Position Overview: TRiO is a federally-funded outreach and student services program designed to identify, serve, and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities. The Academic Counselor/TRiO Advisor at Berkshire Community College is responsible for providing academic support to TRiO students to help them identify and meet their educational goals. This includes: identifying and recruiting students; conducting initial orientation and intake sessions; providing on-going advising and coaching; developing and providing student retention activities; coordinating educational and cultural programs for students; providing appropriate support services and related activities consistent with the TRiO program objectives. This list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the general tasks performed; other related duties may be assigned as necessary to meet the needs of the students.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in student personnel administration, developmental education, counseling, testing or other relevant discipline; with at least 3 years of academic advising and/or career counseling experience and/or training. Excellent communication, interpersonal, computer database, and organizational skills. Experience working with developmental students in a teaching and/or advising capacity preferred. At least three years of experience working in higher education preferably in a community college setting preferred. Experience working with low-income, academically disadvantaged, and/or disabled populations preferred.
Application Procedures: To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and a list of names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) current professional references by visiting the employment section of our website at www.berkshirecc.edu/employment.
Application closing date: January 14, 2019. BCC is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment that values the diverse backgrounds of all people and encourages applications from individuals whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.
Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service, and national origin in its education programs or employment. All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Deborah Cote, Vice President for Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 413-499-4660, ext 1022, Susan B. Anthony Annex Building, Room A19.
Internal Number: PV 19-020
About Berkshire Community College
About Berkshire Community College:
Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being the first community college established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire hills, our nearly 2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer programs on our newly renovated campus. Occupying a scenic 180-acre property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with an intimate learning environment, small class sizes, and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures including, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman, all of whom were pioneers of social justice. The Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a beautiful natural environment with world class museums and other cultural opportunities. Pittsfield and Berkshire County continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit diverse employees who embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity an...d inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.