Student Support Services Counselor

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Office of Student Support Services at Old Dominion University is seeking candidates for the Student Support Services Counselor (full-time, 12 month) position. This position coordinates and implements advising services and activities for low-income, first generation college students and students with disabilities as outlined in the grant application.

Required Education: Master’s degree in counseling or other related field.

Required Qualifications: Considerable counseling and/or advising experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and student database management. Effective communication skills verified by workshop presentations, grant writing assistance, and/or through designing marketing materials that inform students of SSS services available. Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence specifically for groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications: Some counseling and/or advising experience in a TRIO related higher education program. Knowledge in providing programming that promotes the annual persistence rates of SSS eligible students; programming that improves the good academic standing and promotes college graduation rates for SSS eligible students. Knowledge of assessments, data collection, learning styles, and experience working with students with disabilities. Knowledge of academic advising, career, financial aid, and economic literacy activities. Experience advising and assisting SSS eligible students with postsecondary course selection, graduate school admissions, and financial aid process. Ability to maintain a caseload of participants and provide them with documented services and activities. Knowledge in effective student “coaching,” specifically in the areas of guiding SSS eligible students with goal setting, time management, self-advocacy, and study skills.

Review Date: This position closes on June 2, 2021.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.