Job Positions

Guided Pathways Advisor I

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Enrollment Management and Student Affairs


Housatonic Community College / Middlesex Community College / Northwestern CT Community College

Date Posted:

Feb 16 2021 10:31AM

Close Date:

Mar 12 2021

Position Description

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, through the Students First plan, has set a course to consolidate the twelve public community colleges under a single accreditation as Connecticut State Community College (CSCC) 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. 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.


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 guideline, 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.

Application Process

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume via the Career Portal page at: North - West Region - Career Page ( 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. Link to Application:

Institution Information

Housatonic Community College is located in Bridgeport, CT. Middlesex Community College is located in Middletown, CT. Northwestern CT Community College is located in Winsted, CT.

Additional Information

A total of twenty-three (23) vacancies will be filled with this search process. Hiring will expand to the remaining nine (9) campuses in the CT Community College System and will continue through 2023. Salary $57,604 plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

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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 and abilities in the following: Programs and strategies to support first-generation, low-income, non- traditional, and minoritized students; Providing customer service in a fast-paced and high-volume environment; and utilizing technology for day-to-day tasks. 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 Supporting students in academic goal setting and career planning; 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; and Conducting intakes and making referrals.