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State of Massachusetts Full-Time Education & Career Advisor in Lawrence, Massachusetts

PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT REVIEW APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH MASSCAREERS. PLEASE APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW: About Northern Essex Community College: THE COLLEGE: NECC serves about 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake, and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast. The college has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England. We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation with the goal of student success. * Job Description:* POSITION: Full-Time Education & Career Advisor: Career Development Counselor; Center for Adult Education; Lawrence Campus (420 Common Street); MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position; 37.5 hours/week, Monday and Wednesday 10:00am - 7:30pm, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm; Pay Grade 4; Grant Funded Position SUMMARY: *The Career and Education Development Counselor DESE programs in the Center for Adult Education will advise, coordinate, and document students enrolled in DESE ESOL programs using a Learning Management System or in person and provide learners with support service and guidance to assist them in meeting their educational and career goals. DESE programs in the CAE provide ESOL language learning opportunities for the Lawrence community student population, in conjunction with equity and social justice initiatives in support of the College as a Hispanic Serving Institution. *RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific duties for this position include: * Provide education and career planning and advising for employment and education opportunities * Meet with students in the MassSTEP and Transition to College Programs to: identify education and career goals, develop an Education and Career Plan (ECP); and set a realistic timeline for attaining each goal and a means for determining whether the goals are achieved * Monitor student's educational progress and goal achievement quarterly through regular check-ins and meetings, beginning at enrollment * Document and maintain all advising in a confidential record * Collaborate with instructors to ensure that student goals inform instruction * Participate in regularly scheduled meetings of the team and the department * Provide group instruction utilizing lessons from resources such as Virtual Job Shadow, SABES' Integrating Career Awareness (ICA), and the MassCIS website to inform ECPs, including career searches, market trends (job growth), training/education needed, etc. * Collaborate with center advisers to develop community and employment contacts, plan, and schedule speakers and events pertinent to education and careers * Develop contacts with community and college resources and refer students as needed to enhance academic supports and address barriers to attendance * Use labor market trend information to inform career planning * Assist students in the development of an employment portfolio including a resume, cover letter, as well as in interview preparation and other soft skill development * Assist Coordinators with intake, assessment, recruitment * Collaborate with the Data Specialist to provide appropriate student goals information and to ensure that the results of goal follow-up are entered in SMARTT * Participate in professional development as required * The Classification Specification is available at: Development Counselor - HB 1109.doc PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT REVIEW APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH MASSCAREERS. PLEASE APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field; with three (3) years of experience in Higher Education, Community Education, personal/academic advisement, non-traditional student interaction, program management, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience * Experience and/or training that includes experience with and sensitivity to Adult Basic Education (ABE) students * Sensitivity to cultural issues of immigrant language learners * Ability to work as part of an educational team * Familiarity with Microsoft Office and institutional software PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Bilingual (Spanish/English) * Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment. * Additional Information:* GRADE AND SALARY: Anticipated salary is $57,249 - $62,448 (MCCC Pay Grade 4 with a Bachelor's degree) annually with complete fringe benefit package. Complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, free dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. ANTICIPATED START DATE: ASAP * Application Instructions:* TO APPLY: To be considered for this position click on the "Apply Now" button, you will be prompted to setup a new account or login to an existing account. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration: * Cover Letter, describing your qualifications and experience * Resume/CV Review of applications will begin 5 business days from the posting date and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references. /Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Elizabete Trelegan (Assistant Director of Human Resources, B-219,978-556-3928/, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Northern Essex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer./ /Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: *Job: Education *Organization: Northern Essex Comm College *Title: *Full-Time Education & Career Advisor Location: Massachusetts-Lawrence - 420 Common Street Requisition ID: 23000DWV