Guided Pathways Advisor 1

CT
Full Time
CT State Capital & Naugatuck Valley
Experienced

Details:  Two positions

Posted: May 22, 2024
Level: Community College Professional 16, 12-month, Special Appointment
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Location:

CT State Capital 
950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
CT State Naugatuck Valley 
750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT  06708

**This position is not remote**
For more information, please visit the campus website or www.ct.edu/hr/jobs

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The college supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, and advances positive change for the students, communities and industries it serves.

CT State Community College Vision:

Connecticut State Community College is recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

Connecticut State Community College commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date: 

August 2024

Position Summary:

The Guided Pathway Advisor 1 provides advising, support, mentoring and guidance to students under the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) policy and resultant Guided Pathways Advising (GPA) program. Guided Pathways Advisors serve as the primary point of contact for students from admission to completion. Advisors support students in the creation of an academic and career plan and are responsible for monitoring student progress on their plan, conducting research, and providing and coordinating resources, referrals and support to facilitate student retention and completion and eliminate equality gaps that exist for black, LatinX, and other marginalized students when compared to white students.

The Guided Pathways Advisor 1 reports to the Campus Director of Workforce Development and Continuing Education. The position may supervise and evaluate support staff, and student workers within the GPA program. This position requires extensive cooperative collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and other professionals in peer organizations and professional associations. The incumbent is expected to represent the College in a positive manner. This position maintains collaborative efforts between the academic division, student services departments, and other divisions, as necessary, to enhance student retention and completion. 

Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Campus Director of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, the Guided Pathways Advisor 1 is responsible for implementing the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) policy and the Guided Pathways Advising (GPA) program to improve students' abilities to successfully achieve their academic and career goals through effective performance in the following functional areas: 

  • Student engagement.
  • Academic and Career Advising
  • Retention and Holistic Supports
  • Advising Program Development
  • Technology Fluency and Data Analytics

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings.  These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and (1) one year of work experience OR a Master's Degree; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following: 

  • Experience with programs and strategies to support first-generation, low-income, non-traditional, minoritized, and at-risk students.
  • Experience utilizing technology for day-to-day task.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual: Spanish.
  • One (1) or more years of case management, advising or counseling experience, preferably in higher education.  
  • Conducting intakes and making referrals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complex and rapidly evolving field of Information Technology (IT), as well as the range of skills required for on the job success.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including the ability to initiate and complete assigned tasks with proficiency and independence.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and to travel, as necessary within contractual limitations.
  • Experience with student tracking for grant reporting in MS Office systems and other technology platforms.
  • Experience working with continuing education/adult students

Starting Salary:

Anticipated Salary; $62,033 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. This Grant Funded position has the potential of renewal through September 20, 2026.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable. 

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter may be entered as text in the corresponding box, or it can be uploaded as a combined file with the resume.  

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

For more information or to apply via our website at www.ct.edu/hr/jobs

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check, including granting permission to contact current and previous employers for verification. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, PhD, MSW, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, ([email protected]).

CSCC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F

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