Job Positions

Student Success Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Academic Affairs


Wentworth Institute of Technology

Date Posted:

May 24 2022 8:05AM

Close Date:

Jun 30 2022

Position Description

A Student Success Advisor (SSA) uses a developmental philosophy and holistic approach to help students reach their educational, professional, and personal goals. Wentworth Institute of Technology is building a shared advising model designed to foster student success. Students will explore their goals and work with a Student Success Advisor on the creation and implementation of a success map. Using the success map, SSAs guide students through assessing their needs, determining appropriate steps, and utilizing resources as they identify and work towards reaching these goals. A Student Success Advisor is a key member of a student’s success network which includes faculty advisor-mentors, CO-OPS + CAREER advisors, and other community members. The person in this position will, in collaboration with other Student Success Advisors employ a holistic and comprehensive approach to assist students in maximizing their educational experience. Student Success Advisors are guided by the advising core competencies as outlined in NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising ( ).


Advising (70%)
•Using a developmental philosophy and holistic approach, build relationships with assigned advisees. Advise students regarding meaningful educational plans, academic policies, degree requirements, registration, satisfactory academic progress, academic opportunities and possible applications of academic coursework to majors, careers, and other student interests.
•Provide support on college transition challenges and community engagement, as well as help students access and utilize academic and non-academic resources.

Record management (20%)
•Use Ellucian Banner and EAB Navigate as primary sources for student records.

Professional Impact/Community Engagement (10%)
•Participate in the preparation and presentation of a range of activities, including workshops and materials, designed to assist specific student populations.
•Participate in Community wide events and/or serve on committees as designated by supervisor.

Application Process

Institution Information

Wentworth Institute of Technology, the university of opportunity, provides our diverse community of learners with access to educational programs responsive to evolving market needs. Through a uniquely effective, hands-on, experiential, and cooperative education approach, Wentworth prepares graduates who are future-focused and career-ready. Placing the student at the center of what we do, our vibrant and diverse campus community of faculty, staff, and students, helps each member reach their greatest potential. We seek to maximize the value of our graduates’ contributions to global society and their effectiveness as future leaders.

Additional Information

Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration. All applicants have the right to request accessibility support and accommodations. To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website

Contact Information

Mary McCormack Assistant Provost for Student Success


Required Qualifications

•Master’s degree in college student development, counseling, or a related field required.
•At least one year (within the last 5) of working in a professional capacity in higher education, preferably in advising or related field. An internship can substitute for one year of work.
•Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, decision making, oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks at once, organized and detail oriented.
•Knowledge of, commitment to, and expertise in building rapport with students from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, and socio-economic and other backgrounds.
•Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of diverse constituents including students, parents, faculty, and administrators.
•Familiarity and expertise with information technology, including administrative software systems, Microsoft Office, online communication tools and social media platforms.

Preferred Qualifications