The idealcandidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have adesire and ability to work with a diverse population. ThePart-Time Academic Advisor will engage with degree, certificate, andnon-degree students that visit the Academic & Transfer Advising Center andin the Virtual Advising Center on a drop-in basis. This role is vital in supporting ourstudents with immediate advising needs, as well as supporting advisors withfull-time caseloads. They will work closely with the college's non-degreestudent population in course enrollment, and also review educationalopportunities at Massbay. In alignment with the College's goals to increase thesuccess and retention of all students, the part-time Academic Advisors willidentify student needs/goals, assist students in academic planning, addressstudent challenges, and provide referrals to our network of student supportresources.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Serve as an academic advisor to drop-in students in the Academic & Transfer Advising Center and in the Virtual Advising Center;
Utilize PeopleSoft programs to review student records;
Utilize StudentTrac database by recording accurate notes and documents to student files; communicate interactions with the students' assigned academic advisors to ensure continuity of services;
Maintain knowledge of the curricula for MassBay degrees, certificates, and courses;
Maintain knowledge and currency with MassBay policies and procedures for admissions, enrollment, and completion of a program of study;
Review placement test scores, credit for prior learning, and transfer credit;
Assist students in planning appropriate courses for the student's academic program;
Assist students with adding and/or withdrawing from courses;
Utilize MyMAP (degree audit system) to ensure students are on track in their academic program of study; train students to use MyMAP;
Assess skills, interests, and aptitude; identify realistic career goals and identify appropriate major of study;
Perform degree audits, course substitutions, and waivers.
Participate in new student orientation (SOAR) activities and provide comprehensive advising to first-year students;
Advise an assigned caseload of students.
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;
Represent the department or the division for campus, college and community activities.
Assist in reviewing and developing college and departmental policy and effects on student success;
Participate in staff meetings;
Advise the Assistant Director & Director regarding student / program issues;
Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, ie, front desk coverage, answering phones, and scheduling appointments;
Other duties as assigned.
Applicants should be available to work between the hoursof 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Some night and weekend availability will beneeded on a semi-frequent basis (specific hours are flexible and areto-be-determined).
Support MassBay's commitment to the Equity Agenda; collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on the College's strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
Support MassBay's commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
Contribute to discussion and review of applicable College policies with a critical lens toward diversity, equity, and inclusion;
Engage with the Office of Diversity on issues related to underserved student success;
Further the examination of pertinent practices that are culturally responsive and reflective of inclusive perspectives; and Engage in conversations with colleagues and students regarding best practices within the discipline or programmatic related to equity and inclusion.
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, Psychology or closely related field; with three (3) years'experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement,career development, or program/project management; or an equivalent combinationof education, training, and experience.
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;
Ability to retain a high energy level, and exercise strong time management and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with English language learners, adult learners, and students who need support to enroll in college-level coursework;
Bi-lingual in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian-Creole.
Salary Range: $35 per hour
Position Type: MCCC-Professional
Application Deadline: May 28, 2022, or thereafter until filled.
To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.
All MassBay Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.
Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
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 Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, [email protected], (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.
Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community. Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college, offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts. MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.