Job Positions

Guided Pathways Advisor II

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Enrollment Management and Student Affairs


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

Date Posted:

Feb 14 2021 9:59AM

Close Date:

March 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.


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. The Guided Pathways Advisor II provides advising, support, mentoring, and guidance to an adjusted case load of 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.

Application Process

Seeking to fill 5 positions: Housatonic (3) Middlesex (1) Northwestern (1) Community College Professional 18, 12-month tenure track position Full-time 35 hours per week
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume via the Careers 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 CC- Bridgeport, CT
Middlesex CC- Middletown, CT
Northwester CC- Winsted, CT

Additional Information

Salary $67,587 plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

Contact Information



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. The successful candidate must have experience, and abilities in the following:Supporting students in academic goal setting and career planning; Programs and strategies to support first-generation, low-income, non-traditional, and minoritized students; Using technology in the workplace; Working within a community college environment and its student population. 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 in the following areas: 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; Advising and/or retention programs based on national best-practices such as, Guided Pathways, Achieving the Dream, etc.