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TRIO Academic Advisor

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Part Time
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Posted: June 29, 2022
Level: Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time up to 17 hours per week, 10-month
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted Thursday, July 28, receiving priority consideration.


Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854
**This position is not remote**

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

Fall 2022

Position Summary:

The TRIO Student Support Services at Norwalk Community College is dedicated to increasing the retention, completion, and transfer of NCC students – especially those who are underrepresented in higher education, financially under-resourced, first generation in college, nontraditional or otherwise educationally disadvantaged. We facilitate student transitions, build community and guide students through the completion of their two-year degree in preparation for a successful transition to a four-year college. This program, open to all eligible NCC students, includes the TRIO Student Support Services program – open to 247 first generation, low income, or students with a disability. The TRIO Student Support Services provides one on one advising and tutoring, counseling; academic, personal, career, transfer, financial literacy, and academic success workshops, transfer planning and preparation classes as well as the opportunity to participate summer retention program.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Experience with recruiting, coaching, or mentoring
  • Experience Advising/Academic assistance experience with at risk population
  • Knowledge of FAFSA, financial aid processes and financial literacy
  • Experience planning and facilitating group activities/workshops
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with coordinating activities and events
  • Experience scheduling meetings and organizing calendars/tracking
  • Bi-Lingual (E.g. Spanish, Creole etc.)
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the TRIO Program Director, the TRIO Academic Advisor is responsible for performing supportive participant-related activities to increase the level of academic success and retention of NCC College Trio participants; assist with program outreach and perform these essential duties:
  • Recruit new participants by attending campus/outreach events
  • Schedule all and conduct Intake Interviews (Needs Assessment & Individual Plan)
  • Advise, assist and monitor progress of program participants
  • Document student progress in database and on service logs
  • Provide academic assistance/study skills/tutoring to participants
  • Conduct/facilitate Student Development workshops
  • Assist with FAFSA completion, provide financial aid/scholarship information
  • Advise and assist with the transfer process
  • Assist with coordination and support for program/student activities
  • Provide referral to appropriate campus resources
  • Chaperone and assist with coordination of campus visits and cultural trips
  • Engage in professional development activities/Trio Club
  • Work schedule adjusted to fulfill activities and functions as needed
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.


$33.59 hourly

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion


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