The College Counselor, reports to the appropriate campus leader, utilizing exceptional interpersonal skills and in-depth knowledge of the college catalog, provides one-on-one student advising, as well as coordinating various tasks in support of campus level student services. The College Counselor provides all job responsibilities of the Academic Advisor plus provides career and educational counseling, academic advising, transfer advising, career/life planning, personal counseling, financial aid advising and registration assistance including orientation coordination. In response to changing demographic, technological and evolving community needs counselors provide leadership and support in the development of new and enhanced student success and retention programs.
The college counselor may provide leadership, training and supervision to other student services staff in areas such as advising, registration, student early alert teams and behavioral threat assessment teams.
Education and experience sufficient to meet the rigors of the position, such as a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling, education, social work, or related field. Minimum of three years related experience working with a diverse student and adult population in advising and counseling; or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and seven years of experience with a diverse student and adult population; or an applicable combination of formal education and experience that provides the training and experience necessary to perform the duties and the responsibilities of the position. High School and Post-Secondary experience essential. Completed counseling internship or practicum preferred. Experience in higher education counseling preferred.
Special skills or abilities: Knowledge of higher education degree requirements, and current practices and technology utilized in student services. Ability to provide thoughtful academic, transfer and career advising; interpret and analyze placement data and aptitude assessments. Exhibit exceptional verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Effectively speak in public and present educational workshops. Maintain confidentiality, discretion and professionalism. Organize and prioritize work while exercising flexibility, teamwork and humor.
Knowledge of: advisement and placement methods; counseling, higher education degree requirements.
Ability to: interpret placement, learning assessment and personality/career inventories; provide academic advising and career counseling; crisis and stress management counseling/assessment and/or intervention with referral to college and community resources, ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines; exceptional verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, and community members having diverse backgrounds.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.
To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.