Academic Advisor for Nursing Pathways -PT, non-benefited MCCC/MTA pos
About Greenfield Community College: THIS IS AN INTERNAL POSTING - ONLY APPLICATIONS FROM CURRENT GCC EMPLOYEES WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
Job Description: GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Nursing, provides academic advising and career planning guidance for students interested in learning about the various nursing certificates and degree levels as well as how to prepare educational work and applications for more advanced nursing education. Position involves building supportive relationships with students, helping students to clarify their educational and career goals, providing information on scope-of-work for nurses at various levels, providing transfer and college application information, and providing contact information with admissions personnel in area nursing programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Assist students from various levels of nursing programs (CNA, PN, ADN, BSN) who are interested in learning more about advancing their nursing preparation;
Meet with students to help them identify goals and to make appropriate academic, transfer and career plans to further their education in nursing;
Know the regional colleges current nursing program admissions policies, procedures and practices;
Understand the pre-requisites and the four and eight semester course delivery sequences recommended for the ADN and PNC programs and be current regarding the graduation requirements of each;
Be appropriately available to the student by appointment, telephone or email;
Maintain thorough and accurate records of all significant interactions with the student and to use Advisor Notes when possible; provide summary information for inclusion in yearly activity and outcomes reporting;
Know the availability and scope of services and resources at GCC and at regional higher education nursing programs; refer the student appropriately when his or her needs exceed the academic advisor's capacity to assist;
Comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and maintain appropriate confidentiality of information regarding the student;
Participate in advisor development opportunities to maintain current knowledge and enhance advising skills.
Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Familiarity with educational expectations of various levels of nursing education;
A Bachelor degree in a relevant content area or documentation of appropriate certifications and credentials in lieu of the Bachelor's degree;
Ability to provide on-campus and off campus hours to meet with students during times recommended by the program department chair or program coordinator; ability to also communicate with students via phone, e-mail or other electronic means especially in the case of fully online students;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse range of students;
Knowledge of accurate information about transfer options and transfer institution-specific requirements in the content area;
Readiness to work collaboratively with relevant advising center and department chair/program coordinators on and beyond campus to have accurate and timely information to share with students;
Willingness and availability to take part in advising professional development opportunities.
Is a nurse or has a background in providing or supporting nursing education;
Two years' experience teaching, advising, or providing educational support such as but not only career planning and tutoring with college students;
Current knowledge of GCC instructional and application policies and procedures as well as the services and programs available to students;
Familiar with advising principles as described within the GCC Academic Advising Center web pages;
Ability to work effectively with MYGCC advising system and/or very computer literate and able to readily learn this system and how to use advising notes.
Additional Information: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a position provided by an endowment grant to the GCC Nursing Programs. Position dependent on funding.
PAY RATE: $28.29 per hour or current MCCC hourly rate: 10 Hours per week.
METHOD OF PAYMENT: Payment will be biweekly based on information provided on weekly time cards.
APPLICATION INFORMATION - THIS IS AN INTERNAL POSTING. ONLY APPLICATIONS FROM CURRENT GCC EMPLOYEES WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Applications accepted up to and including October 12, 2018.
Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
Application Instructions: TO APPLY:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
A short personal statement about effective advising
PDF scans of transcripts if not already available in the Human Resources office, and
At least two letters of recommendation affirming experience and effectiveness in working with students at GCC or students at other higher education institution.
Please note that only .docx, .doc, .pdf., and .txt formats are compatible with our online application system.
Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
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GCC is an accredited public community college in western Mass. known for the helpfulness of the faculty and staff and for the strong GCC support from the local community. Whether students pursue a traditional liberal arts path or one of GCC’s innovative programs such as Renewable Energy, Fine Arts, or Outdoor Leadership, it’s GCC’s mission to teach what’s necessary for our students to reach their highest potential. Access and excellence are what drive every decision at GCC