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Guided Pathways Advisor II

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Guided Pathways Advising


Housatonic Community College (Bridgeport CT)

Date Posted:

Jul 27 2021 11:40AM

Close Date:

Aug 23 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.


Under the direction of the of the Campus Advising Lead, The Guided Pathways Advisor II is accountable for implementing and supporting the administration of the Holistic Case Management Advising (HCMA) program in order to improve students’ abilities to successfully achieve their academic and career goals through effective performance in the following functional areas: Student Engagement; Academic and Career Advising; Retention and Holistic Support; Advising Program Development; Supervision and Leadership; Technology Fluency and Data Analytics; Compliance and Reporting. In addition to the accountabilities 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. 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.

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Contact Information

Theresa Eisenbach Director of Recruitment & Talent COE


Required Qualifications

A Masters’ Degree in education, counseling, student development, social work, enrollment management or related field with one (1) year of professional experience in academic advising, counseling, or related area. Successful Candidate must have or must possess: Supporting students in academic goal setting and career planning. Working with student populations similar to those served by community colleges. Experience with programs and strategies that support first-generation, low-income, non-traditional, minoritized/marginalized, or at-risk students. Substitutions 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

Two (2) years of supervisory experience. Developing and/or leading academic advising programming. Using educational technology such as, student information systems, student success and/or academic advising platforms. Data collection, analysis, and reporting. Bilingual or Multilingual. Advising and/or retention programs based on national best-practices such as, Guided Pathways, Achieving the Dream, etc.