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[C21-085] Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising

Employer
Central Connecticut State University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Administrative
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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[C21-085]

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising
 

Department of Undergraduate Advising

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for four full-time Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising positions in the Department of Undergraduate Advising. The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising delivers comprehensive advising for students; ensures successful articulation of transfer credits; and contributes toward the University’s goals of increased student satisfaction, retention, and graduation rates.  Assistant Directors operate in school-based advising centers or Explore Central.

Supervision Exercised:

  • May supervise para-professional and/or support staff.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an advising resource for students regarding academic policies and standards; academic exploration and plans; transfer evaluations; program and degree requirements; and professional program requirements.
  • Provides advising to incoming, continuing, returning and prospective transfer students both individually and in small group settings.
  • Works with appropriate departments to facilitate the smooth transition from/between professional advisors and faculty advisors.
  • Assists departments in advising continuing students as needed.
  • Develops, delivers, and coordinates outreach activities for student groups, parents, faculty, and other appropriate groups in support of student academic success and University goals.
  • Shares programming and referral information from appropriate departments, which may include tutoring, career fairs, study abroad, experiential learning opportunities, etc.
  • Participates in follow-up surveys for evaluation and continuous improvement of advising services.
  • Assists with the preparation of reports and compilation of student data for assessment.
  • Develops and updates advising materials as needed.
  • Updates and maintains web pages pertaining to student advising and success.
  • Monitors and responds to the unit’s email account.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and three years of experience in relevant advising and/or student support services areas.
  • Experience working with a variety of student populations and advising students in professional degree programs.
  • Experience with web-based technology including, but not limited to, student information databases such as Banner.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and an ability to multitask.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by October 3,2021

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select the job advertisement for [C21-085] Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

 

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Spear, MS Search Committee Chair, at spear@ccsu.edu

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

 

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