

Responsible for taking payments from students and posting payments to student accounts

Provides oversight to college admissions testing at M-TEC.

Provides support to Registrar on the main campus

Performs other related tasks as required

SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the dean of student services in cooperation with the president and dean of instruction


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human services, or related area
  • Three to five years of experience in an academic setting or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position
  • Proficiency in a wide variety of software applications (spreadsheets, tables, graphs, data base management) and ability to learn new software as need arises
  • Ability to work effectively with students, professionals, and governmental entities in an adult academic setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with personnel, administration and governing boards
  • Demonstrated effective leadership capabilities
  • Experience working in post-secondary education is desirable

JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of work, impact, self-reliance, work standards, technical/professional self development, teamwork, written communications, oral presentations, delegation, performance results, negotiation, sensitivity, initiative, analysis, decisiveness, dependability, planning and organizing, persuasiveness, attention to detail, stress tolerance, judgment, commitment to the college, informal communication, influence


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.