Northern Essex Community College serves approximately 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban Lawrence campus is growing rapidly, including a Health Technologies Center and additional leased space at Riverwalk Properties. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
NECC has been building an organizational culture that prizes initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Our Lawrence campus was the first college in New England designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty over the last ten years, and are one of four Massachusetts colleges participating in the national Achieving the Dream initiative, which aims to improve success for low-income students and students of color at community colleges.
FULL-TIME ACADEMIC COUNSELOR:Academic Advising Center; 37.5 hours per week; MCCC Professional Position
Anticipated Start Date: July 2019
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing programmatic and course guidance and advising to new and continuing students who are assigned to the Academic Advising Centers, to online students and to current students whose faculty advisors are not available. Academic Advisors also assist with relevant enrollment and academic issues. Employing the Developmental Model of Advising, which includes Holistic and Proactive Advising, will enable students to make informed and appropriate decisions regarding their academic path at NECC. Using these strategies will afford students the opportunities that will create a positive experience at upper level institutions or in the workplace. To ensure that students are on track and persisting within a reasonable timeframe, the advisor will create Academic and Career Plans using appropriate software. Other responsibilities will include participation in Intervention Retention Strategies for students who have been dropped/ withdrawn from classes, for students who have holds, for suspended students who are being allowed to continue attending the college or any other programs and cohort based projects created within the Academic Advising Center. Serve as the primary Professional Advisor Liaison for a major specific Academic Center. The Academic Advisor for this position will be the Academic Advising Center contact for the Early College Program, which serves our high school student population. This position will collaborate and work with an Academic Advising Coordinator and will play an active role in assisting with and supporting NECC's Integrated Student Experience projects and initiatives. Hours will be Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the Haverhill and Lawrence Campuses as necessary. Hours may change based on peak enrollment times. This is a full-time, benefited position that is part of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Reports To:Director of Student Success Hub Advising
Conduct ongoing Enrollment Service functions, assisting with the admissions process (application and enrollment checklist) and prospective student advising to in person and online students.
Provide information to students regarding programs, services offered, and registration for courses during one on one and group advising sessions. Through scheduled advising appointments, online advising, campus events and on a walk-in basis.
Evaluate and process student high school and college transcripts for prerequisites, transfer credit and Accuplacer waivers. Provide transfer and course information to students to facilitate a smooth transition into and from NECC to students' institutions of choice.
Provide students who apply to NECC with information on the Mass Transfer Policy, including approved A2B Linked and Mapped Programs, Additional Transfer Agreements as well as the Commonwealth Commitment Incentive Program under the Mass Transfer Policy.
Assist students who receive military benefits in connecting with the Veteran's Coordinator.
Conduct advising specific programming in the Student Success Hub and Academic Centers to encourage enrollment and registration of returning students and to assist in retention efforts as deemed appropriate.
Work in conjunction with the Director of Student Success Hub Advising on Early College initiatives with the Academic Advising Center. For instance, helping to organize advising and registration events, as well as keeping the Advising Team up to date on course/pathway information, and any relevant changes to the team.
Follow and implement the Academic Standards and Progress policy and procedures. Including monitoring and using interventions (making phone contact, in person meetings, email communications, etc.) for students who are not meeting the necessary requirements.
Assist in basic Student Financial Services conversations relevant to the admission and advising process such as payment information, FAFSA information, Academic Appeals, and the student's completion rate percentage when applicable.
Will hold Academic Advising hours in an assigned Academic Center and will create, plan and implement at least one event each semester in the assigned Academic Center(s).
Serve as a resource for Faculty in an Academic Center, Academic Preparation Faculty and Enrollment Services Staff in regards to academic advising of students, procedures, policies and transfer information.
Assist with the development and implementation of training workshops for faculty, staff and students.
Provide information about and refer students to appropriate campus resources, including, but not limited to, Academic Centers, the PACE Program, Career Services, Tutoring Services, Academic Coaching, and Learning Accommodations Center, as needed.
Provide students with information, when appropriate, on community agencies as found on the NECC Student Support website and/or referring to the Community Referral Advisor, Coordinator of Community Referral, or through a Care and Concern Outreach Team form.
Assist at college-wide orientations and transfer Events.
Assist with projects and college-wide initiatives as assigned.
Will use Banner, Degree Works, EAB Navigate, and other software as applicable.
Master's Degree in education, counseling, human services or related field is required.
A minimum of three (3) years involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development.
Candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, adaptable and flexibility are essential.
Must have the ability to be flexible in the hours available to work.
Ability to relate and work well, with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
Working knowledge of PC applications and BANNER Students Information Systems or related systems required.
Experience in a community college environment.
Anticipated salary range $54,956.00 - $61,437.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, free dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Pay grade 5.
DEADLINE: June 12, 2019 POST#: 185645
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American 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. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Liz Trelegan, B-219, 978-556-3928/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/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.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery
Internal Number: 111152
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.