Job Number 1811037

Advocate, Special Populations

This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.
Position Information

Location Riverside
Hours 40 hours/week as assigned; Monday, 10-7pm, Tuesday through Friday 8-5pm, First Saturday of each month, some Nights and weekends
Salary Professional 1/120 ($39,700.00 - $56,715.00)
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Director, Special Supports and Grants
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
General Statement of Job

To advise and assist academically and/or economically disadvantaged students needing assistance and support to succeed in an academic setting and improve future employability options.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides counseling for individuals and groups, including career and educational planning, decision making, values clarification, and understanding and overcoming barriers to academic success.
  2. Provides academic counseling and advising, including course selection, degree planning, review of transfer information, and determination of ultimate employment objectives.
  3. Analyzes information about individuals through interviews, assessments, and records to appraise their interests, abilities, and potential barriers to academic success.
  4. Provides case management services through on-going contact and follow up with students, and coordinates referrals to college and community services as needed.
  5. Determines eligibility for special assistance programs offered by the college.
  6. Selects and recommends textbooks to be purchased for the Lending Library.
  7. Gathers and updates data, analyzes, and incorporates data in working on solutions for students and also to distribute caseloads.
  8. Assists with college-related community outreach, networking, and recruiting students.
  9. Participates in program planning, development, and documentation.

Additional Job Specific Duties


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Technology Skills

Required Work Experience

Required Education

Preferred Education

Other Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements


HR Use Only

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.