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Academic Counselor (Part Time)

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Posted: 01/19/2020

Mount Wachusett Community College – 120069 Academic Counselor (Part Time)

Job Description:
General Statement of Duties
The Part Time Academic Counselor for TRIO SSS program will contribute to program recruitment goals. They will be responsible to create and maintain strong, ongoing supportive connections with program participants. In addition they will provide general academic advising, including course selection and registration counseling to students. The Academic Counselor will act as a resource for students and help them to become effective learners. They will monitor student progress and provide targeted interventions to help success, as well as advocate for the success of SSS Students. The Academic Counselor will contribute towards program data recording and reporting.
  • Engage in proactive outreach and on-going contact with SSS students to promote student success; 
  • Develop materials and conduct workshops/orientations to facilitate academic success for SSS students, including collaborative activities with the College's personnel;
  • Provide general academic advising, including course selection and registration counseling, and support to students;
  • Contribute to the development of activities and written/electronic materials to facilitate the recruitment, retention, and academic success of SSS students; coordinate and implement activities to promote career awareness for SSS students;
  • Provide assistance to student with note taking, time management, and other study skill related issues in one-on-one and workshop settings;
  • Collaboratively plan and participate in cultural activities for SSS students;
  • Maintain confidential counseling/student contact records.  Maintain accurate and timely data, including confidential counseling/student contact records, and data concerning the program's transfer activities;
  • Maintain a network of referral sources and professional contacts (e.g., counseling resources) to facilitate the academic success of SSS students; 
  • Initiate and maintain an effective working relationship with campus counselors, faculty, and staff to facilitate students' understanding of College policies and procedures and to advocate for SSS students;
  • Other duties as assigned.
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  • Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or closely related field;
  • 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.
Equivalency Statement
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Salary: $29.44 per hour
Employee Status: Part Time
Benefits: No
Hours per Week: 18    

This position will usually work Monday-Thursday from 1:30-6:00 pm during the spring and fall semesters. Some weekend hours and activities at all MWCC campus locations and some off campus locations may be required.

Number of Weeks: 30
Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, 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 and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:
The following documents are required:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

Anticipated Effective Date: February 2020
Applications accepted up to and including February 5, 2020
Applications received after February 5, 2020 MAY be considered until the position is filled.
Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).

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