MONTCO Careers —Montgomery County Community College

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Montgomery County Community College invites applications for the Faculty Diversity Fellowship Program – Advising position. 

This program aims to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the college’s non-teaching faculty and broadening access to the college-advising profession to minority professionals.

 The Diversity Fellow is expected to provide workshops to students in a variety of topics such as study skills, academic planning, research and non-cognitive skills, etc. college-wide.

They will specialize in career planning, academic preparedness as well as mentoring diverse students. 

This position requires a minimum of one evening per week from 11 AM-7 PM, and Saturdays as needed from 9 AM-12 PM.  During peak periods evening hours will be extended until 8 PM and Saturday hours will be 9 AM-4 PM, or as needed. 

This position has college-wide responsibilities and requires travel between all campuses and off-site locations. 

The candidate must submit the PA Child Abuse, State of PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Fingerprinting clearances prior to the start of employment. 

The ideal candidate for this role would have the ability to carry out the following:

Essential Duties:  

  • Providing students with timely and accurate educational information on degrees, certificates, courses, college policies and procedures, campus and community resources. 
  • Providing holistic advising
    • Identifying options for students to satisfy degree requirements, evaluating and making recommendations on changes to student programs of study, and assisting students to completion. 
  • Providing holistic case management services and connecting students with community resources to increase retention and completion rates. 
  • Guiding students in development of effective problem solving skills, self-advocacy (empowerment), goal setting, and personal responsibility. 
  • Conducting student success and new student workshops and presentations in collaboration with key student services and instructional departments. 
  • Advising first year students to help them move successfully through the first year at the college.
    • Collaborating with faculty to develop services that support first year students. 
  • Serving as a mentor to minority students. 
  • Writing content for student success and advising handbook with emphasis on intrusive advising models.
    • Assisting with revisions and editing. 
  • Working closely with students who are on academic probation to help develop a holistic strategy to help them gain the support they need as related to the college’s satisfactory academic progress policy. 
  • Attending all advisor training meetings and present information as needed. 
  • Performing other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications:   

  • Must be a member of a historically underrepresented group. 
  • Must be considering a career in Student Affairs or in higher education.
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Human Services, Higher Education Counseling, or other related degree. 
  • Must have advising, coaching and/or counseling experience with diverse populations. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual/Multilingual, Spanish Speaking. 
  • Previous work experience with intrusive case management style advising/coaching model. 
  • Experience working with non-traditional, first-generation, limited income, ethnically diverse individuals or college students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple technologies simultaneously and proficiency in computer applications. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to a comprehensive community college philosophy. 
  • Ability to work independently and accurately under pressure, and make decisions in accordance with established policies, procedures, and grant regulations. 
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy in extensive record keeping. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 

For the complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit This position is open until May 29, 2022. 

Montgomery County Community College

MCCC offers a comprehensive curriculum of more than 100 degree and certificate programs, a Virtual Campus, a Culinary Arts Institute, a Municipal Police Academy, and specialized workforce development programs, all of which leverage the College’s nationally ranked use of innovative technology. An Achieving the Dream (AtD) Leader College, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to increase completion, improve learning outcomes, and remove barriers to access for more than 24,000 students annually. The College is also recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, and community service and service-learning opportunities. Montgomery County Community College was recognized by NISOD and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of 16 “2021 Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges.” Visit or follow the college on Twitter @mccc.

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and is dedicated to excellence through diversity in education and employment. MCCC, an EEO Employer, provides equal employment and educational opportunities to all who are qualified. In keeping with the College’s diversity initiative, MCCC seeks and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, those who have had multicultural experience, and those who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

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