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Success Counselor, Vandal Gateway Program

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences


University of Idaho

Date Posted:

Apr 14 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description

This position will be a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Central to this role is a desire to provide provisional access to higher education for first year students who show promise to succeed under a proactive structured academic/social support program. This student facing support position will engage in a high degree of academic and social programming and monitoring pointed at holistic student success. The VGP Student Success Counselor will be responsible to build and maintain strong symbiotic and positive relationships within the university community (i.e., academic advising, student housing, student services, health and counseling, student clubs, etc.). To that end, this position will efficiently and effectively coordinate and implement student support services and events in areas of, but not limited to, academic counseling, academic support, mentorship, student social transition programming, study strategies, student education plans, and other academic follow-up needs. This position will also provide mentor and intern supervision of staff within the program, and will report to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.


The VGP Student Success Counselor will engage in first-hand student facing programming and actions that directly contribute to student academic success. The VGP Student Success Counselor will engage in day-to-day hands-on duties that directly support and enhance the VGP student experience. The VGP Student Success Counselor will supervise time-slip interns in addition to a peer mentor program. The VGP Student Success Counselor position will perform required administrative facing tasks and duties. Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Process

For more details and to apply:
In your letter of qualification, please address ALL required and any relevant preferred qualifications thoroughly, including relevant information on when and how qualifications are met. First review date for applications will be May 6, 2020.

Institution Information

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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Required Qualifications

• Baccalaureate degree in education, counseling, marketing, business or related field.
• 1 year prior experience in student affairs, coordinating student programming and/or event planning.
• Prior student counseling and or advising experience.
• Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, data bases, developing spreadsheets, and using a variety of software.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in education, counseling, marketing, business or related field.
• 2 years of progressive experience in leadership, program development, and assessment.
• 1 year of student or time-slip supervision experience.
• Experience in student services within a higher education setting.
• Experience in a multicultural environment within a higher education setting.
• Demonstrated commitment to affirmative action and student diversity, and a high level of professional credibility and personal integrity.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.