Carroll Community College seeks a full-time Counselor/Advisor.
This position assumes responsibility for the advising of current students including academically at-risk students, develops/delivers services to help students define and reach educational goals, and provides support as needed in outreach activities to new and current students. Understands the needs of diverse students and is able to create an inclusive and safe environment for all students. It reports to the Senior Director of Advising and Retention.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Advises current and prospective students regarding educational planning and
- Facilitates students' progress toward academic goals. Teaches new students how to use technology including student planning, Starfish and student email. Supports and teaches students how to register, track progress and plan for transfer.
- Provides special support to students who are on academic probation including goal setting, and calculating GPA requirements for success.
- Assists in the recruitment and advising of prospective students by participating in high school visitations, open houses, and college/career nights; assists in other outreach activities for both current and prospective students.
- Designs and presents workshops, class presentations, and seminars to facilitate academic planning, registration, and help meet students' related counselling/advising needs.
- Serves as the advising liaison with one or more Area of Study. This includes participating in the planning and promoting of initiatives to encourage student involvement.
- Uses technology in the support of student success and retention.
- Understands and communicates career options and transfer planning for Area of study students.
- Provides support to students with personal issues, such as short-term counseling, referral, and crisis intervention
- Runs the Collee's First Generation program.
- Leads department-wide assessment projects as assigned.
- Serves on College committees as assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:
- Master's Degree. At least two years' related experience. Direct community college advising or counseling experience preferred. STEM advising experience preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to assist students in personal/educational development and to work with students in a classroom or workshop setting.
- Be available to work some evenings (11:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m.) and variable hours when necessary including, at minimum, one evening a week.
- Must be positive, cooperative and supportive.
The work is normally light work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Periodically, it requires standing for longer periods of time during presentations or fairs. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
- Hear/talk/communicate – Must be able to exchange information and communicate
- Visual acuity - Ability to perceive or detect surroundings
- Mental acuity – Able to focus, concentrate, understand and convey subject matter
- Repetitive motion (i.e. keyboarding)
- Stand/sit/walk - Able to move or traverse from one area to another
College campus, direct contact with students, staff, faculty and the general public in classrooms, common areas, offices, and campus environments. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as office, meeting, and training rooms. Use of safe work place practices with office equipment; computers for data entry and word processing; avoidance of trips and falls; observance of fire and building safety regulations; and observance of traffic laws when/if driving a College vehicle.