Advising and Student Support Specialist –
(Full Time 6-month temporary
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.
May supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff.
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
Monitors and evaluates students’ educational progress by
conducting academic progress audits.
Prepares activity reports and analyses to help evaluate
Represents the School of Business Graduate Programs at Graduate
Open House, career fairs, orientations, and at the graduate program
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
- 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
- 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
The CCSU School of Business is an accredited member of AACSB
International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
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
Application and Appointment: For full
consideration, applications must be received by November
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
[C21-108SP] 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
- 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 https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/SUOAF%202016-2021%20Contract%20FINAL_06-19-18.suoaf-rev-20180825.pdf
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
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 email@example.com.
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