Job: Life Direction Center Advisor

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Posted: 09/15/2014

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1401

Job Description


Location: Lakewood
Department: Life Directions Center
Job Type: Full time

Spiritual Requirements

  1. Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming 'born again' thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  2. Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  3. Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  4. Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU's Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Objectives promulgated by the University.

Job Summary

The Life Directions Center (LDC) Advisor position is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of the Life Directions Center. The purpose of the LDC is to equip authentic disciples of Christ to discern their life calling, achieve academic success and engage in meaningful service.


Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Provide mentoring for a cohort of students. The majority of this cohort will be undeclared freshmen students. This mentoring includes personal care, spiritual care, academic care, and career care.
  2. Coordinate a robust undeclared program including events, programs and individual meetings that provide career counseling, assessments (MBTI/Strong/StrengthQuest) and other opportunities for students to explore and confirm a major and to help students grow in their understanding of God's call and purpose for their lives.
  3. Assist students with a variety of other resources such as academic success, tutoring, Study Abroad, Ministry Hours opportunities, etc.
  4. Provide academic advising to students, course selection and adherence to a degree plan to ensure timely graduation and assist the student in pursuing the opportunities to meet the academic goals they set.
  5. Update and maintain detailed records of student's academic progress using office tools and university database system. Students should also be provided with documentation to re-cap and remind them of items discussed with their Advisor.
  6. Work with faculty, Deans and the Registrar's Office (Service Central) to ensure cohesive communication regarding academic requirements.
  7. Coordinate Disability Services testing and technology accommodations for students who qualify.
    1. Organize the testing process, collaborating with professors about upcoming tests, acquiring tests, and returning tests and working with advisors who schedule the time of the exams.
    2. Check-in students testing in the LDC.
    3. Research and provide assistive technology to serve students with accommodations. This includes but is not limited to: Braille printing, text to audio conversion, audio to text conversion, ordering audio textbooks, etc.
    4. Troubleshoot assistive technology issues as they arise.
  8. Plan and facilitate relevant events and programs with the rest of the Life Directions Center team.
  9. Supporting CCU's Student Life department through involvement in campus wide programming, committees and events.
  10. Other duties as may be assigned by the LDC Director.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  1. 4 year Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required, with a Master's degree in Student Development, Education or related field preferred.
  2. 2-3 years experience working in Christian higher education, preferred.
  3. Needs to have a passion for helping students deepen their relationship with God and develop as the man or woman of God that they are designed to be.
  4. Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  5. Certification and/or experience with personality, interest and strengths assessments preferred (Examples: MBTI, Strong, StrengthsQuest).
  6. Experience and/or interest in disabilities accommodations in the areas of technology and testing required.
  7. Self starter, personable, organized and a team player.
  8. Excellent at balancing multiple priorities and a large number of meetings in a very fast paced environment, especially during high demand periods of a semester.
  9. Adapts quickly and cheerfully to changing priorities and processes.
  10. Proficient with Microsoft Office and experience using and maintaining a shared database system.
  11. Enjoys learning, being stretched professionally and creative problem solving.
  12. Event planning or programming experience, preferred.

Nature of Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk; stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; speak with clarity, have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. You may be required to work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends



Important Notes

Application Process
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.

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