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Academic Counselor

Employer
Roxbury Community College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College is the urban college that serves communities with predominantly minority and recent immigrant populations. As such, it proudly accepts its special responsibility to serve these communities with excellence. Roxbury Community College embraces the Efficacy Model, which holds that people of all races and cultures are capable of brilliance and that many important characteristics are neither fixed nor given but subject to development throughout life. The College continually strives not only to honor cherished traditional commitments, but also to be vitally responsive to new challenges and insights.

The Division of Student Life at Roxbury Community College is inviting highly qualified candidates to be part of our team.


Job Description:

The Academic Counselor performs academic counseling and works with students to develop academic plans of study, work with students to select courses and advises them on their transitions, adding courses, withdrawing courses and assist them with the program requirements; performs administrative tasks associated with department activities such as collecting and organizing data and maintaining an updated student files; student documentation, reports, forms, and general correspondence; receives and refers to the college catalogs, schedules, student records, student handbooks, policies, procedures, and reference material.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Life

Supervision Exercised: None

Essential Functions:

Serves as academic counselor and works with students to develop academic plans of study;

  • Conducts career advising, career assessments, and transfer advising; screens, interviews, evaluates, and processes incoming students for general studies competency;
  • Registers into appropriate academic curricula; evaluates admission applications, registration documents, transcripts, placement test scores, and transfer credits;
  • Advises students regarding their academic plan, course selection/sequencing;
  • Provides information regarding course degree requirements and transfer requirements;
  • Monitors academic progress of students; assists students in registering, adding, or withdrawing from courses;
  • Serves as academic counselor and works with students to develop academic plans of study;
  • Advises students regarding their academic plan, course selection/sequencing;
  • Provides information regarding course degree requirements and transfer requirements;
  • Assigns academic advisors and notifies students/faculty of advisor assignments;
  • Assigns academic advisors and notifies students/faculty of advisor assignments;
  • Alerts faculty of students experiencing academic difficulties;
  • Participates in new student orientations; coordinates activities with other programs and specially-funded programs);
  • Coordinates participation in grant-funded programs for career education, job training, and job placement;
  • Performs administrative tasks associated with department activities;
  • Attends meetings/events, serves on committees, and makes presentations;
  • Conducts academic informational sessions or workshops; refers students to other services as appropriate; communicates with other departments, faculty members, students, school officials;
  • Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas.



Requirements:

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Master's required in Education, Counseling, Psychology or closely related field; with three (3) years' experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development, or program/project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


PREFERRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated experience with college advising systems and providing direct counseling/advising services to students.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with various constituencies including faculty, staff & administration.
  • Familiarity with college committee structures and management
  • Must demonstrate excellent communications skills in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent organizational and verbal and written communication skills
  • Must demonstrate excellent abilities in the use of technological tools, such as Microsoft office, PowerPoint & Excel.
  • Experience with Jenzebar.
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekend required



Additional Information:

To be considered for this position, all candidates must submit a resume and a cover letter.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery.

Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.


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