At MCLA, we’re here for all – and focused on each – of our students. As a 2021 Top Ten Public
College, classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their
lives. Nearly 93% of our graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best grad schools in the country. We engage in the
most nationally relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of
Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is brimming with
creative energy and the regional economy is booming as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate
you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world.
About the MCLA Education Department
The MCLA Education Department is committed to developing courageous
educators that engage critically with their practice and know how to do the same with the students they teach. We learn from each other,
from our students, from the community and our partners, and from the broader world, and respond to what we learn in an intentional and
thoughtful fashion. In this collective pursuit, we renew our dedication to developing future educators, examining notions of difference, and
disrupting the status quo as we work towards equity in education.
The Education Advising Director will lead the development and
implementation of a comprehensive advising system (starting with prospective students and ending with career placement) for undergraduate
and graduate Education students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Along with faculty, advises a group of undergraduate
and graduate students and connects students with additional resources whenever necessary.
- Advises incoming and new graduate
students, including through the creation of a plan of study and a review of their transcript (if needed).
- Updates and maintains
Education-related advising documents for access by students, faculty, and staff across the college.
- Creates a system to update and
maintain documents that specifies the ways in which Education students meet state requirements, including Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK)
standards and Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs).
- Attends Department or College committee meetings as requested or
- Degree of at least Bachelors level or equivalent; Masters degree
- Minimum one year experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students, ideally in some type of advising
- Strong familiarity with online and collaborative tools, such as those in Learning Management Systems, College registration
systems, and document sharing.
- Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students in a college setting.
- Strong attention to
This is a part-time non-benefited position.
deadline is September 1, 2022.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative
action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and
regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates must
apply electronically and should submit a letter of interest and resume by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below.