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Pool - Academic Advising Specialist

Requisition ID req1758
Employment Type Casual Employee
Position Summary

Requires both Onsite and Remote Work 
20 - 30 hours per week, TBD
Mandatory Training Days: TBD
Pate Rate: $18.60/hour

The Academic and Career Pathways Guidance Division is seeking several casual, part-time Academic Advising Specialists. This position will serve new and returning PCC students.

The ideal candidate has diversity, equity, and inclusion training, a strong interest in working with students who sit on the margins and pulling them to the center, and an awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of first generation college students.

Primary duties:
- Working effectively with all members of the college community, including those from underrepresented and/or underserved backgrounds and identities.
- Helping students develop academic goals and class plans.
- Serving students in-person, virtually, by phone, and over email.
- Referring students to appropriate academic and non-academic resources such as the Accessible Education Office, Financial Aid, Student Learning Centers, Basic Needs Resources, and Identity Centers. 
- Assessing students reading, writing, and math placements
- Performing unofficial transcript evaluations
- Providing information on credit and non-credit programs at PCC
- Presenting information to groups of students
- Helping students register for classes
- Creating and maintaining active case files/documentation on individual students
- Ability to use various technologies, including: general business software such as the Google suite, Zoom/teleconferencing applications, student information systems or databases, document management software

The employee can work up to 959 hours per fiscal year.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Available to work a flexible, hybrid (onsite and remote) schedule, including evenings and Saturdays
  • Ability to arrive to work on time at your scheduled location
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Attend mandatory paid trainings and staff meetings
  • Willingness to work in multiple areas under the Academic & Career Pathways Division


Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly.

For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.