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Springfield Technical Community College
  • Position Number: 2584328
  • Location: Springfield, MA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

STEM Academic Counselor positions (2 positions)

Category: Administrative and Professional
Department: School of STEM
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Oct 22, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Position ID:: 138492

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

Under the coordination of the Academic Coordinator of Academic Advising & Transfer, the Academic/Enrollment Counselor will work closely with students who have been accepted to STCC in STEM fields and will serve as the student's first point of contact upon acceptance to the college. Additionally, during the academic year, maintain a student advisee caseload to oversee all advising services to ensure optimal academic success. Coordinate support services such as tutoring, student skills assessment, career exploration and referral services. Compile appropriate student data for reporting and assessment purposes as per the grant guidelines.

  • Ensures students complete entry requirements, including attendance at New Student Orientation, taking placement tests exams and registration for courses, completion of financial aid, submission of health documents
  • Assists students with completion of next steps in the enrollment process including accessing STCCnet, email and ARIES accounts, waiving health insurance, paying bill, getting RamCard, applying for parking decal or bus pass and getting books
  • Promotes special programs to help students prepare for college such as summer boot camps, math brush-up, and other activities that are available for course credit.
  • Ensures students are placed in most appropriate math levels based on multi-factor model.
  • Work with students uncertain about their major/career pathway to clarify their interests and map out an appropriate academic plan.
  • Advise students with changes in major or degree program based on interest, transferability and academic success.
  • Monitor and provide outreach using the Early Alert system. Provide academic solutions and guidance.
  • Advise students on academic plan, course registration and graduation requirements.
  • Initiate communication and engage in ongoing outreach with students via phone, text, e-mail, and one-on-one contacts to maintain and establish relationships for the purpose of retaining student population.
  • Discusses STEM academic programs, enrolls students in courses that will work toward completing a STEM degree at STCC and discusses transfer options.
  • Participates in outreach activities at local middle and high schools, sharing information about STEM academic program offerings at STCC including the Pathways to Prosperity initiative.
  • Arranges a STEM day on campus and participates in other specials programs geared toward underrepresented student populations in the STEM field.
  • Conducts career exploration activities including STEM demos with high school students and undecided STCC students.
  • Work with the STEM center on STEM advising and retention events.
  • Coordinates college visits on a regular basis so that prospective students can see STCC's STEM programs in action.
  • Creates, reviews and updates Educational Plans for advisees to provide a structured academic plan for graduation.
  • Accurately records all counseling activities/contacts; monitors and reports on student follow-up; adheres to strict confidentiality and ethical standards.
  • Participates in enrollment events including new student orientation, late registration and super Saturday; provides advising assistance during peak periods.
  • Provides appropriate academic and non-academic referrals to ensure needs of participants are met.
  • Serves as liaison to the STEM Division to ensure consistency in advising practices and collaboration on STEM initiatives.
  • Participates in professional development activities, and on college committees as assigned.
  • Works closely with the Activities Director to ensure required grant activities are being met.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or closely related field (with preference given to related closely related STEM Fields) ; with at least three (3) years' experience and/or training in academic advisement, career development; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required.
  • Understanding of and experience with addressing the challenges facing an ethnically diverse student body.
  • Knowledge of STEM field and experience working with students in STEM majors preferred.
  • Experience working in a STEM field especially in a technology area preferred
  • Working knowledge of Datatel student information system preferred.
  • Experienced using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Additional Information:

Positions: 2 Available. Required to work evenings and occasional weekends.

SALARY: $58,320 - $84,938 (Grade 5) Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience per the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement. See


UNION: MCCC Professional

GRANT FUNDED: Yes (funded by multiple grant sources through October 2026)

WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5 hours per week

CLOSING DATE: November 5, 2021 or Open Until Filled


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status and details regarding how to fulfill vaccine documentation requirements will be shared during the hire and onboarding process.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply online at by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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