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TRIO Academic Advisor
Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut
 
 
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Date Posted 04/27/2021
Category
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Posted: November 20, 2020-Reopened March 17, 2021
Level: Temporary Part-time Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time 17 hours per week
Job Posting: NCC 20-15
PC#: TBD
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

LOCATION
Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854
Currently this position is both on-ground and online as we continue to face the challenges of COVID, in the future, without COVID concerns, the schedule will be on ground.

ANTICPATED STARTING DATE:
Spring 2021

POSITION SUMMARY
The TRIO Student Support Services at Norwalk Community College is dedicated to increasing the retention, completion, and transfer of NCC students – especially those who are underrepresented in higher education, financially under-resourced, first generation in college, nontraditional or otherwise educationally disadvantaged. We facilitate student transitions, build community and guide students through the completion of their two-year degree in preparation for a successful transition to a four-year college. This program, open to all eligible NCC students, includes the TRIO Student Support Services program – open to 247 first generation, low income, or students with a disability. The TRIO Student Support Services provides one on one advising and tutoring, counseling; academic, personal, career, transfer, financial literacy, and academic success workshops, transfer planning and preparation classes as well as the opportunity to participate summer retention program. Community College Professionals are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriately relevant field and 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of experience and training which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

The successful candidate must have experience, knowledge, and abilities in the following:

  • Recruiting, coaching, or mentoring
  • Advising/Academic assistance experience with at risk population
  • Knowledge of FAFSA, financial aid processes and financial literacy
  • Planning and facilitating group activities/workshops
  • Understanding of TRIO program related documents

SUBSTITUTION ALLOWED
Applicant who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two or more years’ experience working with College Level students
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and proficient in Word and Excel
  • Experience using CSCC’s Banner system

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
Under the direction of the Trio Program Director, the employee will perform the following functions: Perform supportive participant related activities to increase the level of academic success and retention of NCC College Trio participants; assist with program outreach and perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities include: Recruit new participants by attending campus/outreach events; Schedule all and conduct Intake Interviews; Advise, assist and monitor progress of program participants; Document student progress in database and on service logs; Provide academic assistance/study skills/tutoring to participants; Conduct/facilitate Student Development workshops; Assist with FAFSA completion, provide financial aid/scholarship information; Advise and assist with the transfer process; Assist with coordination and support for program/student activities; Provide referral to appropriate campus resources; Chaperone and assist with coordination of campus visits and cultural trips; Engage in professional development activities/Trio Club.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

STARTING SALARY $32.14 hourly

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume via the NCC Careers Portal at https://norwalk.edu/hr/employment/

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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