Academic Advisor (Pool)

Gardner, MA
Dec 23, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Community College
Category:: Professional
Department:: Student Success -4550
Locations:: Gardner, Leominster, Devens, MA
Posted:: May 25, 2016
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: PSM

About Mount Wachusett Community College:

Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens, MWCC now serves approximately 12,000 credit and noncredit students each year and offers over 70 associate degree and credit certificate options. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

This particular job posting is an "Open Pool" position. There may or may not be available openings at this time however, when an opening does occur, the hiring manager will draw from the pool of applicants we have on file on an as needed basis. Provide orientation and academic advising services for students at all MWCC campuses.


Lead New Student Welcome Sessions, assist with the college's orientation communication plan, and participate in college orientation activities geared at increasing student success; Perform new, transfer, and readmitted
student intake advising and assist students with educational planning; Provide intrusive advising outreach and regular support to a caseload of high-risk students assigned to the college's Advising Center; Provide appropriate on-campus referrals for students (e.g., Academic Support
Center/Tutoring Services, personal counseling, counseling for students with disabilities, transfer counseling, Visions Program, etc.); Perform registration activities including add/drop and course withdrawal advising;
Assist with the college's communication plan/outreach activities to support student success (including but not limited to contacting no-show students, students with prerequisite errors, etc.); Provide basic career and transfer advising to students and/or collaborate with the college's Career/Transfer counselors to contribute to a combined Academic/Career/Transfer advising model; Perform other duties as required.


Master's degree required. Previous academic experience ; knowledge of the academic majors and requirements at MWCC as well as familiarity with the various support services at the College; Ability to work with admissions, faculty, and other college personnel as required. Preferred Qualifications: Community College academic advising experience, Experience with Student Information Systems (e.g. Banner,
Degree Works, etc.)

Additional Information:

In-house Title:
Salary: $ 29.22 per hour.
Hours per Week: not to exceed 18 hours per week.
Number of Weeks:

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, 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 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.

Application Instructions:

Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).

Three (3) current Letters of Recommendation will be required as a condition of employment.(Dated within 1 year of hire).

Hired candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

This particular job posting is an "Open Pool" position. There may or may not be available openings at this time however, when an opening does occur, the hiring manager will draw from the pool of applicants we have on file on an as needed basis.

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