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DEOC Academic Counselor

Employer
Delta State University
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Delta State University

DEOC Academic Counselor

Position Type: Staff

Department: Center for Community and Economic Development

Posting Number: 201201148

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Tenure/Non-Tenure: Non-Tenure Track

Salary Basis: 12 month

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the implementation and management of the process to recruit and select individuals to participate in the program.
  • Conduct interviews and assess assigned participants' academic attainment levels, educational needs, and career interests.
  • Administer academic advisement and agency referrals to assigned participants.
  • Monitor program participants and meticulously document activities and tasks to aid successful completion of personalized education plans.
  • Maintain physical and digital case management files for assigned participants.
  • Coordinate and facilitate workshops on financial aid, ACT registration, ACT prep and other services needed by program participants and partners.
  • Travel throughout 12 counties within the service area to facilitate workshops and provide services to participants, including ACT test preparation, financial aid application, and postsecondary enrollment application.
  • Assist in the implementation and management of the systems for collecting data and providing timely documentation for evaluating program outcomes.
  • Establish partnerships with adult education providers, school districts, social service organizations, and community-based programs with an academic skills development focus.
  • Work closely with Offices of Financial Aid, Student Service Centers, Career Services and similar programs/departments at each of the community colleges and universities in the 12 county service area.
  • Attend professional development trainings/workshops/conferences.
  • Maintain active memberships in state, regional, and national professional organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned by Project Director.


Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or other field related to the position and experience in adult education programs.
  • In addition, it is desirable for this person to have:
    • Experience in an adult educational setting;
    • Experience with providing one-on-one academic or career guidance to sensitive populations;
    • Good listening, planning, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills;
    • Excellent written and oral communications;
    • Excellent recruiting and retention abilities;
    • Good working knowledge and familiarity of higher education, financial aid, GED and ACT testing and admissions;
    • Good working knowledge and understanding of the psychological, behavioral, and educational issues affecting the learning potential of low-income, first generation participants;
    • Good working knowledge of developing individual education and career plans for sensitive populations;
    • Willingness to regularly travel in the program service area and to attend state, regional and national conferences and workshops;
    • Ability to plan professional development opportunities and provide technical assistance to program staff, partners, and program participants; and
    • Working knowledge of Windows-based computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or other field related to the position.
  • Experience in adult and/or underrepresented participants’ education programs.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to an insured motor vehicle for business use
  • Availability to attend meetings, conferences or special events after normal work hours and on weekends.
  • Experience in working with federally-funded programs.
  • Experience in public promotions to persons from all socioeconomic conditions and communities.
  • Experience with education and career assessment tools and programs.
  • Personal experience in overcoming or understanding disadvantages and circumstances similar to the population served by the program.
  • A commitment to working with diverse populations in the Mississippi Delta, especially economically-disadvantaged populations, including low-income adults, potential first-generation students, students with a disability, and non-traditional students.


Salary:
12 monthCommensurate with experience, qualifications, and university’s resources.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or other field related to the position.
  • Experience in adult and/or underrepresented participants’ education programs.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to an insured motor vehicle for business use
  • Availability to attend meetings, conferences or special events after normal work hours and on weekends.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in working with federally-funded programs.
  • Experience in public promotions to persons from all socioeconomic conditions and communities.
  • Experience with education and career assessment tools and programs.
  • Personal experience in overcoming or understanding disadvantages and circumstances similar to the population served by the program.
  • A commitment to working with diverse populations in the Mississippi Delta, especially economically-disadvantaged populations, including low-income adults, potential first-generation students, students with a disability, and non-traditional students.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
The letter of application and two required letters of recommendation should relate the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to the posted position.

Additional Information:
Requests for letters of recommendation will automatically be generated to the references you list on the application. They will be sent a link to allow them to submit letter directly to application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow up with the references to ensure the letters have been submitted.

Open Date: 06/29/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Click Here

Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment and educational opportunity. Delta State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University.

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