Academic and Career Advisor, HiSET/GED

Cape Cod Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Disabled Student Services, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Part Time
About Cape Cod Community College:

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:


Reporting to the Director of the Adult Education Center, the Academic and Career Advisor assists program participants at the Hyannis Center in setting and achieving student academic and career goals face to face and/or online, three evenings per week. Classes run Face-to-Face in the classroom; however, applicants should be prepared to pivot to Remote teaching and learning if health concerns warrant a change.


  1. Follow DESE counseling/advising guidelines to incorporate career and college readiness skills and individual career and education plan activities into each student's individual program experience.
  2. Meet Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM with Hyannis Center HiSET/GED PM students individually and in groups throughout the year to explain program services, set and document individual goals. Assist with the development, assimilation, and documentation of FY22 Exit Plan for L3 students as they pass the high school certification tests and move into college or job training.
  3. Help provide transition support and guidance to assist and advise students with assessing their interests, strengths, skills and life and career goals, and plan stages and next steps to completing those goals.
  4. Teach workforce curriculum to include Face-to-Face in classroom or Remote via Zoom if health concerns warrant pivoting to remote classes, including organization and execution of remote and/or face-to-face lessons, materials, and work in Moodle.
  5. Provide ongoing and measurable interactive Face-to-Face and/or Remote learning activities that develop and support student workforce and college prep goals with individuals, pairs, or small groups with Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 classes.
  6. Participate in student intake, assessment, class placement, and orientation of learners in cooperation with other program staff.
  7. Use internal data systems as required to document student data on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
  8. Monitor 80% attendance and follows up with students and staff regarding absences in an ongoing effort to retain students and reduce barriers to attendance in the DESE Adult Education program.
  9. Ensure that students understand program expectations as stated during orientation.
  10. Assesse need for outside community services, researches those services, and makes appropriate referrals to students as needed.
  11. Meet and consult with teachers and appropriate administrative staff regarding student or classroom issues. Work with student and teacher to resolve classroom issues while keeping Director apprised of matters at hand.
  12. Attend and participate in HiSET/GED staff meetings, Advisor team meetings, as well as required professional development activities.
  13. Attend at least 12 hours/year professional development training for assessment, orientation, advising, and evolving DESE mandates.
  14. Facilitate workshops and guest speakers on education, training, and career issues for staff and students as developed with the Advising team.
  15. Maintain a liaison role with CCCC offices/departments, referring community agencies and other support/counseling programs that benefit adult learners.
  16. Assist with special projects as needed.



  1. Bachelor's degree in counseling, student services, adult basic education, HiSET/GED studies, or a related discipline.
  2. Three years of experience working with Adult Learners with demonstrated ability to relate to the needs and interests of adult students enrolled in ABE, ESOL, or HiSET/GED courses.
  3. Demonstrated experience with multicultural students.
  4. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate.
  5. Excellent problem-solving skills.
  6. Familiarity with Cape Cod social service agencies.
  7. Demonstrated experience using information technology including entering and manipulating information in a database format, and proficiency in Zoom, Moodle, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  8. Demonstrated experience using evidence based best practices associated with online learning pedagogy (e.g., frequent communication, active learning practices) as well as developing and using multimedia (audio, video, podcasts, online textbooks, etc.) to enhance remote and/or Face to Face student engagement in active and collaborative workforce exploration activities that support student success.
  9. One year of experience conducting remote HiSET advising experiences to reduce barriers to attendance or full participation in program.
  10. Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.


  1. Commitment to the community college philosophy.
  2. Experience, an appreciation for, and commitment to working in a global, multicultural academic setting.
  3. Multi-lingual.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION : $28.50 per hour for up to 10.5 hours per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:30PM-9:30PM), 2 hours/month for staff meetings and 12 hours/year of professional development. Approximate period of employment: November 2021- June 2022. Part-time, Non-benefited, Grant-funded MCCC Unit Position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.

Please visit our website at for information on Cape Cod Community College.

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Cape Cod Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

This appointment is subject to grant funding and the FY2022 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be given an opportunity to upload required documents : a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position and resume (failure to submit requested documents may result in disqualification). Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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