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Guided Pathways Advisor II

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Hartford, CT

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Posted: January 10, 2022
Level: Community College Professional 18, 12-month, tenure track position
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Job Posting #: CSCC 22-04
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted Monday, January 24, 2022, receiving priority consideration.


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CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date: 

March 2022

Position Background:

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, through the Students First plan, has set a course to consolidate the twelve public community colleges under a single accreditation as Connecticut State Community College (CSCC) and simultaneously adopt Guided Pathways practices and principles that increase credential attainment and eliminate equity gaps that exist for black, LatinX, and other marginalized students.

The Board of Regents codified their commitment to Guided Pathways with the passage of the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) policy. The HCMA policy lays the foundation to scale the Guided Pathways Advising (GPA)program to all 60,000 community college students in the State of Connecticut; it drastically reduces advisor to student ratios from their current level at 750/1 to 250/1, requires all students to create an academic and career plan, ensures students receive personalized and proactive supports, and integrates advising technology into practice.

Position Summary:

The Guided Pathways Advisor II provides advising, support, mentoring, and guidance to an adjusted case load of students under the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) policy and resultant Guided Pathways Advising (GPA) program. Guided Pathways Advisors serve as the primary point of contact for students from admission to completion. Advisors support students in the creation of an academic and career plan and are responsible for monitoring student progress on their plan, conducting outreach, and providing and coordinating resources, referrals, and support to facilitate student retention and completion and eliminate equity gaps that exist for Black, LatinX, and other marginalized students.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters’ Degree in education, counseling, student development, social work, enrollment management or related field with one (1) year of professional experience in academic advising, counseling, or related area.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Supporting students in academic goal setting and career planning. 
  • Working with student populations similar to those served by community colleges.
  • Experience with programs and strategies that support first-generation, low-income, non-traditional, minoritized/marginalized, or at-risk students.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Developing and/or leading academic advising programming.
  • Using educational technology such as, student information systems, student success and/or academic advising platforms.
  • Data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Bilingual or Multilingual.
  • Advising and/or retention programs based on national best-practices such as, Guided Pathways, Achieving the Dream, etc.
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the of the Campus Advising Lead, The Guided Pathways Advisor II is accountable for implementing and supporting the administration of the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) program in order to improve students’ abilities to successfully achieve their academic and career goals through effective performance in the following functional areas: Student Engagement; Academic and Career Advising; Retention and Holistic Support; Advising Program Development; Supervision and Leadership; Technology Fluency and Data Analytics; Compliance and Reporting.

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; service on assigned committees and task forces; attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. All of these may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Schedule will be based on departmental needs and may include daytime, evening, and weekends.

Starting Salary:

$67,587 plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. Salary Range for this level is $67,587-$122.795.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Prior to extending an offer of employment, the finalists for state employment must prove that they  (1 )are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; (2) have received the first dose and has either received a second dose or has an appointment for the second dose in a two-dose series vaccination, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or has received a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine; or (3) have applied for an exemption from this requirement because a physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the administration of COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be detrimental to their health, or the finalist objects to vaccination on the basis of a sincerely held religious or spiritual belief. Each application for an exemption will be considered on an individualized, case-by-case basis, and any applicant for an exemption must provide appropriate supporting documentation if requested. Executive Order

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion [email protected]


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