Location: Hyannis, MA Category: Staff Positions Posted On: Mon Sep 9 2019 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Director of the Adult Education Center (AEC) the Academic and Career Advisor assists program participants in setting and achieving student academic and career goals.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Follows DESE counseling/advising guidelines to incorporate career and college readiness skills and an individual career and education plan activities into each student's individual program experience.
Meets Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM with Hyannis Center HiSET/GED PM students individually and in groups throughout the year to explain program services, set and document individual goals, and assist with the development, assimilation, and documentation of FY19 My Life Plan for L3 students at this site.
Helps provide transition support and guidance to assist and advise students with assessing their interests, strengths, skills and life and career goals, and plan stages and next steps to completing those goals.
Participates in student intake, assessment, class placement, and orientation of learners in cooperation with other program staff.
Uses internal data systems as required to document student data on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
Monitors attendance and follows up with students and staff regarding absences in an ongoing effort to retain students in the DESE Adult Education program.
Ensures that students understand program expectations as stated during orientation.
Assesses need for outside community services, researches those services, and makes appropriate referrals to students as needed.
Meets and consults with teachers and appropriate administrative staff regarding student or classroom issues. Works with student and teacher to resolve classroom issues while keeping Director appraised of matters at hand.
Attends and participates in HiSET/GED staff meetings, Advisor team meetings, as well as required professional development activities.
Attends at least 12 hours/year professional development training for assessment, orientation, advising, and evolving DESE mandates.
Facilitates workshops on education, training, and career issues for staff and students as developed with the Advising team.
Maintains a liaison role with CCCC offices/departments, referring community agencies and other support/counseling programs that benefit adult learners.
Assists with special projects as needed.
Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, student services, adult basic education, HiSET/GED studies or a related discipline.
Three years of experience working with Adult Learners with demonstrated ability to relate to the needs and interests of adult students enrolled in ABE, ESOL, or HiSET/GED courses.
Demonstrated experience with multicultural students.
Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Familiarity with Cape Cod social service agencies.
Demonstrated experience using information technology including entering and manipulating information in a database format, and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Commitment to the community college philosophy.
Experience, an appreciation for, and commitment to working in a global, multicultural academic setting.
COMPENSATION: $27.00 per hour for up to 10 hours per week, 2 hours per month for staff meetings and 12 hours per year of professional development. Approximate period of employment: September 2019 - June 2020. Non-benefited, grant-funded, MCCC Unit Position.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.
Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.
This appointment is subject to grant funding and the FY2020 budget appropriations.
Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.
Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.