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STEP Advisor - Grant Funded (PT)

Mohawk Valley Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 23, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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STEP Advisor - Grant Funded (PT)

Salary: $17.00 per hour

This is a grant-funded position. Grant-funded positions expire either at the end of the stated term or whenever funding for the position ceases.

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues. We seek candidates with: (1) an understanding of the college mission and teaching experience in a comprehensive community college; (2) a focus on student success in a learner-centered environment; and (3) a willingness to use technology to support learning in the academic setting, including on-line instruction and assessment of student learning outcomes.

MVCC is seeking to fill a part-time position in our Student Life Department. The STEP Advisor reports directly to the STEP Coordinator and is responsible for assisting students with their goal planning and assessments; academic advisement, program instruction and learning outcomes. As such, the STEP Advisor is expected to function as a student advocate and role model; a liaison between Mohawk Valley Community College, CSTEP programs, local school district, STEP collaborating organizations, and STEP parents. Equally important, assist with the creation and maintenance of individual student files

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Working with the Coordinator to ensure the achievement of STEP goals and objectives, and the timely completion of STEP reports.
  • Functioning as a student advocate in all interactions with parents, family, school, and community constituencies.
  • Recruitment of STEP students.
  • Providing tutorial and instructional services to STEP students, as required.
  • Monitoring student academic performance and obtaining quarterly grade reports as well as Regent's and standardized test scores of STEP students.
  • Developing, coordinating, facilitating, and/or supervising: Student job shadowing and internship placement and evaluations; parental involvement activities and the STEP Parent Association; program activities to insure that students are acquiring the skills necessary to pursue postsecondary education.
  • Program services to enhance and increase students' math skills, experiences in laboratory sciences, and understanding of fundamental concepts in math and science.
  • Planning, attending, chaperoning and/or providing transportation to: Program activities; scheduled Professional Development activities; staff meetings; school, college, community meetings and function; STEP Parent Association events.
  • Communicating with: Program Director and Coordinator regarding STEP program and students; school and community personnel; parents and family members.
  • Functioning as a representative of the STEP program. Activities may include: Collaborating with other programs and organizations to deliver services to students; delivering presentations about program components to school and community constituencies; attending College, school, and community meetings as a STEP representative.
  • Supporting the STEP philosophy and reflecting this in his/her interaction with students, staff, the MVCC community, and the greater Mohawk Valley.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and Coordinator.

Mohawk Valley Community College is committed to transforming lives through learning, and as you help students secure the financial resources to pursue their dreams, you will be critical to the College mission and the student experience.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Community college teaching/tutoring experience

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 8/1/2021

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, different abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
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