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Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor, Workforce Education
Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

Two positions available, Grant funded
17 hours per week (Part-Time Position)                                                                                


The Academic Advisor is responsible for implementing an advising program in order to improve workforce students' abilities to successfully achieve their educational goals through effective performance in the following areas:

  • Student academic advising
  • Supports the general department operations

Examples of Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following examples of duties and responsibilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position, but are not intended to define the limits of required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position.

Student Academic Advising - The Academic Advisor provides effective and efficient delivery of academic advising services to the workforce student. This responsibility includes essential tasks as:
- Providing academic and career advising to new, continuing and readmit students, including, but not limited to WIOA, TAA, HCA, SNAP participants; providing referral to appropriate college resources as necessary;
- Assisting students in selecting and registering for courses appropriate to career and academics goals;
- Providing educational guidance and assistance to students, including planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate educational options for them;
- Monitoring student academic progress and assisting students to identify any barriers to their academic performance and guide students to address them appropriately;
- Working with students using computerized career and academic planning tools, such as CHOICES, myCommNet, College Central, etc.;
- Providing assistance to special populations, including, but not limited to WIOA/TAA, HCA, SNAP transfer, career, job placement;
- Will help to develop workforce education intake and advising materials.

Supports the general department operations - The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing support for the coordination of general departmental operations. This responsibility includes such essential tasks as:
- Working collaboratively with colleagues, community partners, the Workforce Investment Boards;
- Providing input and assistance within creating, disseminating and collecting student surveys aimed at providing feedback on program and/or student needs;
- Collecting and maintain data and producing reports, as required;
- Submit, monitor and maintain eligible training programs for consideration for incumbent working training program.

Duties may involve attendance at evening or weekend events. The incumbent is required to stay current with new trends and improvements in the position's fields of professional expertise and competencies. The incumbent is required to maintain complete confidentiality of student records and other information of a confidential nature.

The Academic Advisor reports to the Associate Dean of Extended Studies. The position may supervise support staff plus student workers who support the academic advising program.


  • Degree Level: Bachelor’s Degree, in a field closely related to the position
  • 1-3 years of related experience or a combination of education, training and experience, which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties
  • Knowledge and abilities in:
    • Academic and skills assessment methods;
    • Familiarity with workforce education training and non-credit certifications
    • Computer-based training; computer literacy
    • Oral and written communication
    • Human relations and diversity
    • Bilingual is preferred, but not required

Applicants who do not meet the above qualifications as stated must put in writing precisely how their experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

Salary: $28.88/hourly rate
Application Deadline: Friday, June 30th, 2017

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