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Counselor

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

Legal
Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023
Position Summary Information
Position Summary
The Counselor reports to the Director of EOC and provides educational, career and financial aid counseling to assist primarily lower-income and first-generation adults in selecting programs of study and appropriate post-secondary institutions for enrollment.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities
-Assist participants in completing admission and financial aid applications to post-secondary institutions.
-Provide presentations about the EOC program services in the target area.
-Administer and interpret computer-based career assessment inventories.
-Maintain a calendar of deadline dates for applications for admission to area post-secondary institutions.
-Conduct GED/HiSET orientations, educational, career and financial aid workshops within the target area.
-Staff community outreach centers on a regularly scheduled basis to provide educational information, FAFSA submissions, Admission application, and counseling.
-Maintain personal or written communication with participants for an ongoing period following initial enrollment as an EOC participant.
-Maintain and submit accurate records of all services provided to participants.
-Participate in the EOC Education EXPO fair.
-Provide periodic professional information and advisement to the Project Director and professional staff regarding participants’ progress.
-Participate in appropriate state and regional professional associations and staff development workshops.
-Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer and associated software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and SungardHE Banner.
-Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
-Ability to work as a team member.
-Ability to conduct presentations to groups in the target area.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
-Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public.
-Ability to detect and correct grammatical and spelling errors in written correspondence.
-Ability to maintain files accurately, in paper and in software programs.
-Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
-Ability to administer and interpret career assessment instruments.
-Ability to interpret various kinds of educational programs and courses of study available at post-secondary institutions within the target area.
-Ability to work evenings.
-Ability to effectively counsel students.
-Ability to follow instructions and procedures.
-Ability to visit outreach centers located throughout the program target area.
-Ability to participate in state and regional professional associations.
Physical Requirements
-Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree with a with a minimum of two (2) years of previous work experience in college student development, counseling, adult education or related area. Master’s preferred.
-A background check will be required for the successful applicant.
- An official transcript and names, addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references will be required for the successful applicant.