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Academic Counselor Part Time (Pool)

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Posted: 12/08/2019

Job Description:
Potential Part Time Academic Counselor
Application submission to the part time academic counselor pool is open to qualified and competent experts, who possess skills, education, and experience in academic and/or professional areas.
Applications for part time academic counselor positions will be held in an applicant pool which, whenever a position opens up, will be consulted when searching for candidates to fill the position. Applicants for part time academic counselor  positions will not be notified of their status unless they are contacted to come in for an interview, which might occur soon after applying or as much as a year later. Potential academic counselors should note their availability on your application.
General Statement of Duties
The Part Time  Academic Counselor assist students in all phases of the enrollment life cycle from point of initial advising through completion, including, but not limited to: academic, career, and transfer advising in person, via phone, email, text, and video chat.   This position requires the candidate to conduct preliminary transcript reviews for purpose of course scheduling. Evening and weekend work could be needed, Duties may be performed throughout the year or during specific times of the year, depending on the student  lifecycle  and peak enrollment periods.The Academic Counselor- ACT reports to the Director of Advising, Career & Transfer  in fulfilling the various responsibilities of MWCC's enrollment strategies.
  • Perform new, transfer, and readmitted student intake advising and assist students with educational planning including, but not limited to: academic, career, and transfer resources of the College;
  • Refer students to  the Coordinator Career Planning and Placement to offer career assessments to ensure students are assigned to appropriate majors or are meeting their academic and personal goals;
  • Review available student test scores, transcripts and potential transfer credits, and advise students on academic plans, course selection, and curriculum;
  • Register students into appropriate academic coursework, to include registration activities such as add/drop consequent to course withdrawal advising;
  • Collaborate with and make referrals as needed to Retention Specialists and other appropriate academic and student services personnel to address potential barriers to academic student success;
  • Actively participate in various enrollment and career alignment events, including open houses, enrollment events, program orientations, and commencement;
  • Work occasional evening and weekend hours as coordinated with the Director of Advising, Career & Transfer during peak enrollment periods typically in August and January, or support enrollment and advising events as needed.

  • 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: $28.29 per hour
Employee Status:Part Time
Benefits: No

Hours per week: Not to exceed 18 hours per week.

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

Deadlline: Open until 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).
MWCC requires sealed transcripts sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

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