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Early College Advisor

Posted: 12/21/2021

Job Description:
Developing college readiness skills in high school students is our mission. As an Early College Advisor at Madison College, you will provide holistic student support for Early College Students. Helping to develop their college readiness skills, through academic coaching and mentoring. You will work closely with faculty and K-12 counselors to identify support and interventions for student success.
Madison College’s dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Hiring a diverse workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College—it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: cover letter and resume.  Failure to include these documents with your application submission will render your application ineligible.
This position will be open until filled, with a first review date of January 2, 2022 at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
This position is grant funded through June 30, 2023, continuation of this position is dependent on continued grant funding beyond this date.
This is a full-time, exempt salary, 52 weeks per year position. Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30p.m.  This position works in person at the Portage campus and travels to regional high schools 3-4 days a week.
Responsibilities include:

  • Provide holistic student support advising for Early College Students. Gain and build confidence with diverse students. Provide regular, individualized coaching, counsel, support and case management to students experiencing family, personal, or economic crisis which may impact academic and personal success. Provide referrals and support students to access additional community resources or counseling services as needed.
  • Provide intentional Collaboration and Continuous Improvement: Participate in regular team review and discussion of proven instructional and youth development practices to inform teaching and program design, adapting strategies and practices accordingly. Collaboratively strategize on interventions around student behavior, attendance, attitude, or performance concerns that negatively impact the students or learning communicates progress. Participate in ongoing professional development activities.
  • Provide academic and career advising to high school students that align with post-secondary goals. Collaboratively review and interpret student transcripts and placement test scores. Assist students to develop academic goals and plans based on high school completion requirements, dual credit opportunities, and career aspirations. Advise and assist students in understanding academic requirements and in selecting and registering for courses.
  • Provide academic coaching and resource options for student success. Support students to understand and navigate academic and college systems, policies and procedures.
  • Provide Student Retention support and Case Management. Proactively monitor students’ progress and work with students to assess and address academic difficulties.
  • Assist in the recruitment, assessment, placement and course load for incoming applicants. Engage in outreach and informational presentations with school district and college personnel, students, families and community agencies. Participate in the evaluation, assessment and selection of students including reviewing transcripts, files, evaluations, and interviewing students.
  • Maintains a commitment to the college mission, vision and values. Complies with college policies, directives, and work rules.Engages positively with colleagues, engages in conflict directly and professionally, contributes to team discussions, collaborates and helps colleagues, assumes the best from colleagues, provides and accepts constructive feedback, follows through on commitments, and support final decisions that are made.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Skill in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Skills in communicating with populations of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of student development and learning college theory and principles.
  • Experience assessing student needs and coordinating culturally competent educational and community based services.
  • Experience in community outreach and partnership development; knowledge of local social service systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental advising.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully advising, building positive relationships, motivating and supporting underserved and culturally diverse young people.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required (Education, counseling or human services a plus)
2 years (4,000 hours) of direct student support
If you are experiencing application issues please contact the HR hotline, (608) 246-6900.
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Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.  Madison College offers degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates in Architecture & Engineering; Arts, Design & Humanities; Business; Construction, Manufacturing & Maintenance; Culinary, Hospitality & Fitness; Education & Social Services; Health Sciences; Information Technology; Law, Protective & Human Services; Science, Math & Natural Resources; and Transportation.  Admissions criteria vary by program and are available by calling our Enrollment Office at (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282 Ext. 6210. The following person has been designated to coordinate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to handle inquiries regarding the college’s nondiscrimination policies: Lisa Muchka, Compliance Coordinator, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246.5221