Academic Counselor MCCC/MTA Unit Professional - full-time, 12-month

Greenfield, MA
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

About Greenfield Community College:

Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college of approximately 2,400 students. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:

Category: Administrative and Professional
Department: Student Development
Posted: Apr 24, '17
Type: Full-time
Ref_No: MCCC 17-11

Provides academic, general educational, and informational advising for dual enrollment students from the time of inquiry through graduation. Assists with the design, implementation and assessment of programs to promote advising and student success. Provides academic advising to new and returning students in the student development office year round. Performs related work as assigned.
  • Provides academic advising for individual students;
  • Interprets placement test scores and other relevant information to assist dual enrollment students with appropriate course placement;
  • Assists with new student advising in collaboration with other dual enrollment advisor;
  • Assists in planning and facilitating an academic orientation for all incoming students and group advising workshops for enrolled students;
  • Assists with the identification and advisement of high-risk students;
  • Researches alternative advising delivery systems and methods;
  • Participates in ongoing advisor training and assists in the training of other faculty and staff;
  • Responds to inquiries concerning the college's programs and services;
  • Makes referrals as necessary with appropriate college staff; and
  • Serves on committees.


  • Master's in counseling, education, psychology or closely related field;
  • Experience and/or training relating to college admissions, academic advisement, career development, or program management, and in working with individuals and groups;
  • Prior experience in academic advising;
  • Experience working with college student populations;
  • Previous experience working with college faculty and staff in an academic environment;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Familiarity and experience with adult learning theories, learning styles, and learning disabilities; and
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with or stated willingness to learn college's computer program.
  • Experience with community college academic programs, policies, offerings, and support services;
  • Experience teaching or tutoring in higher education;
  • Experience with Banner software system;
  • Proven ability to be flexible and to accommodate changes in scheduling during busy advising/registration periods;
  • Experience advising high school students;
  • Experience with new student orientation;
  • Commitment to lifelong learning with a strong sense of empathy;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population; and
  • A commitment to cultural diversity.
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.

Additional Information:

RANK AND SALARY: Grade 5. Salary range is $54,956 - $70,435.50. The appointment salary is based on one's education and experience as dictated in the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure. Candidates are therefore advised that it is unlikely the offered salary will be at or near the top of the range.
START DATE: June 2017

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 5 professional references
When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
Applications accepted up to and including May 15, 2017.
Applications received after May 15, 2017 MAY be considered until the position is filled.
Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment and successful completion of a criminal background check may be required.
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***Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty,staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



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