Location: Wellesley Hills, MA Category: Full-Time Staff Posted On: Wed Oct 9 2019 Job Description:
The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community, and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population. Advise and counsel students to develop academic plans of study, to select curriculum, and course sequencing according to College and department policies. Design and offer advising and transfer services. Serve as a primary academic counselor to International Students and student-athletes and collaborate with institutional stakeholders to enhance student participation and promote success amongst these and other diverse populations. Perform administrative tasks and participate in programs associated with department activities. Be a resource to the college community in regard to advising services.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Serve as a primary academic counselor to International Students and student-athletes;
Work closely with staff from the Academic Achievement Center, IT, Financial Aid, Enrollment Center, Admissions, Student Engagement, and Student Development, as well as faculty and Academic Deans, and assist students in navigating and utilizing appropriate resources at the college;
Work closely with key constituents at the college on programs for a diverse student population;
Provide students assistance with planning to meet educational goals through advising, technology, career services, retention and transfer services;
Develop educational plans and monitor progress for various student groups and individual caseload of advisees;
Maintain knowledge of the curricula for MassBay degrees, certificate, courses and relevant transfer;
Maintain knowledge and currency with MassBay policies and procedures for admissions, enrollment, and completion of a program of study;
Evaluate and interpret placement test scores and transfer credit;
Assist students in planning appropriate courses for the student's academic program;
Assist students with adding and / or withdrawing from courses;
Assist students in obtaining developmental / tutorial assistance;
Participate in new student orientation (SOAR) activities and provide comprehensive advising to first-year students;
Assist in reviewing and developing College and departmental policy and effects on student success;
Advise the Director regarding student / program issues;
Perform degree audits, course substitutions, and waivers;
Assist in the development of advising workshops for faculty and staff;
Provide students with information about educational options, admission to selective programs, major and course selection, graduation requirements, transfer to baccalaureate degree programs, and college policies and procedures;
Represent the department or the division for campus, college and community activities;
Assess skills, interests, and aptitude; identify realistic career goals and identify appropriate major of study;
Provide students with the foundation to become increasingly capable of making informed academic, transfer, and career decisions;
Provide walk-in students assistance with academic planning during peak enrollment periods and throughout the academic year and summer terms;
Utilize PeopleSoft programs to review student records;
Utilize StudenTrac database by recording accurate notes and documents to student files;
Participate in staff meetings;
Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, ie, front desk coverage, answering phones, and scheduling appointments.
Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement
Other duties as assigned
Requires some evening and weekend hours during peak enrollment periods
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College. All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, or closely related field;
3 years of experience and/or training involving college academic advisement, admissions, career development, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Full-time professional experience with specific responsibilities for diverse populations;
Experience working in multicultural programming, multicultural advising or Multicultural Affairs
Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
Experience working in a diverse environment;
Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students;
Bi-lingual in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian-Creole;
Education: Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, or closely related field
Salary Range: Starting salary of $54,956.00. In accordance with qualifications and experience and subject to classification and the collective bargaining agreement.
The appointment salary is based on one's education and experience as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure.
Classification: MCCC Professional Staff
Source of Funding: State Appropriation
Massachusetts Bay 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 or military 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 statutes 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 for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.