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Academic Advising Coordinator

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Center for Student Success & Engagement


Massachussetts College of Liberal Arts

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Position Description

The Academic Advising Coordinator works in MCLA's Center for Student Success and Engagement (CSSE) under the direction of the Associate Dean of Student Success and Engagement. The Academic Advising Coordinator is responsible for coordinating academic advising to support student success, with particular attention to undeclared students and to students who are academically at risk.This is a full-time, 12 month position with excellent benefits. Individuals from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Provide on-going communication, outreach, and pro-active advising support to a case-load of students.
  • Assist students with academic course and degree planning, registration, choice of major/academic program, transferring credits, leaves of absence, etc.
  • Assist students in navigating College policies and procedures.
  • Manage and oversee programs for undeclared students, including pro-active outreach, activities and events for undeclared students, and represent undeclared program at Admissions and other College events.
  • Manage academic alerts and coordinate interventions with at-risk students.
  • Follow-up advising with students placed on academic probation or suspension.
  • Assist in designing and delivering advising programming for faculty and staff.
  • Serve on cross-unit groups such as Academic Support Team, Behavioral Intervention Team, etc.
  • Utilize data-driven strategies to support student success.
  • Engage in ongoing assessment and improvement of advising supports.Knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Demonstrated skill in working with students who are academically at-risk and/or who are undeclared.
  • Knowledge of frameworks and best practices in higher education advising.
  • Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects; excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team with other CSSE staff.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators across organizational lines.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.

Application Information

This is a full-time, 12-month position in the APA bargaining unit. Salary range is $42,000 - $48,000. Deadline for applications is August 18, 2017.Interested individuals must apply electronically by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references by clicking here:

Institution Information

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in advising or counseling, preferably in a higher education environment.

Preferred Qualification

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Working knowledge of ADA accommodations.
  • Familiarity with technological and data tools in advising, such as DegreeWorks.
  • Familiarity with student information management systems (such as Banner) and learning platforms (such as Canvas).