• Pathway Advisor

    The Community College of Aurora
    Job Description

    Pathway Advisor


    Community College of Aurora


    Salary: $43,645.00 Annually


    Job Type: Full-Time


    Job Number: 00014


    Location: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway, CO


    Department: Academic Affairs


    This is an exciting time to be an advisor at the Community College of Aurora. We are embarking on a redesign of our advising model and pathways advisors will be key contributors to implementing a new model of advising on campus. CCA is a Guided Pathways College, which means that we believe in supporting our students in a seamless experience from the moment they first make contact with us until they reach their academic goal. Pathways Advisors are caring, enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate staff who are excellent at interacting with students and supporting them in their academic journey. Our Pathways Advisors will work collaboratively with faculty members within the students chosen Guided Academic Pathway. Pathways Advisors and faculty will work together to develop intentional interventions along each student's pathway that encourage growth and sustain commitment to completing a degree or certificate at CCA. Pathways Advisors will provide proactive academic advising, career advising, financial aid advising, and success coaching for students within specific Guided Academic Pathways. Guided Academic Pathways were established at CCA in the spring of 2017. Pathways advisors will support students by helping them to explore educational and career goals proactively. Pathways advisors will track student academic progression and completion towards a degree and proactively intervene as necessary. Advisors will help current students persist by assisting them in navigating their Academic Course Map, providing transfer information, and making campus and community referrals as needed. Pathway Advisors will also be engaging in basic financial aid and career planning conversations with students, including matching student career interests to courses/programs of study, and being mindful of debt and default management concerns.


    Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills




    • Assess academic needs and career goals of assigned Guided Academic Pathways students. Help students choose and enter a pathway. Advise new and continuing students regarding completing a credential and/or transferability of degree program.

    • Provide proactive/case management advising for new degree seeking students. Monitor student academic progress towards a credential and intervene as needed. Utilize resources and methods to promote student retention.

    • Act as a Guided Academic Pathway liaison with academic departments.

    • Establish relationships with faculty within assigned Guided Academic Pathway.

    • Develop relationships with transfer representatives at the top transfer institutions for CCA students. Connect with transfer institutions for assigned Guided Academic Pathway, and remain updated on degree information and transfer requirements.

    • Help current students persist by assisting them in navigating their Academic Course Map, provide transfer information, and make campus and community referrals as needed.

    • Engage in basic career planning conversations with students, including matching student career interests to courses/programs of study.

    • Provide basic financial aid advising including financial literacy, debt, and default management information.

    • Participate in Guided Academic Pathway events, and other activities that promote and build Guided Academic Pathway communities.

    • Participate in early alert and support at-risk students, students on academic probation, and students on academic suspension.

    • Maintain knowledge of the curricula for CCA degrees, certificates, courses and issues relevant to transferring to Colorado four-year institutions, and for career preparation.

    • Maintain current knowledge of CCA policies and procedures for admissions, enrollment, and completing a program of study.

    • Utilize available report, tracking, assessment, and communication technologies (specifically EAB Navigate, DegreeWorks, SARS, and in some cases Recruit) to implement proactive advising strategies.

    • Participate in ALL advising trainings to become and remain skilled in academic advising, intrusive interventions, career advising, and financial aid advising.

    • Participate in new student orientation, degree check fairs, Connect2CCA and other events that promote the college and support student success as assigned including at night and on weekends.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Minimum qualifications & Requirements




    • Graduation from regionally accredited college/university with a Bachelor's degree.

    • Experience in student affairs (e.g., advising, financial aid, career services) preferably in advising.

    • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

    • Commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, and equity; ability to work with a diverse college community.

    • A student-centered focus, experience with student development, and the ability to view students from an asset-mindset.

    • Commitment to continuous quality improvement, ongoing professional development, and a resilience for a dynamic changing work environment.




    • Bilingual

    • Master's degree (preferred in higher education, student affairs, advising, or a related field).

    • Academic advising experience.

    • Experience working with students in a community college setting.

    • Experience with Banner.


    Supplemental information

    Salary Range: Anticipated starting salary range is $43,645.00 annually. The specific salary is non-negotiable and is determined by the departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan, including generous leave and holiday benefits.


    Deadline to Submit Application Material: This position is open continuous and the review of resumes will continue until the position is filled.


    Application Process: When submitting your online application, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to mailto:HR@ccaurora.edu upon offer of employment. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at mailto:HR@ccaurora.edu.


    By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

    Notice to all Applicants:


    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.


    • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.

    • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.

    • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.

    • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the http://www.copera.org/.

    • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

    • For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at mailto:Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.


    The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the https://www.ccaurora.edu/mycca/dashboard/student-right-know. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.


    ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


    Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.


    Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.


    For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at mailto:Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.


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