Job Positions

Education Counselor (C0862019)

Categories: South Central Region 7

Department:

Academic Advising Center

Institution:

University of Central Arkansas

Date Posted:

Jul 9 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

 
 

Position Description

The Education Counselor is to assist students in their growth and development by constructing meaningful educational plans which are compatible with their life goals. It is a continuous and consistent process which is built upon the basis of frequent, accumulated personal contacts between advisor and advisee. The Education Counselor is responsible for assessing, and counseling individuals and providing individual/group education and vocational guidance services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Duties

Providing advising services to freshmen and sophomores by assisting students in developing academic goals and educational plans, and outlining appropriate classes needed to achieve those goals.

Maintaining current knowledge regarding admission, transfer, and degree requirements

Establishing of rapport with advisees and faculty in their College, development of knowledge related to all degree programs offered within the College,

Monitoring and facilitating academic progress through ongoing collaboration with faculty and student

Empowering students by assisting them with personal goal setting, time management skills, study skills, financial planning, interpersonal communication and personal accountability

Referring advisees to university resources such as tutoring centers, the University Counseling Center, Disability Support Services, etc. as needed

Explaining institutional policies and procedures, including the use of technology in communication, academics, advising, and registration to students

Facilitating exploration of possible majors and moving students toward a major declaration

Advising incoming freshmen during summer orientation and registration

Assisting with Welcome Week and other academic orientations

Coordinating or assisting with Advising Center functions and research projects related to undeclared and other majors

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advising and the Provost’s Office, as they relate to advisement and retention.

Willing to work commencement or other special events

Application Process

Apply at: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/5893

To apply for this position you must submit:

Completed responses to the 8 Supplemental Questions — see job posting link

Completed online application

Cover Letter*

Current Resume or CV*

Correct contact information for three professional references.

When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either “Microsoft Word” or “.pdf” format

Institution Information

The University of Central Arkansas has more than 10,000 students, over 400 full time faculty, 75 undergraduate degree programs, 35 graduate programs, and 81 buildings on 301 acres of land. Situated conveniently in the geographic center of the State of Arkansas, UCA traditionally enrolls students from each of Arkansas’ 75 counties.

Contact Information

Leigh Ann DenHartog, ldenhartog@uca.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in education, counseling, or counselor education; plus one year of experience in counseling or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of professional experience as a college/university academic advisor, career counselor, or student retention/coach, or related student services area