Early College Career Pathway Advisor, Academic Affairs
Lynn and Danvers campus
Monday - Friday, part-time, up to 20 hours/week (afternoons, evenings and Saturdays required)
Non-benefited, MCCC unit position, grant-funded
The Career Pathway Advisor is committed to facilitating access to higher education and successful accomplishment of student goals. Creates and promotes resources that support student achievement in personal barriers. Focuses on empowering first-generation, low income students and anchors the student as a vital member of the College community. Responsible for serving all students participating in North Shore Community College Early College Programs and supports other current and prospective North Shore Community College students transitioning from high school into career pathways educational programs. Reports to the Director of Early College Partnerships.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the work of the Early College Program with focus on articulated credits, career pathways and secondary-to-post-secondary transition - including outreach, advisement, planning and carrying out student-and-family engagement events and college awareness activities, information sessions, registration sessions and orientations.
Develop and maintain relationships with College offices, community-based organizations, Lynn Public Schools and other regional districts to support students' career and academic advising needs.
Support and enhance the building technical articulations and credit for prior learning opportunities to enhance student's opportunities to tie learner outcomes and competencies to credit courses.
Communicate with students at high school and through social media to encourage and support progress.
Collaborate with Educational Talent Search Counselors based at Lynn high schools to monitor student progress, provide appropriate career and academic advising/support/resources and encourage participation in activities and course work that support focus on career goals.
Assist in developing and providing information about colleges, admissions requirements, financial aid and career information to students and their families.
Create and administer surveys and conduct focus groups to gather evaluation data for continuous improvement within the career pathway program.
Maintain confidential data and abide by all laws and policies that govern student privacy.
Demonstrate sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Demonstrate sensitivity to students with a diversity of learning styles.
Serve as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
SALARY: $29.44 per hour, non-benefited, MCCC unit position, grant-funded.
STARTING DATE: ASAP
Please forward resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications for the position.
Earned Bachelor's degree in a field such as education, counseling, social work, sociology, or psychology is required. Current enrollment or graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree in any of these fields or higher education will also be considered.
Experience providing direct support to diverse student populations is required, preferably in a community college setting.
Ability to connect with and design and implement programming for dual enrollment students.
Demonstrated data analysis skills.
A strong commitment to diversity and social justice.
Experience in higher education in an urban setting is preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish and English is strongly preferred.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.
Ability to travel between campuses, and off site location as needed.
Additional Salary Information: $29.44 per hour, non-benefited, MCCC unit position, grant-funded.
NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).