Under limited direction, performs moderately complex professional student service work. Conducts individual and group counseling sessions with participants during summer and academic year and provides academic advisement to Upward Bound participants, remains abreast of local and national financial aid and postsecondary entry requirements. Administers tests, inventories, and surveys and assists in conducting follow-up student on graduates. Assists students in completing financial aid and college admissions' applications within posted deadline dates and must keep Upward Bound files current, recruit students for the program and meet with Upward Bound parents. Maintains contact with target school counselors and teachers to monitor progress of participants in college prep-courses. Assists with developing and maintaining individualized education plans for participants and maintains cooperative working relationships with high school instructors, counselors, administrators, student organizations, and student advising and community contacts. Teaches a personal and career development class designed for student success, sponsors the Student Government, Students Helping Students Association.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and over one (1) year of relevant full-time experience. (Equivalent=Minimum of 90 credit hours and three (3) years of experience)
Master’s degree in education, counseling or student personnel. Experience working with disadvantaged students in the 9th-12th grades. Knowledge and abilities typically demonstrated through the equivalent of one year of working experience in student services or a related field. Some grant writing experience is a plus but not required. Strong communication, organizational, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Knowledgeable about financial aid processes, admission procedures, recruitment, and community relations. Willingness to work 16 Saturdays per year, some evenings, summer duties, chaperone field trips, and be willing to travel to TRIO training.
Open Until Filled: No
Quick Link: 6278
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please be prepared to write what method you would use to encourage students to participate in the Upward Bound program.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Professional
Affirmative Action Statement:
St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
St. Louis Community College is the largest community college system in Missouri and the second largest institution of higher education in the state with current credit enrollment each semester of almost 30,000 students. The College is accredited by the North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission. The College includes four campuses, three education centers and district administrative offi...ces enrolling 20,000 students. We offer 15 college-transfer and 90-plus career programs in the areas of art and design, business, civil and community service, engineering and technology, health and office professions; plus continuing education, developmental, and business/industrial training programs. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff