- High School Diploma or GED
- Master's Degree
Job Title: Academic Counselor/Liaison
Division: Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Department: Upward Bound
Reports: Executive Director of Upward Bound
FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt
Responsible for providing counseling services and assistance to each project participant for the duration of the Upward Bound project.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reports to the Director and responds to directives from the Assistant Director.
Establishes a close and cooperative relationship with all project staff.
Recruits qualified students from the targeted schools and community.
Provides counseling services of an academic, career, personal, and social nature to participants.
Establishes a profile on each participant (i.e., academic strengths, interests, educational/career goals, motivational orientation, etc.) and maintains adequate records concerning all counseling activities conducted with each participant.
Assists in diagnosing, developing, and educational prescription for each participant. Develops schedules for participants of the summer component.
Promotes parental involvement in the project's counseling and academic component.
Coordinate the program recruitment process, including, but not limited to, logistics of in-school presentations, interviews, and follow-ups with necessary paperwork documentation.
Coordinate individual and group sessions to provide information and assistance to
support successful school completion and post-secondary entry of participants.
Develop and maintain effective on-going working relationships with the guidance and main office professionals at the target schools.
Maintain records and appropriate documentation of all Upward Bound activities and services with new and current students and parents as directed and in a timely manner.
Participate in all scheduled activities, including tutoring, interpreting SAT/ACT scores and note taking skills.
Participates in all staff development and in-service training workshops.
Assists in orienting target schools staff, the University community, and the general community on Upward Bound's goals and objectives. lmplements a monitoring system with target schools for determination of student academic performance.
All other relevant duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology or education required.
Minimum of four years counseling experience or related educational areas.
Must have good interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with people from varied social, educational, and economic backgrounds.
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be able to work without constant supervision, make decisions, and have good judgment.
Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including possible evening and weekend work. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions, protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, and bend and reach.