Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Jan 15 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Associate Director of Advising provides leadership and administrative direction to the College's implementation of the Title III grant: Pathways to the Future. The Associate Director will supervise assigned Advising staff, focused on serving Bristol's low-income students through a broad range of advising activities with an emphasis on pathways and Meta-Majors. The Associate Director works collaboratively across the College to ensure shared governance, transparency, and assessment practices while helping to move the College towards comprehensive, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director of Academic Advising, with a dotted line to the Title III Grant Project Director.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises members of the Advising team.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design and develop a robust, proactive advising training series including, but not limited to, face-to-face workshop series and online modules to promote visibility and accessibility.
Coordinate and provide all advisor training to new and current faculty members, professional staff, academic deans, and adjunct faculty.
Support methodologies for the General Studies Meta-Majors, and provide direct coaching and advising to a caseload of students.
Develop proactive advising systems that support pathways that will align through curriculum and First-Year Experience.
Create and implement a proactive advising process to assist student identification of academic goals through, but not limited to, students' transition into and out of Meta-Majors.
Oversee the advisor assignment process as prescribed by college policy and the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Co-facilitate Title III design teams.
Participate in academic advising meetings and assist with overall planning and delivery of all academic advising programs with the Meta-Majors.
Undertake research and program development related to grant elements.
Maintain professional knowledge in advising theory and proactive advising strategies, FERPA regulations, and campus policy and procedure.
Attend and participate in academic advising, division, academic, and all-college meetings as well as ongoing professional development.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master's degree in student personnel, counseling, education, or a closely related field required.
Five years of related experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development, or program/project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience working with student information systems, preferably Banner and Degree Works.
Proven ability to implement technological solutions in the delivery of academic advising services.
Strong written and oral communication, including interpersonal skills.
Understanding of higher education principles, practices, and procedures.
Demonstrated awareness and responsiveness to student needs in a demanding academic context.
Ability to create engaging group advising experiences and deliver key information effectively through a structured group experience.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Experience supporting underserved and educationally disadvantaged populations, as well as students in need of developmental education.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, grant-funded, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required. This position is subject to grant budget appropriations.
SALARY: Hiring salary $65,000 - $70,000, commensurate with education and experience.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: July 2019
Internal Number: 106482
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.