Job Details

Massasoit Community College
  • Position Number: 1368679
  • Location: Brockton, MA
  • Position Type: Academic Advising
Academic Counselor, Advisement and Counseling Center
Massasoit Community College

Category: Professional
Department: Advisement and Counseling
Locations: Brockton, MA
Posted: Jan 11, 2019
Closes: Jan 25, 2019 - 11:59 PM EST
Type: Full-time

About Massasoit Community College:
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions. Massasoit Community College is solidly committed to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures, and practices. Our mission, vision, and values emanate from the principles of diversity and opportunity for all.

In accordance with the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, it is our goal as educational leaders to demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainable practices through highly visible efforts. All staff must demonstrate a commitment to energy conservation and environmental stewardship and promote those values to co-workers and the wider campus community.

Job Description:
The Academic Counselor advises students regarding their academic, career, transfer and personal issues. Participates in academic advising all year round, including all new student orientation and programming. Makes referrals to outside practitioners/agencies for specific counseling or social service needs; serves as advocate for students. Present workshops and or classroom presentations appropriate to the mission of the Advisement and Counseling Center.

Specific job duties may include but not be limited to the following:
Serves as Academic Counselor and works with students to develop academic plans of study (i.e. conducts career advising, career assessments, and transfer advising; screens, interviews, evaluates, and processes incoming students for general studies competency and registers into appropriate academic curricula. Evaluates admission applications, registration documents, transcripts, placement test scores, and transfer credits; advises students regarding their academic plan, course selection/sequencing, curriculum/concentration selection and changes, and transition issues.Provides information regarding course degree requirements and transfer requirements; monitors academic progress of students; assists students in registering, adding, or withdrawing from courses; assists students in obtaining developmental and tutorial assistance; alerts faculty of students experiencing academic difficulties; participates in new student orientations; coordinates activities with other programs.
Performs administrative tasks associated with department activities (i.e. - collects, organizes, and disseminates statistical data; maintains and updates student files; prepares individual education plans, career assessments, student documentation, flyers, logs, reports, forms, and general correspondence; receives or refers to statistical data, college catalogs, schedules, student records, job placement reports, handbooks, policies, procedures, and reference material; operates a computer and utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, or other software programs).
Interacts with various agencies/individuals (i.e. - attends meetings/events, serves on committees, and makes presentations; conducts academic informational sessions or workshops; refers students to other services as appropriate; communicates with other departments, faculty members, students, school officials, career/vocational counselors, community groups, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals to coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems; responds to complaints, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution).
Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas (i.e. - maintains a working knowledge of assigned area; maintains current knowledge of applicable state, federal, and local laws/regulations; researches new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; participates in professional organizations; attends workshops and training sessions).
Other duties as assigned.

Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or closely related field; with three (3) years of experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development, or program/project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience in working with diverse or non-traditional students.
Computer experience/knowledge of online data base systems; Banner, Degree works.
Strong interpersonal, organizational skills.
Excellent judgement and decision making ability.
Must exhibit training, sensitivity and commitment to the needs of youth and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Additional Information:
Full-time benefited Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) position.
Hours: 37.5 hours a week, some evenings are required.
Salary: $54,956.00 - $60,000.00 Grade 5. Salary is commensurate and based on the MCCC Classification Study.
Deadline to Apply: January 25, 2019

Application Instructions:
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online.

Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.

Massasoit 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 Chief Diversity Officer,Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219,, or the Director of Human Resources & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Donna R. Boissel, 508-588-9100, x1505, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 233,, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.The Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity can found

Women, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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