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Program Counselor - Upward Bound

Baltimore City Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 10, 2022
Description/Job Summary

Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded TRIO program that serves first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and disabled students. Services provided to UB participants are incorporated into approved program objectives that meet secondary school completion and postsecondary school entry goals. The Program Counselor is responsible for assisting students in developing academic and social skills needed to be successful in high school, college, personally, and professionally.

  • Evaluates students’ abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planning
  • Identifies issues that affect academic performance, such as poor classroom attendance rates.
  • Develops intervention plans for students with academic and/or social difficulties
  • Counsels individuals and small groups based on student and program needs.
  • Works with students to develop skills, such as organizational and time management abilities and effective study skills.
  • Works with students to create a plan to achieve academic and career goals.
  • Collaborates with instructors and other program staff to help students succeed.
  • Maintains records and develops instructional schedules.
  • Contributes to the planning and implementation of the summer program, field trips, and other extra-curricular activities
  • Coordinates and provide individual instruction, course offerings, tutorial sessions, and special workshops.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Educational Administration; Education or Curriculum Design; Psychology, Youth Administration or Leadership Studies, or a related field is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Ability to interpret educational research data, understand and use various educational computer hardware and software
  • Two years of experience counseling low-income, first-generation college students and their families.

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