High School Academy Specialist Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Posting #: 2022-1733

Category: Staff

Close Date: 8/9/2022

Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
Starting annual salary of $50,460 – $63,148. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Hours per Week: Full-time

Work Schedule: Salaried positions; There are two positions available: one continuous position and one limited-term, grant-funded position through August 1, 2023

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Overview and Responsibilities

The High School Academy Specialist Advisor will act as a liaison between high school and CVTC faculty and employer partners to connect academy students with career pathways, CVTC programs, and ensure quality programming. This position will monitor student progress and addresses concerns with appropriate individuals, related to assigned career pathway academies. The High School Academy Specialist Advisor reports to the Director of Advising and Services and is responsible for supporting student’s career pathways and bridging students from high school academies to career pathways at CVTC.


  • Document, monitor, and update academy information.
  • Set up and conduct academy orientations and informational sessions for both faculty and students.
  • Work collaboratively with CVTC College Specialists and cross functional teams at CVTC to promote career pathways programming.
  • Assist in scheduling academies.
  • Ensure accuracy of academy promotional materials and website.
  • Coordinate and facilitate career exploration and programming events.
  • Collaborate with the High School Academy Retention Specialist to provide support to students who are struggling academically.
  • Collaborate and communicate weekly with students and high school counselors to ensure successful completion of academies
  • Work collaboratively with students, high school counselors, and CVTC academic advisors in the development of academic plans for degree completion.
  • Utilize Canvas to monitor and follow up with students’ mid-term attendance and grade reports.
  • Respond to student concerns by connecting or referring students to appropriate high school and college resources.
  • Communicate with stakeholders on academy questions.
  • Act as a liaison between high school, CVTC faculty, and local employer partners in regard to academy and grant activities and reporting needs.
  • Serve as liaison to community partners and high schools, informing CVTC and high school students about academic programming, assessment resources, admissions, financial aid, and services and resources available at CVTC to help them be successful as a student at the college.
  • Collect and maintain data utilizing Advise on assigned students to track progress, participation, use of interventions, and outcomes.
  • Serve as a resource for faculty and staff in their effort to support students.
  • Assist with bridge programming to CVTC programs.
  • Participate on appropriate College teams and contribute to accomplishing the goals and objectives of the team(s).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as the ability to work independently toward department goals.
  • Proven ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to use judgment, discretion, and decision-making skills in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Must possess a professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
  • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel to various regional campuses and other locations as needed to meet the obligations of the position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human development, education, social science, or related field. Master’s degree in Career and Technical Education, School Counseling, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a student or client support related area.
  • Experience working with high school students preferred.

In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Benefits Summary

2022 annual benefits include:

  • 3 – 4 weeks of paid vacation time based on years of service
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid winter break, includes days between Christmas and New Year’s holidays (some exceptions may apply for essential workers)
  • 4 paid personal days
  • 15 paid sick days for absences due to illness, injury, or doctor and dentist appointments of the employee, dependent children, spouse, or parents of the employee or spouse
  • Paid bereavement time
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually (eligibility requirements apply)
  • Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA); CVTC contributes $3,400 annually for a family plan or $1,700 annually for a single pan to your HSA
  • Wellness incentive of up to $600 for employees enrolled in CVTC’s health insurance
  • $2,500 cash-payment in lieu of CVTC health insurance coverage for employees who have credible coverage through another source
  • Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Vision insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Life and long-term disability insurance premiums paid by CVTC
  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), CVTC matches 6.5%, vested at 5 years of credible service
  • 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plan
  • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development
  • Free or low-cost services offered by CVTC program students, such as computer repair, automotive repair, auto collision and refinishing repair, Shear Inspiration Salon and Spa, and 620 West restaurant and culinary pop ups 

Benefits begin on the first date of employment (i.e., there is no waiting period), with the exception of tuition reimbursement.

CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of Talent & Culture, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711