Assistant Director of Advising - Quinsigamond Community College
Quinsigamond Community College
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 136558
Location: Worcester, MA Category: Education Posted On: Sun Sep 12 2021 Job Description:
The Assistant Director of Academic Advising works under the direction of the Director to implement the institutional vision for strong student engagement, retention, and completion strategies. The Assistant Director will focus programmatically on initiatives associated with our identified academically vulnerable student populations including but not limited to: first generation and part time students, probation and dismissal identified students, undeclared students, ESL students, and those identified through our first alert faculty referral program. The successful candidate will oversee our faculty advising program providing caseload assignments, faculty training and development, and collaboration with our School Deans and Coordinators. The Assistant Director will serve as point of contact for College communications either through our website, preparing manuals or materials for the advising or faculty personnel, or student materials.
As Quinsigamond Community College works towards implementing a developmental advising approach with specialized caseload management and related serves to foster student success and completion, the successful candidate will have support the work of the Director implementing new and innovative advising processes, be able to be serve as a champion of advising services across the College, and partner with multiple partners throughout the Campus to provide student a seamless and comprehensive advising experience for our students. At Quinsigamond community College we believe in educating the whole student as understanding the advising process to be pivotal to that end. The qualified candidate will be knowledgeable and have experience with best practices (NACADA) programming and be data driven in outcomes and to design programs.
Reports to the Director of Academic Advising.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the development and implementation student success and retention initiatives related to advising specific to identified at-risk student populations;
Oversee the probation, dismissal, and early alert referral program initiatives ensuring a robust and student-centered approach process, communication, programmatic initiatives and outreach;
Lead faculty advising initiatives including but not limited to caseload assignments, faculty training and development, communication and problem solving, and working with the School Deans to ensure a seamless student advising experience
Collaborate with the Director of Advising and faculty advisors to effectively incorporate the transfer functions into the college's new advising model/framework;
Assist with the implementation of the advisor assignment process and develop appropriate materials related to this process;
Assist with the development and production of advising publications including the advising center web pages, advising manual, internal advising operating procedures, etc., in order to keep all policies, procedures, and programs current;
Manage operations of the Advising Center in the absence of the Director of Advising;
Assist with and coordinate new student advising and orientation;
Develop outreach activities for students and advisors;
Assist in research, data collection, and assessment to support program design and development;
Serve on college committees as determined by the Director
Other related duties as assigned.
Appropriate Master's Degree.
A minimum of 5 years' experience in academic advisement.
A minimum of 3-5 years experience working in higher education.
Previous supervisory experience.
Experience with Student Record and Information Systems and computerized assessment instruments.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and comparable software applications.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Master's Degree in Student Personnel Counseling or Administration, Guidance Counseling, or Higher Education Administration.
Experience working in a community college in areas of advising and career planning.
Experience in providing advising services utilizing the philosophy and principles of NACADA (National Academic Advising Association).
Three to five years management/supervisory experience.
Experience with management in a collective bargaining environment.
Experience developing and implementing training.
Diversity, inclusion and equity are core values at Quinsigamond Community College. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive, respectful and equitable environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Every member on our college campus enriches our diversity. We support inclusion and are dedicated to ensuring equity in access to opportunities.
Quinsigamond 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 status, genetic information, gender identity and expression, 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, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. Over 120 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. The College also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars through its Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. In addition, over 300 noncredit and nearly 35 credit courses are offered online.In addition to its main campus on West Boylston Street in Worcester, the College has program locations in downtown Worcester at its Healthcare and Workforce Development Center, at the Senior Center in Worcester (Hospitality & Recreation Management), Burncoat High School in Worcester (Automotive Technology), and in Marlborough at Assabet Valley, and Southbridge.QCC is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or services, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the college academic community.