Assistant Director for Counseling Services

Greensboro, NC
Mar 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 013269

Functional Title Assistant Director for Counseling Services

Position Type Administration - Staff

Position Summary

Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRIO-grant support program designed to maximize academic performance for UNCG students who are first-generation, from modest income backgrounds, or who have a disability, and who also demonstrate academic need for services.

The Assistant Director for Counseling Services coordinates all aspects of counseling services for students in the SSS program, including: academic counseling, graduate school/career counseling, financial literacy, and personal counseling. The Assistant Director carries out duties as both a counselor and as supervisor of the peer mentoring program. Additionally, the Assistant Director works closely with the TRIO staff to advise and support the 200 students enrolled in the SSS program.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Orients new students to the counseling component; conducts individual sessions with students regarding academic, career, personal, and financial concerns on a regular basis and builds an action plan for the student to accomplish over the course of the semester or academic year.
  • Coordinates Financial Literacy component of the program, which includes management of online activities, planning and presenting workshops on financial topics, and working closely with the Financial Aid office to provide information to students about their aid.
  • Provides graduate and professional school guidance, including workshops, and visits to graduate schools and programs across the state.
  • Oversees the Peer mentor program; hires, trains, and manages a team of 3-4 mentors each year; oversees mentor/mentee matches; provides professional development opportunities to mentors.
  • Manages a MS Access database related to Counseling component session records, payroll, etc. Maintains accurate records and documentation for counseling component.

The Assistant Director for Counseling Services supervises 3-4 peer mentors each academic year. Supervision includes recruiting, hiring, training, and developing mentors throughout the year to support the needs of students seeking peer mentor guidance. The position requires strong management techniques, attention to detail, and an strong desire to help students overcome obstacles so they can graduate from college.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must have a Master's degree in community, school, or college counseling and student development. Additionally, the candidate must have at least 1-2 years of direct counseling/administrative experience. The candidate should have some experience or be familiar with the unique challenges facing first-generation college students.

Tenure Status N/A

Special Instructions to Applicants

The anticipated start date for this position is June 1, 2017.

Recruitment Range $38,000-$40,000

Org #-Department Special Support Services - 10912

Job Open Date 03/17/2017

For Best Consideration Date 04/07/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? Yes

Time Limited Duration

8/31/2017 – with option for renewal

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

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    EOE AA/M/F/D/V


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