CTE Academic Mentor


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College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our society.

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus campus has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recognized with the 2012 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, was one of just five finalists in the U.S. for the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Student Success Award, and was presented with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s Good Neighbor Awards in 2009 for the Culinary Conference Center, in 2012 for the North Hudson Campus, and in 2015 for the award-winning Gabert Library. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream as part of its expanding effort toward continuous improvement in student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all its forms.


Position Summary/Job Description

Under the supervision of the Associate Dean of the Division of Academic Development and Support Services, the CTE Academic Mentor will work exclusively with Career and Technical Education (CTE) students who are on academic probation. He/she will serve as a point of contact for CTE students and assist the students academically and holistically by removing barriers to success and providing the type of mentoring that boosts student motivation and persistence, resulting in increased retention and graduation rates. The CTE Academic Mentor will work collaboratively with the members of the ADJ Academic Support Services Department to plan the activities and arrange the appropriate academic support services for CTE students to maintain an acceptable level of academic status and achieve their academic goals. He/she will contact students to arrange the appropriate academic support services and collect data regarding their performance and satisfaction in order to create assessment reports. He/she will conduct workshops that are specifically designed for CTE students. 


Required/Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a master’s degree in a field related to higher education. Demonstrated ability to interact with a culturally diverse population and to effectively and respectfully function and communicate within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of tutorial objectives, principals, methods, and techniques required with the ability to plan and organize related workshops and activities for CTE students. Effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and influence skills required to effectively collaborate with students, Division Deans, directors, faculty, advisors, counselors, and all levels of employees and management.  Computer proficiency also required. An understanding of and commitment to the role of a comprehensive community college in an urban multi-cultural setting also required, with prior experience in working with non-traditional students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds being essential. Bi-lingual ability helpful but not required.


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For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a list of three professional references to Dr. Pamela Bandyopadhyay at pbandyopadhyayFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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