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Academic and Career Counselor

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/06/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date)
Working Title Academic and Career Counselor
Job Classification Student Services II
Department Name 41300-Johnstown Academic Success Center
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0127118
Hiring Range To be determined
Position Description

The Academic Counselor provides designated services from the range of programs provided by this unit, which include: academic counseling programs for at-risk students including the First-Year Success Program and the Great Outcomes in Learning program; Tutoring Services, including supplemental instruction; and Academic Advising for Undeclared and Exploratory students,
The Academic Counselor will carry an instructional load of Major & Career Exploration and Foundations of Learning, will manage a student advisee load, help initiate outreach to students in academic jeopardy, provide academic counseling, and will assist with tutoring services, and other support services. This individual works to build relationships with students, individually and collectively, that will assist them in: developing self-awareness and self-understanding, identifying problems and decision-making skills, setting individual goals; generating and evaluating alternatives, and selecting an appropriate course of action, including making referrals as appropriate. Establishes and maintains contact with various campus departments to stay current on campus policies and procedures and to ensure quality service provision for students. Supports retention efforts and promotes productive solid working relationships with students, staff, and faculty. Assists with training workshops for faculty advisors and staff.
Due to this position’s function and or job title, this position has been designated a Campus Security Authority for Clery Act reporting. If this individual becomes aware of a Clery reportable crime they must contact campus police immediately and report the crime.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Counseling or a related field. Experience in providing academic advising or support in an educational setting and/or student affairs experience.. Instructional experience is necessary for teaching duties. The individual must possess demonstrated skills: in conducting appropriate relationships with students to enhance their acclimation to college and academic success; in developing ideas for unit programs that promote success; in collaborating with faculty and staff across department and division lines. Must display excellent writing and speaking abilities.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Johnstown
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents