Job Positions

Campus Advising Lead

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Enrollment Management and Student Affairs


Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Date Posted:

Feb 13 2021 10:46AM

Close Date:

March 12 2021

Position Description

Community College Professional 19, 12-month, tenure track position Full-time 35 hours per week The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education has set a course to merge the twelve public community colleges under a single accreditation as Connecticut State Community College and simultaneously adopt Guided Pathways practices and principles that increase credential attainment and eliminate equity gaps that exist for Black, LatinX, and other marginalized students. The Board of Regents codified their commitment to Guided Pathways with the passage of the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) policy. The HCMA policy lays the foundation to scale the Guided Pathways Advising (GPA)program to all 60,000 community college students in the State of Connecticut; it drastically reduces advisor to student ratios from their current level at 750/1 to 250/1, requires all students to create an academic and career plan, ensures students receive personalized and proactive supports and integrates advising technology into practice. Under the direction of the Connecticut State Community College (CSCC) Regional Advising Director, the Campus Advising Lead is responsible for the implementation of the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) policy and the operation, effectiveness, and ongoing evaluation of the resultant Guided Pathways Advising (GPA) program at their community college campus. The position develops and manages a comprehensive advising program and maintains a small advising caseload, modified based on supervision and leadership responsibilities within the GPA Program. The Campus Advising Lead is responsible for the integration of technology platforms and advising practices; and ensures that Guided Pathways Advisors leverage technology to provide strategic and proactive support to students. This position develops and fosters extensive cooperative and collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, and external stakeholders; maintains currency with emerging trends and best practices in advising and students support; and leads the campus team in the adoption of innovative practices that increase student retention and completion. The Campus Advising Lead regularly collects, analyzes, and uses data to inform practice, maintain compliance with all local, state, and federal policies and laws, and ensures equitable attainment of outcomes.


The Campus Advising Lead is responsible for managing the day to day operation of the Guided Pathways Advising (GPA) program including hiring, staff development, supervision, evaluation, scheduling, operations, data collection, effectiveness and compliance with all applicable policies and laws through effective performance in the following functional areas: Departmental Management and Operations; Supervision and Staff Development; Planning and Evaluation; Program Development and Collaborative Partnerships; Technology Fluency and Data Analytics; Compliance and Reporting; Academic Advising, Career Development and Holistic Supports. In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; service on assigned committees and task forces; attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. All of these may involve attendance at evening or weekend events. This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Application Process

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume via the NWCC Careers Portal at Employment Opportunities | Northwestern Connecticut Community College ( 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. Apply here:

Institution Information

Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Additional Information

Salary $73,292 plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

Contact Information



Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in education, counseling, student development, social work, enrollment management or related field together with two (2) years of higher education experience in academic advising, counseling, or related area; and two (2) years of supervisory experience. The successful candidate must have experience, and abilities in the following:Working within a community college environment and its student population; Managing workloads and meeting deadlines; Conceptualizing and/or employing programs and strategies that support first-generation, low-income, non-traditional, and minoritized students; Utilizing multiple technologies such as, student information systems, student success and academic advising platforms, digital imaging, reporting and database management, online registration services, etc. and Data analysis and reporting. Applicants 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

Experience developing advising programs and services; coordinating advisor training programs; leading technology initiatives in advising, enrollment management or student affairs; building and maintaining collaborative internal and external stakeholder relationships; presenting, teaching, and/or facilitating workshops, seminars, and classroom lessons; data-driven decision making, strategic planning, and budget management; Guided Pathways principles and best practices in holistic student support design and academic advising; and leading teams to deliver high quality customer service.