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[C14-042] - School Of Business: Advising & Student Support Specialist

Position Information

Administrative Faculty


Contact Person:
Patricia Root
Phone: (860) 832-1954

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s School of Business invites applications for an Advising and Student Support Specialist. The successful candidate will deliver comprehensive advising for students interested in pursuing one of the degree programs in the School of Business, ensure successful articulation of transfer credits and increased student satisfaction, retention and graduation, update and maintain web pages for The Learning Center and other appropriate departments and assist with the maintenance of the School-based web pages to highlight student successes and ensure accurate information as it relates to advising.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Three (3) years of experience(full-time equivalency) in relevant advising and student support services in higher education;
  • Experience working with transfer student populations, and advising students in professional degree programs;
  • Experience using student information databases, such as Banner, etc.;
  • Experience with web-based technology;
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication and organizational skills; and,
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing technological solutions for student support services;
  • Experience with student mentoring programs; and,
  • Experience managing tutoring programs to assist at-risk students.

Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: CCSU is a comprehensive public university, one of four universities in the Connecticut State University System. 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 services 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 of the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of culture 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 2 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 in a single file:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vita or 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 Patricia Root, Search Chair, at (860) 832-3217 or TTY users call (860) 832-1954.



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