Counselor/Advisor - Part Time

Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Category:
Part Time
Contact:
Advising Department - advise@carrollcc.edu
Directions To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter emailed to advise@carrollcc.edu

This position is open until filled.

To qualify for employment, selected candidates must

  • successfully complete a criminal background check (for designated positions)
  • must be able to work on campus as of the first day of employment
  • be a resident of DE, MD, PA, VA, WV or DC as of the first day of employment
  • be currently authorized to work in the US, as the College does not offer Visa sponsorships  
  • complete an employment application upon request, prior to progressing through the initial interview process
Description:

Department:  Student Affairs

Pay Grade:     10 (starting salary $23.85 per hour)

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt             

JOB SUMMARY

This position assumes responsibility for the advising of current students including academically at-risk students, develops/delivers services to help students define and reach educational goals, and provides support as needed in outreach activities to new and current students. Understands the needs of diverse students and is able to create an inclusive and safe environment for all students. It reports to the Senior Director of Advising and Retention.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:      

  • Advises current and prospective students regarding educational planning and facilitates students’ progress toward academic goals. Teaches new students how to use technology including student planning, Starfish and student email.  Supports and teaches students how to register, track progress and plan for transfer.
  • Provides special support to students who are on academic probation including goal setting, and calculating GPA requirements for success
  • Assists in the recruitment and advising of prospective students by participating in high school visitations open houses, and college/career nights; assists in other outreach activities for both current and prospective students. 
  • Designs and presents workshops, class presentations, and seminars to facilitate academic planning, registration, and help meet students’ related counselling/advising needs.  
  • Serves as the advising liaison with one or more Area of Study.  This includes participating in the planning and promoting of initiatives to encourage student involvement.
  • Uses technology in the support of student success and retention.
  • Understand and communicate career options and transfer planning for Area of study students.
  • Provides support to students with personal issues, such as short-term counseling, referral, and crisis intervention. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • Master’s Degree. At least two years related experience. Direct community college advising or counseling experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist students in personal/educational development and to work with students in a classroom or workshop setting.
  • Be available to work some evenings (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and variable hours when necessary. At minimum two evenings a week. Part time position, not to exceed 29 hours a week, but availability for 29 hours a week required.
  • Must be positive, cooperative and supportive

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work is normally light work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Periodically, it requires standing for longer periods of time during presentations or fairs.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Hear/talk/communicate - Must be able to exchange information and communicate
  • Visual Acuity/ability to perceive or detect surroundings
  • Mental acuity – Able to focus, concentrate, understand and convey subject matter
  • Repetitive motion (i.e. keyboarding)
  • Stand/sit/walk/able to move or traverse from one area to another

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

College campus, direct contact with students, staff, faculty and the general public in classrooms, common areas, offices, campus environments. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as office, meeting, and training rooms;  Use of safe workplace practices with office equipment; computers for data entry and word processing; avoidance of trips and falls; observance of fire and building safety regulations; and observance of traffic laws when/if driving a College vehicle.

SALARY:

This part-time position will be placed on the College Hourly Salary Scale, Grade 10 with a minimum starting salary of $23.85 per hour.  

Carroll Community College has the right to revise this position description at any time, and this position description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

"Carroll Community College is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. Carroll Community College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment."