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[C21-108SP] Advising and Student Support Specialist - Graduate Students (Temporary)

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 1, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Full Time
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Advising and Student Support Specialist – Graduate Students

(Full Time 6-month temporary appointment)

School of Business

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, temporary Advising and Student Support Specialist - Graduate Students in the School of Business. This is a six-month temporary appointment. The incumbent of this position will deliver comprehensive advising for graduate students interested in pursuing one of the graduate degree programs or official certificate programs in the School of Business and ensures successful articulation of transfer credits and increased student satisfaction, retention, and graduation.

Supervision Exercised:

May supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff.

Position Responsibilities:

Provides advising to and serves as a resource for prospective, incoming, transfer, and continuing graduate students concerning academic policies and standards, program and degree requirements and professional requirements for School of Business graduate students.

Monitors and evaluates students’ educational progress by conducting academic progress audits.

Prepares activity reports and analyses to help evaluate students’ success.

Represents the School of Business Graduate Programs at Graduate Open House, career fairs, orientations, and at the graduate program SPA sessions.

Designs, develops, and coordinates outreach activities for graduate student groups, parents, faculty, and other appropriate groups as assigned, to provide integrated educational information about and support for School of Business graduate student academic success at the University. These activities may include graduate program events, graduate orientations, meet and greets, the School of Business graduation celebration, etc.

Collaborates with other appropriate departments, such as Graduate Admissions, Graduate Studies, Registrar’s Office, Bursar’s Office, Financial Aid, etc., by troubleshooting and increasing student satisfaction and student retention.

Collaborates with faculty and staff, assists with the development and execution of academic support and advising programs, which may include career/internship advising, career fairs, resume preparation, etc.

Updates and maintains the graduate web pages for the center and assists with the maintenance of the School-based web pages to highlight graduate student successes and ensure accurate information as it relates to graduate advising.

Ability to attend evening and weekend activities.

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 and three years of experience in relevant advising and student support services.
  • Experience working with students and advising students in professional degree programs. Experience using student information databases, such as Banner.
  • Experience with web-based technology.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use standard business software.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

School of Business: The CCSU School of Business provides high-quality, affordable, and accessible educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students from Central Connecticut and the greater northeast region. We prepare the next generation of leaders by empowering our students for successful professional futures; developing close relationships with regional businesses; responding to employers' workforce needs; and promoting faculty excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement.


The CCSU School of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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

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 November 30, 2021.

To begin the application process, please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at Select the job advertisement for [C21-108SP] Advising and Student Support Specialist – Graduate Students 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 Advising and Student Support Specialist – Graduate Student (temporary) is compensated at the Administrator 3 salary level in accordance with the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) Collective Bargaining Union Agreement. For more information, please visit

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 William Davis at

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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