Job Details

Community College of Vermont
  • Position Number: 2215014
  • Location: Winooski, VT
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Coordinator of Student Advising

We are looking for a dynamic and engaging Coordinator of Student Advising to become an integral member of the Rutland Academic Center's team and support other academic centers as needed. The Coordinator of Student Advising is responsible for student recruitment and retention. Using coaching techniques, this role works closely with students from admissions through graduation to provide the guidance and support students need to persist and achieve their goals. In addition, the Coordinator of Student Advising develops and actively engages in strategic relationships and partnerships with K-12 schools and technical centers, community organizations, social services agencies, and other organizations in the community to enhance the recruitment of students. The Coordinator of Student Advising also participates in the design and implementation of enhanced advising practices and curriculum to improve retention and student success.

The ideal candidate will possess solid decision-making abilities, strong computer skills, a positive attitude, and a willingness to adapt and change to the ever-moving cycles of an academic year.

Essential Functions
Coordinators of Student Advising (CSAs) are responsible for ensuring students make consistent progression toward achieving their educational goals. They work closely with students from admissions through graduation to provide the guidance and support students need to persist and achieve their goals. They ensure their centers reach their enrollment targets by developing and maintaining strong relationships and partnerships with K-12 schools, technical centers, social services agencies, and other organizations in their communities. They participate in the design and implementation of enhanced advising practices and curriculum to improve retention and student success.
  • Serve as an integral member of the academic center's team focusing on student recruitment and advising from admissions through graduation or the completion of their credential
  • Support other academic centers with recruitment and retention depending on needs, skills, and abilities
  • Help students acclimate to the policies, expectations, and culture of higher education
  • Assist students with exploration of career pathways that align with their life goals, interests, and strengths, referring students to financial aid, career counseling, and Learning Centers as appropriate
  • Help students select course schedules, develop education plans, conduct degree audits, and track their progress toward degree/credential completion and successfully prepare for job searches and/or transfer
  • Work closely with coordinators of teaching and learning to ensure the students' needs are met by annual course schedules
  • Check in with students at key decision points along their paths and maintain consistent interaction with students via face-to-face, phone, text, and email communications
  • Provide real-time interventions and use proactive advising tools to support student retention with a focus on coaching techniques
  • Work with faculty and coordinators of teaching and learning to identify barriers to learning and persistence and recommend approaches to overcome barriers to enhance student success
  • Develop and maintain strong strategic relationships and partnerships with K-12 schools and technical centers, community organizations, and social services agencies
  • Participate in professional development activities to enhance effectiveness of student advising at CCV
  • Provide advising services to special populations (e.g. TRIO, ADA, veterans) and/or coordinate Learning Center operations
  • Provide front-line intervention and faculty support in situations that require immediate or special action or observation

    Minimum qualifications (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

    Education & Experience: Master's degree & 3 -5 years professional experience in education, student services, counseling, or a related professional field.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work in and foster a highly collaborative and student-centered environment
  • Expert communication skills, with excellent interpersonal and discretionary communication skills and a commitment to working effectively and cooperatively with diverse constituents
  • Effective listening and analytical skills to assess needs and develop successful solutions to complex problems
  • Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures, including familiarity with student development theory
  • Demonstrated skill in planning and prioritizing work activities, attending to details, managing multiple projects, and meeting deadlines
  • Strong technological proficiency
  • Ability to work under conditions of high volume during peak periods
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of College staff, faculty and students

    Additional Information:
    CCV strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. CCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact Bo Finnegan for assistance with accommodations at bo.finnegan@ccv.edu.

    All new full-time employees and certain part-time employees will be subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

    Application Instructions:
    TO APPLY: Please submit a complete application package which includes our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION, COVER LETTER, RESUME/CV, and CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES at: hhttps://recruiting.ultipro.com/VER1019VTSC/JobBoard/20d4a078-7636-4829-8831-6c7facde2d41/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=b9f8f29c-ee37-4cad-9633-1832676549e6.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)





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