Academic Advisor(s), ESOL

Cape Cod Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Part Time
About Cape Cod Community College:

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:


Reporting to the Director of the Adult Education Center (AEC), Academic Advisors assist ESOL program participants at the Hyannis Center setting in achieving student academic and career goals. Two part-time positions are available: Morning Advisor will meet with students Monday and Wednesday mornings between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM; Evening Advisor will meet with students Monday and Wednesday evenings between 6:30 and 9:30 PM. Classes and related activities will be Face-to-Face/in-person for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Advisors will be required to pivot to remote advising if health concerns warrant a change.


  1. Meets Monday & Wednesday mornings/evenings with ESOL students individually and in groups throughout the year to increase retention rates, and develop, assimilate, and document the FY21 ESOL Advisor Curriculum.
  2. Monitors 80% attendance rate for each student and follows up with students and staff regarding absences in an ongoing effort to retain students in the DESE Adult Education program and reduce barriers to attending.
  3. Uses SharePoint to evaluate student attendance data on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
  4. Helps provide guidance and transition support to assess, advise, and assist student's interests, strengths, skills, and life and career goals. Assists students with next steps to help students achieve their goals.
  5. Uses information technology including entering and manipulating information in a database format, and proficiency in Zoom, Moodle, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  6. Uses evidence based best practices associated with online learning pedagogy (e.g., frequent communication, active learning practices) as well as developing and using multimedia (audio, video, podcasts, online textbooks, etc.) to enhance remote and/or face to face student engagement in active and collaborative workforce exploration activities that support student success.
  7. Participates in student intake, standardized assessment, and orientation of learners in cooperation with teaching staff. After September start date, Advisor will conduct orientation and goal setting for new students at the beginning of each month as empty seats are filled, ensuring that students understand program expectations as stated during orientation.
  8. Works with students and teachers and/or appropriate administrative staff regarding student or classroom issues, with the exception of instructional issues, which Advisor should bring to the Director.
  9. Determines student's need for community services and contacts Outstationing Advisor or Director to make appropriate referrals as needed.
  10. Maintains a liaison role with CCCC offices/departments, including PACT, food pantry, admissions office, CALM, library, gym, campus safety, and other support/counseling programs that benefit adult learners.
  11. Attends and participates in monthly ESOL staff meetings and monthly Advisor team meetings.
  12. Participates in at least 12 hours/year of professional development training for advising, assessment, orientation, and evolving DESE mandates and approved by the Director.
  13. Facilitates workshops and guest speakers on education, training, and career issues with for students as developed with the Advising team.
  14. Assists with special projects as needed.



  1. Bachelor's degree in counseling, student services, adult basic education, ESOL studies or a related discipline.
  2. Three years of experience working with Adult Learners with demonstrated ability to relate to the needs and interests of adult students enrolled in ABE, ESOL, or HiSET/GED courses.
  3. Demonstrated experience with multicultural students.
  4. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate.
  5. Excellent problem-solving skills.
  6. Familiarity with Cape Cod social service agencies.
  7. Demonstrated experience using information technology including entering and manipulating information in a database format, and proficiency with Zoom, Moodle, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  8. Demonstrated experience using evidence based best practices associated with online learning pedagogy (e.g., frequent communication, active learning practices) as well as developing and using multimedia (audio, video, podcasts, online textbooks, etc.) to enhance remote and/or face to face student engagement in active and collaborative workforce exploration activities that support student success.
  9. Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.


  1. Commitment to the community college philosophy.
  2. Experience, an appreciation for, and commitment to working in a global, multicultural academic setting.
  3. Multi-lingual.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION : $28.50 per hour for 7 hours per week, plus 2 hours per month for ESOL staff meetings, 2 hours per month for Advisor Staff meetings, and 12 hours per year of professional development. Approximate period of employment: September 2021 - June 2022. Part-time, Non-benefited, Grant-funded MCCC Unit Position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.

Please visit our website at for information on Cape Cod Community College.

This appointment is subject to grant funding and the FY2022 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans 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. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/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.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be given an opportunity to upload required documents : a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position and resume . Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

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