Location: Roxbury, MA Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Mar 3 2023 Job Description:
Title: Academic Advisor
Unit: MCCC, Grade 5
Reports To: Director of Advising
The Academic Advisor is responsible to the Director of Advising for working with students to develop academic plans of study. The Academic Advisor will be responsible for providing a variety of counseling and learning opportunities at RCC that will support students seeking to earn their certificate, associate degree, and/or transfer to four-year educational institutions. The Academic Counselor works with current and prospective students on academic options and provides information on services available to assist them in the pursuit of their educational goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide holistic advising and referral services to assist RCC students in degree and certificate programs preparing for career and/or transfer to a four-year institution, that will contribute to the full development of the student's potential.
Refer and facilitate student access to all supportive services available to RCC students, including resources for career planning and basic needs support
Verify student eligibility for specific classes, online registration, and eligibility for placement, developing education plans
Respond to student inquires on student services, matriculation procedures, and various college admission requirements and deadlines, including admission, financial aid, and registration processes, as well as transfer options and articulation agreements
Conduct student outreach and information sessions
Maintain professional knowledge in applicable areas
Day, evening and weekend hours as needed
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required
Master's degree in Education, Social Work, Adult Education, or a related area, from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education, with three (3) years experience and/or training involving college admissions, transfer advisement, academic advisement, financial aid, and/or career development
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively as a part of the student services team
Excellent technical skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, SMS, LMS, and early alert systems
Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
Experience as an Academic Counselor at a community college
Experience in teaching and/or working with low income, first generation and/or adult learners
This is a full-time, union position, with full benefits. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the U.S
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation. Including but not limited to:
Reasonable Health, Dental and Vision Plans
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
All offers of employment at Roxbury Community College are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check review. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates and/or all persons who have an employment relationship with RCC, as deemed necessary.
Compensation: Actual salary will be commensurate with Education and Experience in accordance with the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 3, 2022. 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.
Roxbury 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 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 Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery.
Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community including people of color, recent immigrants and nontraditional populations. The College mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL and community education.