Academic Counselor-Alternative/Experiential Learning
Mount Wachusett Community College - Gardner, MA

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Provide orientation and academic advising services for students at all MWCC campuses.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field or currently matriculated in Master’s program; five (5) years experience and/or training that includes academic advisement and academic support; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
•Community college academic advising experience
•Experience with Student Information Systems (e.g. Banner, Degree Works, etc.)
•Experience with electronic portfolio software (Digication)
Position Type:
Professional
Responsibilities:
•Develop coherent pathways to guide students to experiential learning including internships, job shadowing, and civic learning/engagement as well as receiving credit for past experience;
•Work with Experiential Learning Consultant to develop criteria for awarding academic credit and the use of portfolios.
•Work with outcomes committee to develop the experiential learning frameworks for prior learning assessments;
•Advise students on the completion of portfolios to document student learning and earn credit;
•Provide small groups presentations to assist with the college’s orientation, communication plan, and activities geared at increasing student success;
•Perform new, transfer, and readmitted student recruitment, intake advising and assist students with educational planning;
•Provide intrusive advising outreach and regular support to a caseload of students who are working on the development of portfolios;
•Assist students with the usage of new catalog software to identify courses that may be completed through credit by exam or portfolio development;
•Work with students who place into developmental math courses and assist them with activating MyFoundations lab to assist with remediation.
•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.);
•Serve on college committees and attend college meetings as needed and assigned;
•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.
Effective Date:
Grade:
5
Salary Range:
40,628.80-63,976.95
Rate of Pay:
Pay Type:
Annual
Hours/Week:
30 hr per week
Total Weeks:
52
Funding Source 1:
Grant
Funding Source 2:
Funding Source 3:
Funding Source 4:
Benefits Eligible:
Yes
Employee Status:
Pro-Rated
Employee Classification:
MCCC/PSM
Application Deadline:
02/19/2013
Open Until Filled
No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information ( CORI ) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information ( SORI ).
Quicklink for Posting
http://jobs.mwcc.edu: 80/postings/44985

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