Job Positions

Guided Pathways Advisor I

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Academic Advising


Tunxis Community College

Date Posted:

Aug 27 2021 11:06AM

Close Date:

Sep 17 2021

Position Description

The Guided Pathways Advisor I provides advising, support, mentoring, and guidance to students under the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) policy and resultant Guided Pathways Advising (GPA) program. Guided Pathways Advisors serve as the primary point of contact for students from admission to completion. Advisors support students in the creation of an academic and career plan and are responsible for monitoring student progress on their plan, conducting outreach, and providing and coordinating resources, referrals, and support to facilitate student retention and completion and eliminate equity gaps that exist for Black, LatinX, and other marginalized students. Incumbents must possess a proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They 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.) Incumbents are expected to work independently and collaboratively to manage workload and meet deadlines.


Under the direction and supervision of the Guided Pathways Advisor II or Campus Advising Lead, the Guided Pathways Advisor I is responsible for implementing the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) policy and the Guided Pathways Advising (GPA) program in order to improve students’ abilities to successfully achieve their academic and career goals through effective performance in these essential areas: Student Engagement; Academic and Career Advising; Retention and Holistic Supports; Advising Program Development; Technology Fluency and Data Analytics. In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of Attendance and participation at convocation, commencement, and all-college functions; service on assigned committees and task forces; attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. Within contractual guidelines, attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings, and events may involve evenings or weekend attendance. This posting includes qualifications, experience, and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description. The schedule will be based on departmental needs and may include daytime, evening, and weekends.

Application Process

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume. 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. Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion

Institution Information

Tunxis Community College offers its students a quality, yet affordable education in an accessible and supportive environment, fostering the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Theresa Eisenbach


Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of work experience OR A Masters’ Degree; or a combination of education, training, and experience, which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties. The successful candidate must have experience in the following: Experience with programs and strategies to support first-generation, low-income, non-traditional, minoritized, and at-risk students, Experience utilizing technology for day-to-day tasks.

SUBSTITUTION ALLOWED: 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

Supporting students in academic goal setting and career planning. Two (2) years’ experience with academic advising, enrollment management, student affairs, and/or case management. Using educational and/or case management technology platforms. Supporting students or clients in overcoming personal or academic challenges. Experience using data to improve services. Developing and delivering programming for students. Conducting intakes and making referrals. Bilingual /multilingual.