Dartmouth-Temporary Hire - Adult Education Advisor - Labor Education Center (Part Time/Grant Fu...

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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North Dartmouth, MA

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job no: 519432
Work type: Staff Part Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

JOB TITLE: Adult Education Advisor-Part-time/Non Benefited (Grant Funded)

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

DEPARTMENT: Workers' Education Program

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REPORTS TO: Director of Workers' Education Program

SUPERVISES: None

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Adult Education Advisor provides advising and support services to Adult Education (AE) students in Adult Basic Education (ABE), including GED/HiSET, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and integrated skills training classes. The Advisor facilitates students’ career development by providing accurate information and equal opportunities to explore, evaluate, and access career pathway opportunities, postsecondary education, training, and employment options. The Advisor collaborates with the team and local partner agencies (education, workforce development, training, social services) to assist students with their goals. The Advisor/Instructor also administers and evaluates assessments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provides advising and support services to Workers’ Education Program students.
• Facilitates students’ career development, in collaboration with team and local partner agencies, by providing accurate information and equal opportunities to explore, evaluate, and access career pathway opportunities, postsecondary education, training, and employment options.
• Assists students to identify and remediate barriers to program access, participation, and completion, including referring to outside social service agencies as needed.
• Creates an advising environment that is welcoming and inclusive of diverse learning needs, identities, and cultures.
• Administers placement and standardized pre-and post-tests.
• Conducts orientations and returning student registration sessions.
• Maintains confidential student advising files.
• Participates in professional development activities.
• Completes any other duties as assigned by the Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE: Previous (over one year) experience in counseling
OTHER: Ability to speak Spanish. Ability to evening hours

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience with MS Word and Excel
Ability to adapt teaching styles and materials to meet individual needs of students
Excellent interpersonal, cross cultural, and organizational skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree in counseling, education, or related field
Demonstrated (over 3 years) experience working in ABE field
Experience in counseling, preferably with adult learners

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional reference.

The review of applications will begin immediately.

Advertised: 20 Jul 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

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Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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