Announcement of Anticipated Opening

Academic Advising Assistant

Job Posting #EA-190020
Advising and Counseling Services

Part-time Educational Assistant Position

Application must be postmarked by this date.

November 14, 2019 by 5 p.m.

Anticipated Starting Date

December 2019

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required, in an appropriately-related field with at least one year of experience in retention, advising and/or counseling.
  • Understanding of academic support services, campus-wide support services, tutoring, academic advising, transfer counseling and/or personal and career services.
  • Knowledge of campus-wide support services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the unique needs of learners.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications, and organizational skills.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.


Under the supervision of the Dean or an Advising and Counseling administrator, the Academic Advising Assistant will work with a diverse student population in developing and realizing their academic goals. The assistant will meet with students for course selection, degree evaluations, academic concerns, as well as provide referrals to specific institutional resources as necessary.

  • Degree evaluations and graduation audits
  • Present and participate in advising workshops
  • Meet with students on academic probation
  • Educate students regarding support services on-campus
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Serve as an Academic Coach
  • Other duties as assigned

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the Academic Advising Assistant is required to carry out the essential duties of attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies when required; service on assigned committees and task forces; and attendance and participation in committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. All of these may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

Minimum Salary/Compensation

$30.47/hour; 16 hours a week
Candidates must be flexible as hours must be within 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Mon – Thurs, with one Saturday a month.

Application Procedure

Please reference job posting number EA190020 on application materials. Send letter of intent, resume, employment application, all transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable at the application stage), and the names of three professional references via email to

Employment application materials must be completed and will not be considered if not submitted in its entirety; references to resume or CV are not acceptable.

Application Deadline

November 14, 2019 by 5 p.m.

Background Checks

Manchester Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. MCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Manchester Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, intellectual disability, learning disability, mental disability or history thereof, physical disability (including blindness), marital status, national origin, race, religious creed, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, criminal record, veteran status, retaliation for previous discrimination or coercion, genetic information and workplace hazards to reproductive systems. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Angelo Simoni, Jr., CSCU Title IX Coordinator, Manchester Community College, Great Path, P.O. Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06045-1046, SSC L277.

Manchester Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.