NECC serves about 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake, and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
The college has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps.
We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England.
We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation with the goal of student success.
Full-Time Academic Advisors: Academic Affairs; Academic Counselor (2 positions available); 37.5 hours/week; MCCC Unit Professional Position
Position Summary: The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing programmatic and course guidance to students who are assigned to the College's Academic Centers, including assisting with online and current students in the Student Success Hub. Employing the Developmental Model of Advising, which includes Holistic and Proactive Advising, the Academic Advisor will prepare students to make informed decisions regarding their academic path at NECC. The Academic Advisor will collaborate with Academic Center Leads and Deans to participate in intervention retention strategies for students who are at risk of falling into academic jeopardy. This position will work under the direction of the Director of Transfer, Articulation, and Academic Center Advising to support NECC's Integrated Student Experience by providing advising support to the Academic Centers. The hours of this position are 9am-5pm with additional evening commitments each week. Evenings will be required to support the needs of the Academic Centers and schedules will be adjusted to accommodate evening hours as needed to serve our evening populations on the Haverhill and Lawrence Campuses. Hours may change based on peak enrollment times. This is a full-time, benefitted position that is part of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Reports to: Director of Transfer, Articulation, and Academic Center Advising
Anticipated Start Date: March 2020
Work closely with Faculty Leads, Deans, Program Coordinators, and Department Chairs to coordinate advising efforts in each of the College's five Academic Centers. Hold advising hours in the assigned Academic Centers and create, plan, and implement at least one event each semester in the assigned Academic Centers.
Serve as a resource for Faculty in an Academic Center, Academic Preparation Faculty and Enrollment Services Staff with regard to academic advising of students, procedures, policies and transfer information.
While working in the Academic Advising Center, conduct Enrollment Service functions such as assisting with the admissions process (application and enrollment checklist), course registration and changes of major.
Provide information to students regarding programs, services offered, and registration for courses during one on one and group advising sessions. Through scheduled advising appointments, online advising, campus events and on a walk-in basis.
Evaluate student high school and college transcripts for prerequisites, transfer credit and ACCUPLACER waivers. Provide transfer and course information to students to facilitate a smooth transition into and from NECC to students' institutions of choice.
Provide students with information on the Mass Transfer Policy, including approved A2B Linked and Mapped Programs, Additional Transfer Agreements as well as the Commonwealth Commitment Program under the Mass Transfer Policy.
Assist students who receive military benefits in connecting with the Veteran's Coordinator.
Conduct advising-specific programming in the Academic Centers to encourage enrollment and registration of returning students and to assist in retention efforts as deemed appropriate.
Work in conjunction with the Academic Center liaison in the Academic Advising Center. For instance, helping to organize advising and registration events, as well as updating the Advising Team on course/pathway information, and relevant changes.
Follow and implement the Academic Standards and Progress policy and procedures. Including monitoring and using interventions (making phone contact, in person meetings, email communications, etc.) for students who are not meeting the requirements of the policy.
Assist in basic Student Financial Services conversations relevant to the advising process such as payment information, FAFSA information, Academic Appeals, and the student's completion rate percentage when applicable.
Assist with the development and implementation of training workshops for faculty, staff, and students.
Provide information about and refer students to appropriate campus resources.
Provide students with information on community agencies as found on the NECC Student Support website and/or referring to the Community Referral Advisor, Coordinator of Community Referral, or through a Care and Concern Outreach Team form.
Assist at college-wide orientations and transfer Events.
Assist with projects and college-wide initiatives as assigned.
Use Banner, Degree Works, EAB Navigate, Zogotech and other software as applicable.
Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or closely related field; with three (3) years' experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development, or program/project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills
Adaptability and flexibility are essential
Ability to relate and work well with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff
Experience working with and building relationships with faculty
Have considerable knowledge of college regulations and policies pertaining to Higher Education (FERPA, academic standards, financial aid, placement testing, retention initiatives, etc)
Working knowledge of PC applications and BANNER Students Information Systems or related systems required
Knowledge of curriculum/programs in the Academic Centers to which the Advisor is assigned
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $54,956.00 - $61,437.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, free dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits; Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Paygrade 5.
TO APPLY: To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter & resume online
DEADLINE: February 20, 2020 POST#: 205137
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American 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 statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Assistant Director of Human Resources, Elizabete Trelegan B-219,978-556-3928/ [email protected]. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/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.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery
Internal Number: 120595
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.