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.
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
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
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
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.
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