Position Title: Academic Counselor
Department: Academic Affairs
Supervisor's Title: Director, Academic Services
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.
- 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.