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[C14-066] - Advising & Student Support Specialist

Position Information

Administrative Faculty


Contact Person:
Donna DeCarlo
Phone: (860) 832-2296

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s School of Education and Professional Studies (SEPS) invites applications for a full-time Advising and Student Support Specialist. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive advising to undergraduate students pursuing one of the degree programs in SEPS including incoming transfer students. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in or related to one of the School’s academic programs
  • Three years (full-time equivalency) of recent work experience in academic advising
  • Experience working with transfer student populations
  • Experience advising students in professional programs that lead to licensure, certification, or other professional credential
  • Experience using student information databases
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills

Equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education or discipline related to one of the School’s academic programs
  • Experience with Banner
  • Experience creating or maintaining websites

The School of Education & Professional Studies is organized into eight academic departments and offers bachelor’s degrees in Athletic Training, Education, Exercise Science, Nursing, and Social Work.

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 13, 2014. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume; and,
  • Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers.

No emailed or hard copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Donna DeCarlo at (860) 832-2296 or

 CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.