Job Requisition Number: 23559. Involves providing individualized services to re-entry students who are also often transfer students, student parents, veterans, and who often come from historically underserved backgrounds such as underrepresented, low income, first generation college students. Re-entry Student Program services include credit-bearing courses, individual holistic advising and problem-solving, service learning internships, peer advising, student group development, information and referral resources, academic enrichment workshops, and community-building events. The incumbent performs responsibilities that include academic and resource needs assessment, assistance in accessing campus and community-based services, financial aid counseling, assisting prospective students with admission and readmission processes, and facilitation of credit-bearing courses. Services also include student academic counseling to better balance course work with personal and professional responsibilities and develop support systems that promote student success, academic achievement, and overall professional success.
Provides multicultural academic and personal counseling across disciplines and colleges/schools to re-entry students (e.g., those with disabilities, parents, low-income, first-generation college, and other underrepresented populations, etc.). Incorporating a variety of theoretical approaches, the incumbent manages a caseload of students from pre-admission outreach through preparation for post-graduation transition to employment and/or graduate school; assists with student assessment/analysis of students? needs and assists with developing a plan of action to enhance student academic success. In collaboration with the director, manage re-entry scholarship and award programs from recruitment to selection and develop program opportunities to elevate these scholars and awardees in their academic and career objectives.
Facilitates group discussions / seminars / courses. Assists with training and oversight of undergraduate work-study students and interns.
Works with campus departments, faculty, and staff advisors to resolve specific student access barriers and academic accommodation issues.
Keeps abreast of issues relevant to re-entry students, access and inclusion programs, trends in higher education, community college outreach and transfer student issues. Refers students to appropriate specialized programs and resources.?Knowledge of the trends, characteristics, and issues facing student veterans as transfer, re-entry, and student parents as well as theories of multicultural counseling, learning, identity development, and human and career development. ?Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement such as collaborative teaching/learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring and advocacy. ?Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership. ?Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education. ?Knowledge and experience in working with re-entry students as transfer students, student parents, veterans, and historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, low-income, and first generation college students. ?Knowledge and experience with teaching coursework aimed at assisting students transition to the workload and demands of a top-tier research university ?Knowledge and experience managing scholarship and award programs ?Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying solutions for problem-solving. ?Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs. ?Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents. ?Knowledge of Federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services. ?Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate information in small and large group settings. ?Proficient computer skills including databases, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, electronic mail and web-based systems.
Education/Training: ?Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training This position is part-time, 75% FTE.
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