Framingham State University was founded in 1839 for a singular
purpose - meeting a public need to promote the public good. At our
founding as the nation's first public normal school, that need was
for comprehensively educated public school teachers who would, in
turn, promote an educated citizenry. FSU continues to offer
exceptional teacher education programs and, while we are proud of
our roots as a teachers' college, we have grown far beyond them.
Public need continues to evolve and FSU right along with it. Our
students and alumni are making waves in the fashion industry,
designing nutrition plans for professional athletes, writing for
major media and news organizations, and working for Fortune 500
companies right here in Framingham. FSU is unapologetically a
public institution offering accessible, affordable educational
opportunities that integrate an academically challenging liberal
arts education with workforce preparation programs, in a highly
personalized teaching environment. Our programs have expanded but
our purpose and commitment to public education for the public good
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence and
strive to promote a culture of antiracism, encouraging a
challenging yet collaborative learning environment, and providing
culturally relevant education. FSU is designated as an emerging
Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of
Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes
Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing
national leadership in science education and exploring strategies
that will lead to more inclusive science education. We are honored
that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in
Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity. We encourage
applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a
diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
FSU currently enrolls about 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000
graduate and professional students, offers 39 undergraduate majors,
and enrolls 41% BIPOC students in our undergraduate programs.
Ideally situated between Boston and Worcester, FSU and the
surrounding area are steeped in history, achievement, and
innovation and provide access to urban hotspots, verdant
landscapes, natural and cultural amenities, and diverse
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of
each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to
discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit
and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and
truth moral." Early leaders found this motto "speaks of sincerity
of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of
joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH aptly reflects our past and
our pledge for the future as it continues to guide our institution
in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and
a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your
career the best chapter at Framingham State University.
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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Framingham State University, in conjunction with the Accelerate
The Future Foundation have created community based cohorts with
participating Mental Health agencies across Massachusetts. These
cohorts are part of the Department of Graduate and Continuing
Education department. The students who participate in these cohorts
will graduate with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. The
part-time Accelerate the Future (ATF) Cohort Program Graduate
Advisor provides support to students within the FSU ATF Cohort
Program. This person will work with faculty within the program, and
have direct communication with students, and have regular check ins
with all staff within the program.
Works directly under program director
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Keep in touch with Director, Faculty, and Program Coordinators
to determine if students are having trouble in the program.
- Support students in discussing barriers to success
- Utilizes "intrusive advising" in order to provide some
additional check ins and support to students who have been
identified as struggling within the program.
- Gather and summarize student professional growth feedback from
faculty, summarize and share with Program Director and Program
- Support with Practicum and Internship placements as needed
- Work in a diverse environment and contribute in a meaningful
way to the diversity, equity, anti-racism, and inclusion efforts of
- Meet with students in small groups and/or individually (in
person, telephone or video call) at least once per semester to
provide support in various ways
- Maintain communication with other program staff and
- Other responsibilities as needed
This is an approximately 6-hour/week position in the FSU ATF
Cohort Program. The expectation is about 98 hours per semester,
covering Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Occasional evening
work may be required. Part of the work may be done remotely.
Position is grant funded and expected to last approximately 3
- Bachelor's Degree
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Evidence of strong written and communication skills
- Experience developing and sustaining collaborative
relationships with colleagues, preferable in support of student
- LMHC/LMHC eligible candidates strongly encouraged to apply
- Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English
and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.
These are part-time, non-benefited, contract positions for
approximately 6 hours per week, not to exceed 98 hours per semester
(294 hours per year). The pay rate is $31.75 per hour.
This is a grant-funded position. Grant funding is anticipated
for approximately three years and ongoing employment is contingent
upon available grant funding.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual
offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final
employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity
Members of underrepresented or minoritized groups, women,
veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to
equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
- Cover Letter,
- Equity and Inclusion Statement (optional)*,
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional
*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for
candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or
willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the
university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive
community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as
part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate
For best consideration, please submit application materials by
November 13, 2023. The review of applications may continue beyond
that date and until the position is filled, at the discretion of
the search committee.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials
through our online application system. We are unable to accept
application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery.
If you experience technical issues with the online application
process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with
specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application
process and/or with the interview process. For confidential
assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at
508-626-4530 or email@example.com.