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Director of Vocational Counseling

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Type of Position:Management - Student Affairs

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Job Type:Regular

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Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Monticello

UAM, one of twenty campuses of the University of Arkansas System, is located in southeastern Arkansas in the beautiful timberlands, rich in outdoor recreation activities, and approximately 100 miles south of Little Rock. UAM is a comprehensive, residential and commuter, undergraduate institution also offering selected master’s degree programs.

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Summary of Job Duties:This position will work closely with staff and faculty personnel as an advocate for students’ academic achievement, personal and social development, and career successes. The counselor will serve under the direct supervision of the Vice Chancellor for the Crossett campus. Specific responsibilities include providing prospective students with program information and career guidance concerning occupational requirements; assisting and facilitating prospective students with admissions by reviewing and processing students’ admissions documents in accordance with policy requirements through in-person appointments, telephone calls, and/or emails. Duties also include serving as the chief test administrator and scheduler of entrance exams, end-of-course exams, UAM on-line exams, placement tests, exams from other universities, and others tests administered on the Crossett campus. The successful candidate will serve as the academic advisor for designated populations of students which includes registering students and consulting with department heads; aid students with understanding their academic requirements and progression; assess students’ level of satisfaction in their chosen major and provide them information concerning educational alternatives and/or degree advancement options; assist students with applying for graduation; provide student support through need assessments and make referrals to appropriate agencies and programs to obtain identified services and resources that will increase student success; participate in recruitment activities; provide individual and group counseling in response to staff and faculty referrals; compile and submit reports; participate in professional development; serve on committees and attend meetings as designated; and perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor.


A master’s degree in Counseling is required with a minimum of five years counseling experience in education. Counseling licensure is required. Must have exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; be able to work collaboratively with staff, faculty, students, educational partners and other related agencies/organizations; possess proficient computer skills; good organizational skills; be attentive to policy details, and meet a flexible work schedule to provide evening counseling services when deemed necessary.

Salary Information:

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

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Additional Information:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Linda Rushing, Vice Chancellor,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry ( MVR ) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:N/A

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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