Academic Counselor

Charter Oak State College New Britain, CT

Position Title: Academic Counselor

Department: Academic Affairs

Supervisor's Title: Director, Academic Services

Salary: $60,178

Position Summary: The Academic Counselor, as the chief facilitator of student progress in a distance learning environment, manages a caseload of students using independent judgement based on adult development and learning theory and knowledge of a wide range of learning opportunities, including an understanding of current trends in specific academic subjects.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages caseload of students using independent judgment and problem solving skills including:
    • Applying knowledge of adult development and learning theory to assist a diverse student population with academic planning
    • Advising students in the development of individualized plans of study, including instruction on how to develop the essay component
    • Instructing students in accessing options and services to meet educational requirements
    • Advising students regarding the assessment and analysis of their abilities, interests, skills and achievements in order to develop long and short-term academic/career goals
    • Interpreting college policies and procedures
  • Develops drafts of plans of study for enrolled and some non-enrolled students
  • Communicates with students using a variety of modalities
  • Supports retention and academic success by fostering appropriate interpersonal relationships with students
  • Collaborates with faculty and acts as student advocate in developing and refining academic programs and policies
  • Coordinates special projects including orientation and support services events
  • Maintains the standards of confidentiality as established by the counseling profession
  • Develops informational resources for students
  • Maintains current knowledge of professional issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Master's degree and a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in higher education; significant experience with adult students and distance learning; considerable ability in analyzing, synthesizing and interpreting academic data; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; extensive knowledge of current adult development and learning theory and the ability to recognize and be sensitive to the needs of adult learners; understanding of the liberal arts and in-depth knowledge in one or more disciplines, knowledge in cybersecurity and information systems a plus; and competency in computer applications.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by August 3, 2018 at www.charteroak.edu/AboutUs/Employment.

CHARTER OAK STATE COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS AND PROTECTED CLASSES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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