The Student Support Services/TRIO Program in the division of University Advising is seeking applications for a Counselor II position. This position is responsible for providing
academic counseling, advising services, personal guidance and instruction to students who are from first-generation backgrounds, economically disadvantaged backgrounds or who possess learning or physical disabilities. This position will also oversee the mentoring component of the Student Support Services/TRIO Program.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
- Provide personal advising, academic counseling and coaching to the student participants
- Establish and maintain frequent contacts with program participants in order to ensure they make the transition necessary to adjust academically, socially, and culturally to college.
- Develop individual success plans for student participants that involve and address goal setting, academic advising issues, counseling, cultural and social events, tutoring, graduate school preparation, financial aid and major/career decision-making.
- Serve as an advocate for students with sensitive issues across campus and throughout the community.
- Serve as a liaison with the Office of Financial Aid, Career Services, Accessibility Services, the Carruth Center for Counseling, and the Mountaineer HUB.
- Coordinate a peer mentoring program, including recruiting, selecting, hiring, training and supervising peer mentors.
- Maintain a budget and provide oversight for all costs and expenditures for the mentorship program.
- Design program, including course, service activities and mentoring services.
- Oversee the SSS/TRIO Service Learning course and match peer mentors to course sections.
- Work with the Center for Service and Learning to work through course details and community service placement arrangements.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Pay Grade: 17
- Master's degree in counseling, social work, education, administration or related field is required
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered
- At least one (1) year of experience in each of the following is required:
- Professional work in higher education
- Work with college students
- Group/public presentations and/or teaching
- At least one (1) year of experience with financial aid policies preferred
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: May 16, 2017
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes